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Gizi Bajor Actor Museum - Budapest
Gizi Bajor Actor Museum
Address: 1124, Budapest Stromfeld Aurél út 16.
Phone number: (1) 375-1184
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 14-18
Since 1962, the Gizi Bajor Actors' Museum, which belongs to the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute, has been a unique site for the memory of the Hungarian theatre history. The permanent exhibition, opened in 2010, on the first floor of the museum, preserves the memory of the one-time owner of the villa, Gizi Bajor, one of the biggest actresses of the Hungarian stage: her memorial room displays her personal objects, stage props, while the visitors can get to know the details of her professional and private life. Next to these, the photos, paintings, statutes and documents also preserve the memory of actress Hilda Gobbi, the founder of the museum, all this in a 21st century form and with up-to-date means of display, creating an intriguingly modern atmosphere.

On the other hand, the exhibit set up upstairs in 2002, with the title 'Between the Coulisses', rather revolves around the 'secrets' of theatrmaking instead of featuring individual artists, guiding the visitors from the first reading rehearsal to the premiere, from the casting to the first night party, thus setting up a memento for the leading figures of the Hungarian theatre history. One of the rooms upstairs is dedicated to the most renowned dance artists of the past. Visitors can take a backward glimpse at the major representatives various different genres: classical ballet, movement theatre and folk dance.

The rooms which used to be the memorial rooms of the great Hungarian divas - Mari Jászai, Emília Márkus and Hilda Gobbi - have given way to temporary exhibitions. The extremely rich collections of the Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute provide abundant materials for us to evoke the different eras, main figures and events of the Hungarian theatre history, in a truly colourful manner.

Permanent exhibitions
A taste of the exhibition
The process of the birth of a theatrical performance is demonstrated in four rooms on the fourth floor. continue
Gizi Bajor married the laryngologist Tibor Germán on 7 July, 1933 and together they moved into a house on the Németvölgyi street, which was later renamed Piłsudski street and then again to Stromfeld Aurél street. The originally single story house of the Beyer family was transformed into a grandiose villa, based on the plans of Béla Országh. The home of the couple soon became the fashionable meeting spot of the artistic circles. continue
A taste of the exhibition
This room lets the visitors peep into the Dance-archives, the autonym collection of the OSZMI. The exhibition introduces the representatives of the motion art from Valéria Dienes and Olga Szentpál to Mária Mirovszki, the representatives of our ballet from the 1880s to nowadays (Anna Pallai, Imre Eck), and the exceptional representatives of the Hungarian Dance Art (Iván Szabó, Miklós Rábai, László Vásárhelyi) after 1945. continue
Jenő Huszka memorial room
The first room of the second floor introduces the visitors to the stars: Lujza Blaha, Sári Fedák, Hanna Honthy, the Latabárs, János Sárdi, and Róbert Rátonyi, and the composers: Jenő Huszka, Imre Kálmán, Ferenc Lehár of the most popular gender. It also introduces the theatre itself to the guests. continue