The Money Museum in the former Postal Palace will be completed by March

Hungarian version of the article: Márciusra elkészül a Pénzmúzeum az egykori Postapalotában

Written by: Pestbuda.hu

December 23, 2021 at 3:30 PM

In the middle of March, the Hungarian Money Museum and Visitor Center will open its doors in the former Postal Palace on Széll Kálmán Square. During the interior renovation of the building, designed by Gyula Sándy and erected between 1924 and 1926, the specially developed railings of the staircases and the oak gates decorated with wrought-iron handles were restored, and the paternoster was preserved in working order.

At the end of the year, the construction of the interiors of the Hungarian National Bank's Supervision Center and Money Museum, will continue at an accelerated pace. The museum, which is outstanding in Europe both technologically and museologically, will open its doors to the public on 15 March, 2022, the Magyar National Bank writes in a statement.

In the Museum of Money, the financial institution intends to establish a center for the transfer of historical and practical knowledge related to the use of money, a citadel of public education on financial issues in Hungary. The implementation of the plans for the future required not only a modern museological concept based on the interactive involvement of visitors, but also the physical space in which the exhibition took place, they said.

The institution will be the center for the transfer of historical and practical knowledge related to the use of money (Photo: pestbuda.hu)

The palace, designed by Gyula Sándy in 1924, was built for the board building of the Royal Hungarian Post Office, survived the siege of Budapest and has now been reborn, retaining its characteristic style. The contractors developed a separate restoration plan to restore the façade trim of the listed building, as well as carpentry, bricklaying and wrought iron work. During the 18,500-square-meter interior renovation, the specially designed railings of the stairwells, the oak gates decorated with wrought-iron handles were restored, and the palace paternoster was also kept in working order. Thanks to the reconstruction that followed the original plans as much as possible, the interiors of the building have now regained their unadulterated, turn-of-the-century atmosphere.

The building has been completely renovated, a separate restoration plan has been prepared to restore the facade decorative elements (Photo: Juharos Róbert / pestbuda.hu)

However, the communication emphasizes that the large-scale work will not end with the renovation: following the restoration of the monument, the construction of the exhibition and experience space of the Money Museum is still in full swing, listing a number of special technological and interior design solutions. In addition to the installation of state-of-the-art digital museological tools and experience elements, the museum must also meet extremely high security requirements, as it houses the MNB's high-value coin collection and a real gold bar.

Several special technological and interior design solutions were used (Photo: Róbert Juharos / pestbuda.hu)

Gold is an important, recurring element of the exhibition, it appears in many forms and functions. An unmissable element of the Money Museum is the Gold Mine. This interactive knowledge station and community space can be visited without prior registration, so it is also available to those who do not have time to go through the entire exhibition.

Source: MNB

Cover photo: The Money Museum and Visitor Center is located in the former Postal Palace in Széll Kálmán Square (Photo: Juharos Róbert / pestbuda.hu)


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