Xploring Hungary: Easter Egg Museum In Zengővárkony

  • 17 Apr 2019 3:43 PM
Xploring Hungary: Easter Egg Museum In Zengővárkony
The decoration of eggs is an integral part of folk traditions related to Easter in Hungary. Also it has emerged as an autonomous art form here, and ornamented eggs are made, collected and exhibited as works of art independently from the traditional festive occasion.

Somuch so a museum in Hungary has a diverse and rich collection of folk art motives applied to eggs, and if that's your thing it's well worth exporing.

The primary origin of these art works is in Europe, especially the Carpathian basin region. Works of local folk artists are shown by regions. The museum houses pieces uncommon in Europe representing far away cultures like Israel, China or Indonesia.

In the displays are folk art and applied art works using traditional egg motives. Future development of the museum will include a technical library and research center.

These facilities and the collection’s professional quality catalogue will help to satisfy in depth interest of visitors and professionals also.

The Arts on Eggs Museum has its home in the picturesque environment of Zengővárkony at the foothills of the 682 m Zengő Mountain. The village is accessible through Route 6, turn-off 17 kilometers North of Pécs.

Opening Hours:
15 March through 31 October: 10 AM – 6 PM
November 1st through to the following year 14 March 14th: 10 AM – 3 PM
Closed on Wednesdays.

7722 Zengővárkony, Kossuth Lajos u.6
Tel./Fax +36–72-466-605

Baranya County is in southern Hungary, on the border with Croatia. The River Drava forms part of its southern border, and the River Danube its eastern border.

It shares borders with the Hungarian counties Somogy, Tolna, and Bács-Kiskun. The capital of Baranya county is Pécs.

Click here to visit the museum online

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