Category Archives: Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest

Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest, Hungary, currently the home of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum

Hungarian Handcraft Masterpieces

The best of traditional Hungarian handmade artifacts will be on display in Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park of Budapest. The temporary exhibition entitled Masterpieces of Hungarian Craft (Magyar Kezmuves Remek) will showcase some special beauties in applied arts with a heavy emphasis on Magyar cultural background.

Masterpieces of Hungarian Craft Vajdahunyad Castle

Masterpieces of Hungarian Craft Vajdahunyad Castle

Whatever you see on display is a “remek” a masterpiece, which has won a special prize from the jury of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce. These are truly some of the best Magyar artifacts / handicrafts of local artists working with traditional techniques and materials, using traditional Hungarian folk art designs. The annual prize is handed out by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce. Now you can take a look at the masterpieces

Traditionally, the winning pieces are exhibited in the annual temporary exhibition in  the  Vajdahunyad Castle. The castle is just a short walk from the Heroes square, in the City Park.

Opening times: Tue – Sun 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays)

The exhibition is usually from May to June or July to August.

Photo gallery of previous prize winner handcrafts (pottery, woodwork, weaving, etc.)

Night of the Museums in Vajdahunyad Castle

The museum festival is called Night of the Museums, and as Vajdahunyad Castle is the home of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum (Magyar Mezogazdasagi Muzeum), the gates of the castle will be long open during the Night of the Museums event. The festival is usually in June, summer time in Hungary. This special night you can visit many museums in the city of Budapest at a discount price, and you can expect to see concerts, shows and other events!

Night of the Museums in Budapest Vajdahunyad Castle

Night of the Museums in Budapest Vajdahunyad Castle

The participating museums have very long opening hours, open until late night, special programs, concerts, workshops, cheaper admission prices, etc. Needless to say, the Night of Museums programs are in fact an all day event, starting from around 10 am in the morning. There are lots of interesting things to do with children, but activities for adults are also abundant. This is a very night festival when the museums step out of their usual frames. Please note that the festival is immensely popular and there are usually long queues building up for the night events.

Vajdahunyad Castle, as the home of the Museum of Agriculture in Hungary, is one of the main venues of the festival events.

Please note that the date of the Night of Museums Festival is a moving date, following the combination of Midsummer’s Eve and Saturdays.

Medieval Castle Festival Budapest

The Hungarian Medieval Castle Festival takes place in Vajdahunyad Castle and in the City Park in Budapest. Many of the best historical castles and castle ruins will represent themselves at the festival, which we hope will be a lot of fun for all.

Medieval Castle Festival Budapest Vajdahunyad Var

Medieval Castle Festival Budapest Vajdahunyad Var

The festival is May 18-20, 2013 (Whit Sunday weekend). The program of the Medieval Castle Festival includes battles, knights duels, contests, exhibitions, fairs, puppet shows for the kids, medieval music (bands, solo concerts), crafts and craft workshops, playhouse, and of course lots of nice traditional foods and drinks to keep you and your friends and family going. Dive into a bit of historical adventure with the locals.

Medieval Castle Festival Budapest

Medieval Castle Festival Budapest

Mienk a Var Festival Budapest

Mienk a Var Festival Budapest