No. 1. Honvéd street, Balatonfüred
Revival of the Past
Jókai Mór Memorial Home offers a completely new, interior-like exhibition. This house is one of the few writers’ homes in Hungary that are open to visitors. Here you can have a glance into the everyday life of the Jókai family and can get a feeling of their social life. Jókai Mór wrote probably his most popular novel „Az Arany ember”(= The Man of Gold) in this villa that was built in 1870. He also wrote numerous short stories and magazine articles that were to make Lake Balaton better-known. On entering the villa the visitor can go back more than a hundred years in time and can see and feel Jókai’s own furniture and objects, can touch his desk where our renowned author used to write, and so can get closer to one of the great ages of Hungarian history.
Opening hours in 2011:
From the 7-th of May till the 30-ieth of September:
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The house is closed on Monday.
In the Spirit of the Reform Era
N.2-4. Honvéd street, Balatonfüred.
The buildings mainly house art exhibitions, which are accompanied by literature, music and theatre evenings, and besides there are special occasions when visitors are guided by famous public personalities and artists through the wonderfully refurbished villa.
Vaszary Villa gives meaningful entertainment to all the members of the family: little ones from the age of six can take part in special programmes offered by educators working in the museum, while adult visitors can spend quality time in Vaszary Café and Vaszary Bookshop buying souvenirs and seeing relics.