The capital’s treasure trove – 125th anniversary of the Historical Museum of the City of Budapest

(A főváros kincsestára – 125 éves a Budapesti Történeti Múzeum)
Budapesti Történeti Múzeum, Budapest
Until 31 August 2013

The dilapidated Royal Palace in Budapest at the end of the 1940s © Budapesti Történeti Múzeum

The City Museum in Budapest was brought into being in 1887. One of the factors behind its founding was the success of excavations on the northern outskirts of Budapest, in the relics of the Aquincum settlement which functioned during the Roman times as the capital of the Pannonia province. This archaeological display provided the germ for the museum, which still exists today, under its current name of the Historical Museum of the City of Budapest since 1951, and which now tells its own story by way of this anniversary exhibition.