Georgikon Manor Museum

Georgikon Majormúzeumy

General Information

Adress: 8360 Keszthely, Bercsényi u. 65-67.
Telephone: +36(83)311-563; +36(30)429-7655
Fax: +36(83)510-697
E-mail:titkarsag@majormuz.t-online.hu

Open:

April: From Monday to Friday 9-16
Mai: From Monday to Saturday 9-16
Juni: From Monday to Sunday 9-17
Juli-August: From Monday to Sunday 9-17
September: From Monday to Saturday 9-17
Oktober-November: From Monday to Friday 9-16

Admission fee:

Adult:
600 Ft
Retired and Child:
300 Ft
Experience farm and museum together
Adult:
1000 Ft
Retired and Child:
500 Ft
Familiy ticket:
Adult:
800 Ft
Retired and Child: 400 Ft
Groups:
Adult:
800 Ft
Retired and Child: 400 Ft

Curiosities

The name Georgikon is the Latinized version of Count György Festetics’s first name.

Turning west on the one-time Italian military road leaving Kastély street –today it is Georgikon street- then after having passed 500 m, turning left at the traffic lights we get to the Georgikon building. Georgikon was the first agricultural higher education institution of Europe.

History of Georgikon

The Georgikon was found by Count György Festetics with Sámuel Tessedik’s cooperation in Keszthely in 1797.At the college besides theoretical studies there was practical education as well – the count created a model farm connected to Georgikon. Agronomists finishing the college were making good use of their knowledge in Festetics domain as leading functionaries.

The Georgikon left off in 1848 when the students took up military career in the war of independence.

In 1970 the building of Georgikon was converted into a hotel and the Manor Museum opened its gates in 1972.

Attractions in the museum

If we get a visit in the Georgikon Musem, we can enrich with much interesting information from those days when Hungary was considered to have been an agricultural great power. We can get to know what exec was, how grape was grown and how wines were produced in the surrounding of Balaton and the correct way of cereal storage.

We can be fully informed about the one-time manor farming, about the servants’ life next to the lord of manor and we can see a smithery and a cartwright’s workshop as well.

One of the most interesting exhibit articles is a steam-plough originates from the second half of the XIX century which was actively used with agricultural works in the 1860s in the last century. Today it is started only in case of bigger festivals; it is a big experience for olds and young people as well.

Pictures from the Museum

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