Full price ticket: 500 HUF

Discount ticket: 250 HUF

Combined tickets

–       full price: 1300 HUF

–       discount: 700 HUF

Guided tour:

Hungarian: 1500 HUF

German: 3000 HUF

The Germans – with a population of almost quarter a million – are Hungary’s largest minority. Since 1972 the German Nationality Museum has been commissioned with the collection of their material and intellectual treasures nationwide. The first exhibition was opened in 1973 in the Miklós Mill. After becoming independent, the exhibition moved to the Nepomuk Mill in 1983. The former water mill was built in 1758 by the plans of Jakab Fellner and its name was given after the patron saint of millers and water transportation users St. John Nepomucene the wooden statue of whom decorates the façade of the building. The nearly 500 m² exhibition hall of the museum is in the main building. The former granary is the artefacts storeroom. The collection is regularly used by Hungarian and foreign researchers and college or university students studying this topic in their thesis. The museum exhibition with the name “Germans in Hungary” opened in 1997 and it depicts the most important stages of the history of the Hungarian German minority and their cultural characteristics. After their settlement, this ethnic group created their own individual culture the main features of which are traceable in their traditional ethnic culture represented in their ethnographic artwork.

Address: 2890 Tata, Alkotmány u. 1.

Phone number: (+36) 34/381-251

Email: info@kunymuzeum.hu

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Beyond the history of their settlement, the permanent exhibition of the German Nationality Museum of Tata also aims to demonstrate the cultural peculiarities of this ethnic group, and the mutual effects that they had on each other with their hosts, the Hungarians and that as such these cultures cannot be unequivocally divided from each other. The visitor can see distinctive furnishings and costumes and learn about the characteristics and geographical distribution of this religiously and linguistically diverse ethnicity. A specific ethnographic feature of this ethnic group, the peculiar furniture paintings are demonstrated through the museum’s extensive collection of Harta style headboards and dowry chests.