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Discovering Hungary: Night of Museums

Discovering Hungary: Night of Museums

The night of museums Hungary, took place on a Saturday, the 25th of June, 2016. Basically its a night when most museums all  over  Hungary allow entry for free or at discounted prices. Here in Debrecen, the event began at 2:00pm until 2:00am, the offer was 1200HUF (about 5 USD) to visit all 6 museums. It was a lively night with music and cheap street eats and even a bonfire. Museums can be boring, who am I kidding? most times they are, especially if you have no inkling what they are all about and have no interest in what they have to offer.

Nevertheless, they are an opportunity to learn and to discover something new, just like traveling. You can have a glimpse in to the mind of an artist, you can have a glimpse into the times and years before you were born, another culture, another area of life, it  can remind us of how far humanity has come. Museums, like libraries are a great haven for those open to always learning. The pictures below offer a glimpse of the few museums I visited, Debrecen as a city does have a lot to offer.

“Museums, like libraries are a great haven for those always open to learning”

The Lajos Csia Biblical Museum

This is found in the Debrecen Reformed Great Church aka the Yellow Church.

Address: 4026 Debrecen, Piac Utca 4-6

This is just one of the 25 maquettes housed in the museum.
The City of Jerusalem.This is one of the 25 maquettes housed in the museum. The museums also holds about 56 paintings depicting various scenes in the Bible.
A tram going downtown. The picture is taken atop the yellow church.

Medgyessy Ferenc Museum

This is located just before the Debrecen Plaza.

Address: 4026 Debrecen, Peterfia utca 28

Medgyessy Ferenc was a scultpor, one of his many artworks on display
Medgyessy Ferenc was a sculptor. In the second display room of the museum. Just a glimpse of the many exhibits at display.

Deri Museum

This was my 2nd visit here, it was just as amazing and eye opening as  the first, didn’t feel too familiar at all. Definitely one of the most sophisticated museums in Debrecen.

Haha, I wasn’t allowed to take pictures here, but one lady said I could take a selfie, this is a must visit once in Debrecen. It also contains some of the largest paintings I have ever seen in my life, it features not just the Hungarian heritage, but also has an Egyptian and Japanese section.

Address: 4026 Debrecen, Deri Ter 1

I hope this isn't illegal, I was given permission. My selfie, unfortunately I don't remember his name.
I hope this isn’t illegal, I was given permission. My selfie, unfortunately I don’t remember his name.

College Library of the Transtibiscan Reformed Church District

I need to visit this again, it had so much on display. It also has a cool outdoor place where you could relax for some tea or wine 🙂 Here I had the leeway to take as many pictures as possible and I sure did.

Address: 4026 Debrecen, Kalvin ter 16

One of the many museums rooms, this didn't have a lot of the items translated,but I just had to go in.
One of the many museums rooms, its more beautiful than my camera makes of it.
Puppets (I think its King Stephen's on the right)
One of the library rooms. Puppets (I think its King Stephen’s on the right)

Here is an amazing fact, all four museums are within walking distance of each other. There’s still another one within walking distance that I didn’t get to visit, I should sometime.

Modem Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts.

Address: 4026 Debrecen, Baltazar Dezso ter 1

What has your experience of museums been like?

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