Conference Venue

Budapest History Museum,
Buda Castle Building "E",
Szent György tér 2. Budapest, 1014
www.btm.hu


Budapest Történeti Múzeum nagyobb térképen való megjelenítése

Transportation

by car

We would like to inform you that the Castle District is not easily accessible by car, therefore we kindly ask you not to arrive by car. Parking is limited in front of the Budapest History Museum and the ticket costs about 1000HUF=3.5 EUR/hour. Cars should be left outside the Castle District.

by taxi

Taxis may have limited access to enter the area of the Budapest History Museum (Történeti Múzeum). They surely take passengers to Dísz tér, from where you should go on foot, straight towards the Museum, appr.ly 150m (see map above)

by public transport

From Deák tér/square (station for blue and red metro lines) by bus 16, 16A (bus stop at Erzsébet tér) to Dísz tér, then on foot, straight towards the Budapest History Museum, appr.ly 150m (see map above)

from Moszkva tér/square (station for red metro line) by buses 16, 16A, 116 (bus stop at Várfok u.) to Dísz tér, then on foot, straight ahead to the Budapest History Museum, appr.ly 150m (see map above)

from Keleti Railway Station (station for red metro line) by buses 5 or 178 to Dózsa György tér, then by castle elevator, called Várlift, fare: 100 HUF only exact coins are accepted, (see map above)

from Déli Railway Station (station for red metro line) by tram 18 to Dózsa György tér, then by castle elevator, called Várlift, fare: 100 HUF only exact coins are accepted, (see map above)

From Western (Nyugati) Railway Station (station for blue metro line) to Deák tér/square (station for blue and red metro lines), then by bus 16, 16A (bus stop at Erzsébet tér) to Dísz tér, then on foot, straight towards the Budapest History Museum, appr.ly 150m (see map above)

From Sikló:

From Clark Ádám tér by the funicular, and on foot, fare: one way 840 HUF, 3 euros and return 1450 HUF, 5 euros, (see map above)

About Budapest History Museum

Budapest History Museum consists of three museums: Aquincum Museum, Kiscelli Museum and the Castle Museum where the conference is held. In 1887 the municipal authorities of Budapest decided to create a new museum dedicated to the history of the capital. In 1967, after several changes of location, the central branch of the museum found a permanent home in the newly renovated Royal Palace in Buda. The chief task of the museum is the research and organization of the capital's and, especially, of Buda Castle's historic finds. The oldest finds of the Museum date back more than forty thousand years, e.g. neolithic vessel with the image of the goddess of fertility, bell-shaped beaker or small clay pots from the Bronze Age.  Finds e.g. portable organ, frescoes and mosaic pavements are from the period of the Roman Conquest. After the withdrawal of the Roman legions from Pannonia, Germanic tribes settled in their place. Among the artifacts of the great Migration Period we find exquisite fibulae, gilded and silvered bronze-decorated leather belts, gold ear-rings and coloured glass beads. Of the few finds from the time of the Magyar Coquest (896), the Museum owns beautifully ornamented belt buckles found in the area of today's Budapest.

During the Middle Ages Buda became the centre of royal power. The presence of royalty prompted a great deal of building activity, chief among which was the construction of Buda's royal castle. Under subsequent kings Buda Castle was greatly enlarged and refurbished according to the requirements of contemporary fashion. Objects of every-day life such as dishes and cooking utensils, stove tiles and coins, which shed light on the artistic achievements of the period, were uncorvered during excavations. Among these were also fragments of splendid Gothic carvings and finds from the age of King Matthias and the period of Turkish occupation. In February of 1974, unexpectedly a group of gothic statues was unearthed, which are the most famous collection of the museum. These artworks had been made for the Court and were believed to have been lost. The series of statues representing knights, women, priests were the artworks of royal artists.  The Museum houses material remains of the period between the liberation of Buda from the Turks and the beginning of the twentieth century. Here we find objects relating to the guilds, masterly creations of clock- and furniture-makers, finely worked silver and gold ornaments, vessels made of porcelain, glass and silver, dresses, maps, architectural drawings for the embellishment of Pest, colourful posters from the early part of the twentieth century along with photographs revealing the darker aspects of modern life. In its picture gallery the Museum displays a superb collection of old prints depicting Pest, Buda and Óbuda, examples of decorative art rescued from old buildings, as well as paintings, sculpture and drawings of all periods.

Please be aware that the Castle area is not easily accessible by car, a parking ticket (distributed at the entrance of the Castle District) costs appr.ly 1000 HUF (4 EUR)/hour and parking in front of the Budapest History Museum is limited to 90 minutes. We advise you to take a taxi or use public transport instead (see options below)

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