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Free museums to attend during the Annual Meeting

With your badge from the EAA 2022 Annual Meeting, you can attend these museums for free from 31 August to 10 September. The museums marked with * are free only from 31 August to 4 September.

You can view the map in full here.

Free Guided Tours in the Hungarian National Museum

Guided tours in English of the following temporary exhibitions at the Hungarian National Museums is also arranged for free of charge. Registrations for the Guided tours will be handled on the spot. Please come to the INFO POINT.

The Seuso Treasure – The Splendour of Roman Pannonia

Tour guide: Zsolt Mráv, archaeologist, museologist)
Dates: Thursday 1 September, 13:00 – 14:00 | Saturday 3 September 13:00 – 14:00
Max: 35 persons/tour

The 4th-century final golden age and rich cultural legacy of the Roman Empire is largely due to its wealthy, educated elite. Its members preserved and passed on the heritage of the classical Graeco-Roman culture and they also commissioned patrons luxury articles made at a high artistic quality. Besides its artistic value, as a treasure find it is the most significant hoard of silver objects of late Antiquity. The silver vessels of the treasure faithfully reflect the good life of the wealthy and influential elite, and the world of splendid villas, hunts and banquets in Pannonia during the late imperial period. The Seuso treasure is one the most significant late Roman silver treasure finds. In its current ensemble it consists of 14 silver vessels made in the 4th century, as well as a large copper cauldron used for their concealment. 

The Seuso treasure – The Splendour of Roman Pannonia | Hungarian National Museum

Sabretache plates. The treasures of the Conquering elite

Tour guide: Réka Fülöp, archaeologist, museologist
Dates: Thursday 1 September, 12:30 – 13:00 | Friday 2 September, 13:00 – 14:00 | Saturday 3 September, 13:00 – 14:00
Max: 10-15 persons/tour

Men could represent their rank and position in the strict tribal or clan-based hierarchy of the Hungarian society only by objects they were entitled to wear. Hungarian men of the 10th century belonging to the military entourage of princes or chieftains could primarily express their ranks by wearing weapon belts with precious metal mounts and suspended ornamented weapons and tools. Hungarian men held their essential tools (particularly the fire-starting kit of the age) in their typically leather sabretaches suspended on the right side of their belts. The sabretache’s front flap was occasionally ornamented with bronze or gilded silver mounts, or contiguous plates (sabretache plates) as early as around the 900s. The ornaments on the sabretaches (plates and mounts) were typically Hungarian rank indicators of the 10th century; moreover, some regard these as power insignia of the dignitaries serving the prince’s family. The number of such artefacts ever displayed in a museum is extremely low, we only know about 27 sabretache plates and 13 ornamental mounted or leather sabretaches including the recently found pieces. The Hungarian National Museum is currently exhibiting these know and restored pieces as part of a temporary exhibition until October 30, 2022.


A Treasured Community – Results of the Hungarian National Museum’s Community Archaeology Program

Tour guide: Dr. István Vida, archaeologist, museologist
Dates: Thursday 1 September, 12:00 – 13:00 | Friday 2 September, 13:00 – 14:00 | Saturday 3 September, 13:00 – 14:00
Max:20 persons/tour

The most important task of the Hungarian National Museum is still collecting, surveying and storing, but it is equally important to present the objects and to popularize science. The most obvious method of the latter one is to involve the general public in the whole process of archaeological research and the creation of the exhibition accompanying it. Participation provides not only a completely new experience compared to traditional visits to museums, but this way a much deeper knowledge can be imparted. Therefore, our Community Archaeology Programme is a kind of educational project too, with more than 200 active members now, which will provide opportunity for everyone interested to join in the scientific work supervised by experts in the future too, with the professional aspects taken into consideration. We firmly believe that the Hungarian National Museum has remained a cultural institute even in the 21st century, which contributes to the definition and formation of community identity with its collections and intellectual values amassed in the past two centuries. For this, we consider it indispensable to involve the public in the life of the museum. This exhibition is intended to present the first achievements and successes of our cooperation. We hope that the cause of archaeological heritage will become a well-known and acclaimed topic, so knowing our past will become extremely important to the general public.

Kincset Érő Közösség | Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum

Hungarian National Museum (HNM)*

Where: 14-16. Múzeum Boulevard, 1088 Budapest

Museum of Matthias Rex of HNM*

Where: 29. Fő Street, 2025 Visegrád

Balassa Bálint Museum of HNM*

Where: 5. Mindszenty Square, 2500 Esztergom

Rákóczi Museum of HNM*

Where: 19. Szent Erzsébet Street, 3950 Sárospatak

Museum of Ethnography*

Where: Ötvenhatosok Square – Dózsa György Street, 1146 Budapest

Aquincum Museum and Archaeological Park

Where: 135. Szentendrei Street, 1031 Budapest

Budapest History Museum /Castle Museum

Where: 2. Szent György Square, 1014 Budapest

Katona József Museum

Where: 1.Bethlen Boulevard, 6000 Kecskemét

Kiskun Museum

Where: 9. Dr. Holló Lajos Street, 6100 Kiskunfélegyháza

Viski Károly Museum

Where: 25. Szent István King Street, 6300 Kalocsa

Janus Pannonius Museum

Where: 9. Széchenyi Square, 7621 Pécs

Kanizsai Dorottya Museum

Where: 9. Kisfaludy Street, 7700 Mohács

Munkácsy Mihály Museum

Where: 9. Széchenyi Street, 5600 Békéscsaba

Museum of Zemplén

Where: 11. Huszárvár Street, 3900 Szerencs

Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History

Where: 17. Király Street, 9021 Győr

Museum of Sopron

Where: 8. Fő Square, 9400 Sopron

Déri Museum

Where: 1.Déri Square, 4026 Debrecen

Museum of Hajdúság

Where: 1.Kossuth Lajos Street, 4220 Hajdúböszörmény

Museum of Bihar

Where: 1.Kálvin Square, 4100 Berettyóújfalu

Damjanich János Museum

Where: 4. Kossuth Square, 5000 Szolnok

Győrffy István Nagykun Museum

Where: 4. Kálvin Street, 5300 Karcag

Finta Museum

Where: 1. Attila Street, 5420 Túrkeve

Jász Museum

Where: 18. Lehel Vezér Square, 5100 Jászberény

Kuny Domonkos Museum

Where: 1-3. Váralja Street, 2890 Tata-Öregvár

Museum of Tatabánya

Where: 1.Szent Borbála Square, 2800 Tatabánya

Dornyay Béla Museum

Where: 2. Múzeum Square, 3100 Salgótarján

Gödöllő Royal Castle Nonprofit Ltd.

Where: 5852. Grassalkovich Castle, 2100 Gödöllő

Kossuth Museum

Where: 5. Múzeum Street, 2700 Cegléd

"Matrica" Museum and Archaeological Park

Where: 1-3. Gesztenyés Street, 2440 Százhalombatta

Tragor Ignác Museum

Where: 41/a sz. Zrínyi Street, 2600 Vác

Árpád Museum

Where: 34. Kossuth Street, 2300 Ráckeve

Tomory Lajos Museum

Where: 116-118. Margó Tivadar Street, 1181 Budapest

Postal Museum

Where: 27. Benczúr Street, 1068 Budapest

Rippl Rónai Museum

Where: 10. Fő Street, 7400 Kaposvár

Göcsej Museum

Where: 2. Batthyány Street, 8900 Zalaegerszeg

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism

Where: 1.Korona Square, 1036 Budapest

Hungarian Natural History Museum

Where: 13. Baross Street, 1088 Budapest