Life in the city

Old Exhibition Hall on Papszer Street - Ottó Herman Museum

The Ottó Herman Museum on Papszer Street is currently home to two larger permanent exhibitions; one is about the burial grounds of the founding fathers’ ”Elite Force” to the Carpathian Basin during the conquest of Hungary; the other one is an exhibition of 19th century Miskolc featuring the life and work of Bertalan Szemere, a local nobelman and prominent politician, and his contemporaries. In addition, seasonal exhibits are also on display in the city's first museum building.

As part of the permanent archeological exhibition of the ”Elite Force,” weapons, insignias, jewelery and custom clothing decorations and accessories are found during the Conquest are on display. The exhibition reveals the place of the first headquarters for the conquering army during this historic period. Most artifacts on display are over one thousand one hundred years old. In 2015, the exhibition received the Exhibit of the Year Award.

The exhibition about the life and works of Bertalan Szemere was dedicated on his 200th birthday. The display introduces us to the Reformation, contemporary fine arts and literature, including fashion and interesting city facts from the period.

The National Portrait Hall showcases magnificent life-size paintings. The portraits include Ferenc Deák, László Teleki, Mór Jókai. One of the most popular pieces on exhibition is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth.

Opening hours

Attention! Due to ongoing renovation, the exhibition building on Papszer Street will be closed from approximately April 2019 through the summer of 2020. We apologize for any inconvienence and thank you for your understanding.

Normal Business Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Monday