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Mátra Museum

Do you still remember the unique skeleton of a mammoth that is so typical of the Mátra Museum together with its dioramas? After being completely restored and renovated the museum offers an exceptionally new experience for the visitors. You must see it all.

In Gyöngyös the Mátra Museum stands alongside the main road that leads to the Mátra mountains and accommodates one of the most significant collection of natural history of the country. The museum consists of three units, namely the Orczy Castle, the new pavilion of Natural History and the two -hectare park which was declared as a nature reserve. All the three units can be visited separately but they provide an exceptional experience together.
The castle originally built in Baroque style that accommodates the Mátra Museum was
built by Lőrinc Orczy between 1769 and 1770. It was rebuilt in Classicist style in 1826. After its restoration in 2005 and 2006 the castle was awarded by Europe Nostra prize that is the most distinguished prize acknowledging the restoration of cultural heritages.
The castle has been accommodating the Mátra Museum since 1957. At present exhibitions on the history of hunting, minerals and ancient creatures as well as on local history can be visited and also the ‘trademark’ of the institution, i.e. the mammoth skeleton can be seen in the inner yard covered by a glass roof.

The central part of the newly built three-storey pavilion of natural history is the 15 m high oak tree around which the very rich exhibition divided into different categories is on display. Twenty four dioramas present the world of different habitats that are the most spectacular parts of the exhibition. The palm house also enriches the exhibition where aquariums and vivariums can also be visited apart from the plants.
In Gyöngyös the Mátra Museum stands alongside the main road that leads to the Mátra mountains and accommodates one of the most significant collection of natural history of the country. The museum consists of three units, namely the Orczy Castle, the new pavilion of Natural History and the two -hectare park which was declared as a nature reserve. All the three units can be visited separately but they provide an exceptional experience together.
The castle originally built in Baroque style that accommodates the Mátra Museum was
built by Lőrinc Orczy between 1769 and 1770. It was rebuilt in Classicist style in 1826. After its restoration in 2005 and 2006 the castle was awarded by Europe Nostra prize that is the most distinguished prize acknowledging the restoration of cultural heritages.
The castle has been accommodating the Mátra Museum since 1957. At present exhibitions on the history of hunting, minerals and ancient creatures as well as on local history can be visited and also the ‘trademark’ of the institution, i.e. the mammoth skeleton can be seen in the inner yard covered by a glass roof.

The central part of the newly built three-storey pavilion of natural history is the 15 m high oak tree around which the very rich exhibition divided into different categories is on display. Twenty four dioramas present the world of different habitats that are the most spectacular parts of the exhibition. The palm house also enriches the exhibition where aquariums and vivariums can also be visited apart from the plants.
The garden with its tiny pond full of fishes and botanical rarities as well as its playground offers pleasant relaxation for every generation.

Mátra Museum
H-3200 Gyöngyös,Kossuth u. 40.
Tel.: +36 37/505-530, +36 20/370-4690
E-mail: matramuzeum@nhmus.hu

Opening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday: 10-17
Closed on Mondays

Admission Fees:
Castle
Adults: 1100 HUF
Students (aged 6-26)*: 550 HUF
Seniors (aged 62-70)*: 550 HUF

Natural History Exhibition
Adults: 1100 HUF
Students (aged 6-26)*: 550 HUF
Seniors (aged 62-70)*: 550 HUF

Complex ticket (Castle +
Natural History Exhibition)

Adults: 1500 HUF
Students (aged 6-26)*: 750 HUF
Seniors (aged 62-70)*: 750 HUF

Garden tickets
Adults: 400 HUF
Students (aged 6-26)*: 200 HUF
(Museum tickets contain garden tickets)

*only for the citizens of European Economic Area