The museum of Hungarian Agriculture is the biggest museum of agriculture in Europe. It is located at the Castle Vajdahunyad which can be found at the truly breathtaking City Park in Budapest, Hungary. The Castle was designed by architect Ignac Alpar who used different architectural styles from various eras for the different buildings encompassing the castle. These styles include Renaissance and Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque. Furthermore, the architecture was also designed to mirror several landmark building of the Kingdom of HUngary. Construction began in 1896 using cardboard and wood to build the original structure. Since the Castle enjoyed huge popularity with the locals and tourists alike the city decided to make it a more permanent structure and reconstruction on the buildings began in 1904 and was completed in 1908.
The Hungarian Royal Agriculture Museum was opened in 1907 and is one of the must see sights of the Vajdahunyad castle today. The museum has a truly extravagant design with beautifully painted walls, carved pillars, marble staircases, enormous crystal chandeliers and stained windows. It contains both permanent and temporary exhibitions which can be found in the magnificent ground floor area. Furthermore, the museum also contains a Cafe which provides a Buffet in the museum building.
The permanent exhibitions on display are: The History of Hungarian Agriculture from Beginning to 1945, The Development of Domestic Animals, Hunting Exhibition, Forestry, Hungarian Grapes and Wine in Europe, The History of Fishing in Hungary, Natural Values, Conservation and From the Kingdom of Plants. The museum also contains many collections and archives including: Animal Husbandry Collection, Beekeeping collection, Film Archive, Fishing Collection, Historical Papers Collection, Hunting Collection and many many more. For information on the temporary exhibits featured at the museum please refer to the museum’s website which is provided below.
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Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Entrance: Adult: 1.000 HUF, Children and seniors: 500 HUF
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