15. January – 30. Mai
01. June – 31. August
9.30 – 18.30
01. September – 14. December
9.00 – 17.00
27 – 30. December
9.00 – 16.00
01. January – 31. December: Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Student (age 6-26): 700Ft
Senior (age 62-70): 700Ft
Family (min. 4 p): 700Ft/person
Adult group (min. 10 p.): 1.200Ft/person
English guide: 10.000Ft
The Balaton Museum Association was established in 1898 for among all Sándor Lovassy’s initiation. The starting of the museum building in Keszthely was in 1925 with the help of count Tasziló Festetics., on the basis of Györgyi Dénes’s designs in Neo-baroque style. With the building of the first museum of Zala county, the stones from pulled down stables next to Festetics Mansion were used as well.
The Collection of the Balaton museum
The collection shows the archaeological, ethnographical, historical and natural scientific values of Balaton area. During the World war II. the most valuable articles of collection were put in railway carriages to take them to safe place and to make them protected from bombardment. The train got bombarded at the railway station of Zalaegerszeg and its cargo was totally destroyed.
The Balaton Museum today
Today the Balaton Museum is waiting for renovation again. The stable exhibition showing the history of Balaton and its environment is the biggest exhibition is to be visited from September 2009.