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Museum and Library of Hungarian Agriculture - Budapest
The museum building
Address: 1146, Budapest Városliget, Vajdahunyadvár
Phone number: (1) 363-1117
Opening hours: 01.03-31.10.: Tue-Sun 10-17
01.11-28.02.: Tue-Fri 10-16, Sat-Sun 10-17
The biggest agricultural museum of Europe was founded in the Vajdahunyad Castle of the City Park, Budapest. The building itself is unique; too, for its architect Ignác Alpár merged various styles by using single parts of significant buildings found in Hungary at the time. The building had originally been built for the Millennium Exhibition and has given place for the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture (founded in 1896) since 1897. continue
Temporary exhibitions
2011.06.22. - 2019.12.31.
Domestication of horses changed the course of human history. Domesticated helped people populate inland and spreading of nomadic people. Horses provided transportation, changed ways of hunting, warfare and last but not least, agriculture. Just like other domesticated animals, horses provided meat and milk. They represented value in society. These roles existed side by side for centuries, though with ever changing significance. continue
Permanent exhibitions
A taste of the exhibition
The exhibition begins the domestication process by outlining the circumstances of the ice-age, and ends by the introduction to the domestic animals finally getting to the Carpathean Basin. It gives an insight about the methods of domestication, their scenes, and history of the most significant domestic animals in the Carpathian Basin. Finally the exhibition will acquaint the visitors with the history of the archeozoological researches made in Hungary. continue
Forestry
The work done in domestic forests is mostly characterized by the human activity, logging, woodland supplement and tree planting. Both procedures are seen on photographs, models and mockups. Herbal-, nest- and bird egg collections refer to the life of the forest. continue
Hunting room
We can find this exhibition on the first floor of the gothic wing of Vajdahunyadvár. It has 4 different divisions: gun hall, world record trophies hall, wild animals hall, and the fina and applied arts hall connecting to it. continue
Thrashing: Kiskunhalas, the 1910ÔÇÖs
The exhibition wishes to show the complete history of Hungarian agriculture from the beginning of food production to Hungary's joining the EU. It is a period of over 8000 years. In 2005, we showed the agricultural history until the establishment if the nature. continue