Special guided tour to the Aquincum Museum!

On the occasion of the Budapest Water Summit we invite you for a special guided tour to the Aquincum Museum. On the program you get knowledge about the ancient Roman drinking- and waste water system or the private- and common bath culture. The aquincum „water”organ is also part of the tour.

Date: 8th October 2013, 11 a.m.

Entrance fee to the museum: 1.600,- HUF / person

Attendance on the special guided tour is FREE for the participants of the Budapest Water Summit.

Register to the program: aquincum@aquincum.hu    

Subject: BWS guided tour

Location: Aquincum Museum (135 Szentendrei Road, Budapest, H-1031)

The Aquincum Museum was opened in 1894 to display the precious Roman finds that had came to light in Budapest. The Museum with its exhibitions and an archaeological park of 10 hectares presents the Roman history of Budapest. Budapest is the only European capital which can demonstrate its Roman inheritance over such a contiguous area and its find collections contain on the order of more than a million pieces. The „Rome in Aquincum”, permanent exhibition at the new museum building of the Aquincum Museum, was open to the public in 2007. The exhibition presents valuable but never before exhibited finds from the rich collections of the museum. The unique aspect of the exhibition is that the world famous archaeological find, the Aquincum organ, can again be exhibited some 75 years after it was first brought to light. The Virtual Storage gives an insight into the 50 thousands years of the capital's history and the period after the Roman conquest. New touristic attractions of the museum (supproted by the European Union and General Assembly of the city of Budapest) are the Virtual experience room, the Mithological playground and the lifesize model of a Roman house.

One of the largest archaeological parks in Hungary looks back on a past of more than 110 years. The ruins area puts on display around one quarter of the Civil Town of Aquincum with its most characteristic public buildings and dozens of private houses. These building remains recall the most important heyday of the provincial capital, the town-structure from the AD 2nd -3rd century. Information-tablets for visitors in Hungarian and German stand beside the most important ruins. Chronoscopes installed in the park provide a glimpse into the way the buildings of the town originally appeared.

Visitors can see Roman period objects from the territory of Budapest in the permanent and temporary exhibits. More traditional events in the archaeological park help visitors come closer to the life of the Romans in Aquincum. Both adults and children can learn about Roman history and life ways in lessons provided thru the museum’s education program.