Damjanich János Museum
The Damjanich János Museum can be found in the main square of Szolnok. The building opposite to the town hall was the third storey building in town built by Lajos Obermayer in 1860 and it gave home the famous Magyar Király Hotel (Royal Hotel). The Public Library and Museum Collection of Szolnok Town opened its gate to the public in 1934. The museum found its place in this nice classical building in the Kossuth square in 1952, and from that time the museum bears the name of the legendary hero of the Battle of Szolnok, General János Damjanich. The museum keeps the largest ethnographical, historical and art collections and the entire archaeological collection of the county. This is the first museum in Hungary which was awarded two times the prestigious title ‘The museum of the year’ (1996, 2004). The museum’s permanent exhibitions invite the guests to pay a visit to our ancestors’ home. The archaeological, the ethnographical-folk art and the historical permanent exhibitions show the changing of the people’s immediate surroundings, the house from the prehistoric times through the Turkish era to the 20th century. In the visitors’ centre of the thematic route ‘Following the Jazygian-Cuman captains’ the visitors can symbolically tour the route was travelled by the Cumans and Jazygians several centuries ago before they arrived to Hungary. The Szolnok Gallery shows the role, importance and place in the Hungarian art through the most beautiful pieces from the Artists’ Colony of Szolnok, which was founded in 1902. Beside the permanent exhibitions temporary exhibitions and events of varied themes await the interested. In the summers the museum yard gives place the open air cultural events.
Address: H-5000 Szolnok, Kossuth tér 4.
Phone: +36/56-510-155, fax: +36/56-510-151
Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm., Closed on Mondays
Gallery of Szolnok
The former synagogue on the bank of river Tisza now under the name of Gallery of Szolnok, one of the most beautiful exhibition halls in Hungary, has been the place of many memorable exhibitions since 1972. The synagogue was built by the plans of a Europe-wide known architect, Lipót Baumhorn (1860-1932), and was opened in 29th August, 1899. The building blends the eclectic features with Art Nouveau influences.
Address: H-5000 Szolnok, Templom u. 2.
Opening hours: 9 am - 5 pm., Closed on Mondays
Tabán Country House
The Tabán 24. House was built in the beginning of the 20th century, the original two-roomed house was later enlarged with a porch. The last owner of the house was Sándor Kovács, a fisherman. As an exhibition site of the Damjanich János Museum it was opened in 1992, and since then it has been evoking the material world of bygone eras.
Address: H-5000 Szolnok, Tabán 24.
Opening hours: 1 May – 30 September
Wednesday-Thursday: 9 am - 1 pm.
Friday-Saturday: 1 pm – 5 pm.