VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

2021. 11. 04.

Today, we are increasingly focusing on the creation of digital content and its presentation in virtual space. The changing challenges of our modern age, coupled with the epidemic of the last year, when museums were closed, have increased the need for a diverse online presence. While virtual exhibitions are certainly no substitute for the experience of being there in person, they offer the opportunity to gain an insight into the world of our museums, regardless of time and place.

WINEMAKING IN EGER 

István Dobó István Castle Museum has a new virtual exhibition.

Eger and the Eger Valley have been a centre of wine production for centuries.

With the help of 315 objects, photos and documents from our collections, our virtual exhibition reveals the history of grape growing and winemaking here in Eger. You will also learn about the wine trade and the labyrinth cellar system under the town as well as seeing part of Géza Gárdonyi's play on wine-making. We will also show you local crafts and folklore. Animated and archival short films, folk songs from Eger and the surrounding area and Wordwall games will give you a fascinating insight into our local winemaking heritage.

 

"STONES AND GUNPOWDER" - SPECTACULAR ANIMATIONS ILLUSTRATING CASTLE CONSTRUCTION

Spectacular animations illustrate the original fortified settlement and medieval cathedral. They show the bishop's castle and its transformation into a bastion fortress, capable of withstanding artillery and demonstrates how fortress commanders prepared for a siege.

 

THE HISTORY OF EGER CASTLE

Take a virtual tour experiencing Eger from its origins as a medieval ecclesiastic centre right up to the period of Rákóczi's War of Independence (1703-1771). 

The Gothic Palace originates from the 1470s incorporating walls from both earlier and later periods. A collection housed on the upper storey of the building relates the story of the Palace's 600-year history.

You will learn about the wealth of the Bishopric of Eger, the heroism of the castle defence in 1552, the refined tastes of the Ottomans and Rákóczi’s War of Independence aimed at ending Habsburg rule. You will hear tales of patriotism and heroism that resonate with all Hungarian souls.

You can now visit this exciting exhibition online!

 

WEAPONS EXHIBITION - MUSTER OF ARMS

This online exhibition categorises the weapons on display by historical period, providing further detailed information on each exhibit. Click and discover!

The virtual exhibition showcases thirty-five objects and fifty-six postcards. Video clips, high-quality, enlargeable photographs and detailed descriptions of the objects help the Visitor understand the mechanics and artistic quality of the weapons on display.