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2022.08.09. - 2022.09.18.
Budapest
2022.06.14. - 2022.09.12.
Budapest
2022.06.02. - 2022.07.24.
Budapest
2022.01.28. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2022.01.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.12.15. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.12.08. - 2022.02.20.
Budapest
2021.11.05. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.09.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.06.29. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
The House on Feet in Vörs - Vörs
The museum building
Address: 8711, Vörs Dózsa György utca 17.
Phone number: (88) 555-291
Opening hours: 01.05-30.09.: Tue-Sun 10-17
In winter, during the Bethlehem period the caretaker opens the county house
It is in Dózsa György Street, in the deeper, watery part of Vörs. It is called the Alszeg in the village. The poor lived their before. Those who had a little land and went to gather cane at the Kisbalaton and red sedge for coloring Italian bottles. Fishermen lived in the region. The people who lived there carved kit ships sailing the Balaton. The last two of these kit ships were made by Szabó János in 1897 for fishermen of Keszthely.

Whoever could moved to a higher point of the village called Főszeg. These more modern houses were built. Slowly, houses with hedge walls disappeared towards the end of the 18th, beginning of the 19th century. Between the two world wars, people from Alszeg and Főszeg gathered in varied groups. This monatery division only disappeared after WWII.

The financial situation of the people of Alszeg grew better. In 1961, six smoky-kitchen house still existed in Dózsa György street. Today, after these were taken down, beautiful mansions stand there. The last owner of the old type of house moved out in 1971. The unoccupied house was about to decay completely. Fortunately, it was bought by the National Nature and Environment Protection Bureau and reconstructed it. In the summer of 1978, when the reconstruction works were almost done, the citizens of the village set a good example.

Thel looked around their house and gave everything to the newly reconstructed house that they could. The first room of the village house was not occupied: it was used for storing celebration cloths and the trousseau of the girl of the house. Guests were also lodged there, the ill was nursed there and the dead was laid out there. The beds were covered with many layers of bedclothes since it meant richness. It was done with a little bit of cod as they put two boards under the bedclothes so it looked higher. The 'heysack' was filled with sedge. It was because mice did not dare hide between the sharp leaves. Things that were to be saved from kids were hung on the beam. It had soap, the Bible, calendar, razor, but celebration boots were also hung on it. The furnishing of the room preserved the atmosphere of the old clean room. The cradle was usually not kept in the clean room, but since the family had no child, the cradle was awaiting its use there.

The smoky kitchen was not only used for cooking, but the family spent the day there. They also had their meals there. The spinning wheel shows that the kitchen was also place of work. Tools used in the kitchen were hung on the walls. The so-called 'fire dog' was used for baking meat. The giant chest was used for storing flour. The tenants usually went to Keszthely to grind down wheet. One bag of flour was kept in the chest, the rest was in the atick. Crop to be sold was also kept in the atick. The shelf for holding bread hung from the beam in the kitchen. The basket held onion and potato. Cabbage barrel was also kept there.

The ladder and the tools were kept in the chamber. People slept in the back room. Heating was resolved by the stove. It was used for heating and for cooking too. The life in Vörs has been closely related to the Kisbalaton. In the back room of the house, an exhibition on the Kispabalton can be seen.

There is a crooked well in the middle of the yard. The crook is a clamp. A bucket was hung on it by which water was dipped. The house in Vörs talks about two centuries of hard life, but also the beauties of the nature around the Kisbalaton.

Dr. Sági Károly