Affiliated Museums

  • 2500 Esztergom, Szent István tér 1.

    The building of the royal castle on Esztergom Castle Hill began in the last third of the 10th century during the reign of Prince Géza. The work begun by Géza was continued by his son, St. István, and the castle became one of the most important royal seats in the first decades of the 11th century. During the course of the 12th century - during the reign of King Béla III - the castle was rebuilt and after the construction of the keep and the castle chapel the castle became a characteristic sample of the Middle European royal seats.
  • 2025 Visegrád, Fő u. 29.

    The first archaeological excavation started in 1871 under Imre Henszlmann’s management on the territory of the castle. The finds were delivered to the Hungarian National Museum. Kálmán Lux speeded up the archaeological works in 1916. Architect Jánod Schulek took over the management in 1927, he continued the exploration and the renovation works and was supported in his activity by the Visegrád Castle Committee founded that year. The royal castle was found in 1934. In 1944, the war caused serious damages in the collection.
  • 3950 Sárospatak, Szent Erzsébet u. 19.

    The territory was royal possession from the 11th century. The centre was Patak, originally built at a ford on river Bodrog. According to Péter Perényi’s letters, he built a new family seat here between 1534 and 1541. The southern part of the medieval town was surrounded by a wall and a moat. At its south-eastern angle, a large, five-storey quadrate keep was built.
  • 2837.Vértesszőlős, Vértes László park 1.

    Vértesszőlő is a small Transdanubian village at the foot of the Gerecse mountains. One of the most ancient (some hundred thousand years old) homo finds of Europe were discovered here between 1963 and 1968 by László Vértes. During the excavation a nape bone of a prehistoric man (named Samuel by the leading archaeologist) as well as milk-tooth fragments of a 6-7 year old child came to light. The Hungarian National Museum presents the prehistoric settlement and the life of the prehistoric man at the old stone pit.