The permanent exhibition

The Hungarian Open Air Museum presents folk architecture, culture and lifestyle of Hungary in 8 regional units on 60 hectares.
Szerző: Skanzen 2018. március 18.

The aim of founding the Hungarian Open Air Museum was to present folk architecture, interior decoration, farming and way of life in the Hungarian language area from the 2nd half of the 18th century to the 1st half of the 20th century, through original and authentic objects, relocated houses arranged in old settlement patters.

 

The more and more elaborate settlement plan appropriates the relocation of more than 400 edifices into the museum, arranged into village-like regional units on the basis of ethnographical considerations. Within the units buildings are fitted into the traditional system of peasant households, supplemented by sacred, communal and outbuildings which used to be integral parts of traditional villages. Dwellings and farm-buildings represent the typical houses and outbuildings having evolved historically in each region. 8 legends are located in the museum. The dates mark the opening year of each legend.

 

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Upper-Tisza Region (1974)

Great Plains (in process)

Kisalföld (1987)

Western-Transdanubia (1993)

Bakony-Balaton-Uplands (2000)

Southern-Transdanubia (2005)

Upland Market Town (2006)

North-Hungarian Village (2010)

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Temporary exhibitions

Besides the main exhibition of the different regional units, from time to time we offer temporary exhibitions to different topics connected to the life on the countryside.
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Thematic exhibitons

Our thematic exhibitions, located in some parts of the permanent exhibition, showcases exhibits of special themes. The topics provide additional historical information related to the exhibition's...
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Skanzen Train

Our normal-gauge railway is the longest among the museum railways in Europe. It has five handicapable stops which provide easy access for people with wheelchairs, or for families with baby carriage.