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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
Great bustard
The Hungarian conservation began in the 19th century and was successful before WWI. Many of the areas designated between WWI-WWII and in the 1870s are presented in the exhibition. The protected flora and fauna and the geological values are illustrated by maps, stuffed animals, and minuets. continue
Gild jug
The exhibition demonstrates one of the oldest occupations of the Hungarians. At the introductory part the visitors may learn of the traditional ways of fishing and its equipments. We pay more attention to the fishing guilds, fish market, fishing in the bigger rivers and lakes, and artificial fish rearing. continue
Harvest Fun
Why was wine produced and why were the grape and wine gods honored in the body of beliefs and religion of these people. What kind of goods and cost of living did grape and wine mean then and what do they mean now, in weekdays and in holidays. In spite of the huge topic this permanent exhibition tries to present the wine-grower, wine-producing communities, the history of wine-districts, and the tendencies and regularities of the latest era (since 1990). 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