International Prize Awarded to Hungarian Money Museum

  • 19 Sep 2023 12:15 PM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
International Prize Awarded to Hungarian Money Museum
The 20-member jury of the European Museum Academy gave its DASA prize to the Magyar Pénzmúzeum (Hungarian Money Museum) at a ceremony in Timisoara.

The museum located on Széll Kálmán tér in central Buda was chosen ahead of 34 museums from 20 countries.

The DASA prize honours museums that are dedicated to education and communication in an innovative way.

In awarding the honour, the judges said the museum “offers visitors an interactive, entertaining way to learn about how financial processes operate, the basic rules of money use, and the activities of the central bank”.

They praised the state-of-the-art tools and exhibition organisation practices, and said the museum “is well on its way in its ambition to become a centre for financial education and culture in Hungary, and the way it does this is an example for other bank museums”.

Director Eszter Hergár said the museum has drawn more than 135,000 visitors in the 18 months that have passed since it was opened.

All the exhibitions and programmes at the museum are free of charge.

The Money Museum of the National Bank of Hungary is a prime example of why it is worth rethinking the meaning of the word museum.

This modern museum not only presents old money and the history of money in a spectacular way – the experience offered by the exhibition is much more comprehensive and versatile.

Visitors here can take a carefully constructed journey of discovery around the world of money, accompanied by interactive games and spectacular visual displays.

Example Visitor Feedback

"We went through the museum with the guided tour. There are comprehensible instructions for everything (in Hungarian, English and Chinese), so I think it can be followed even without a guide.

It is worth allocating at least 2 hours of your time for the visit. All functions worked great. I was with teenage children, they enjoyed it a lot too and they used their cards very well. They were swooning over the gold bullion and the stock market.

It is also understandable for children, informative and contains many novelties for adults as well. It is very spectacular, modern and professionally excellent. We will definitely come again!"

- Júlia Mayer-Timári (Google review)

Click here to virtually visit the Hungarian Money Museum online

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