, recalling the Baroque age with its characteristic
inner courtyard. This is the defining building of the town centre. The Gödöllő landowner
had the building constructed in 1662, at the time as a one-storey edifice. The Gödöllő Town Museum presents a unique exhibitions in
one of the town’s oldest building
. The museum, which was
awarded the title of ‘Museum of the Year’ in 2001
and gained the recognition ‘For the Town of Gödöllő’ in 2002,
houses one of Hungary’s permanent Art Nouveau exhibitions
, but you can also find a
collection about the scouts
, as well as a fully equipped chandler’s shop and a barber’s of olden times.
Among the museum’s permanent displays the local history exhibition is the oldest. History teacher Miklós Heltai and his pupils started collecting its first objects in 1952. A Local History Collection was officially established in 1978 on the basis of the supervision and later l eadership of Péter Polónyi. The Hamvay Mansion , along with the market which is held in its courtyard, were renovated in 1998-99, during the course of which paintings from the Baroque age and framed landscapes were discovered. Today these are displayed in the Baroque room. Thanks to its highly successful work, the town of Gödöllő has received several Hungarian and international awards.