Budapest History Museum

2022. szeptember 2. 18:00
A large section of a road from the time of Sigismund of Luxembourg, dating from the beginning of the 15th century, was excavated by the staff of the Budapest History Museum at the Buda Castle, in the area below the Savoy Terrace. Medieval and early modern layers can also be observed on the excavated road section.
2022. augusztus 12. 17:00
During the excavation at Budafoki road in the 11th district, the archaeologists uncovered a seven-thousand-year-old well, which was created from the hollowed-out trunk of a large tree. Previously, details of a Neolithic and an Árpád-era settlement came to light in the area.
2022. július 15. 14:00
The remains of the Premontre monastery founded in 1264 were found by diver archaeologists along Háros Island. The monastery was built during the time of Béla the 4th and was destroyed during the Turkish era. The supposed location of the building was previously searched by several archaeologists. Many carved stones of medieval origin were found in the debris field, including blocks of blocks and fragments of window frames, but more recent finds were also found.
2022. június 30. 16:00
The excavations took place from April to June along the Budafoki road, north of the Kondorosi road, one of the surprises of the excavation was the discovery of an Árpád-era cemetery. Traces of the residential buildings of a settlement more than seven thousand years ago were also found in the area.
2022. június 25. 15:00
Archaeologists last worked 25 years ago in the courtyard of the downtown Károlyi Palace, under 16 Károlyi street, on the site of the home of the Petőfi Literary Museum. At that time, among other things, an 11th-12th century cemetery, 23 graves, a 13th century village and the stone cellar and food storage of a Turkish house were excavated. Excavations are now continuing again.
2022. június 11. 17:30
Pieces of the column of the old St. John's Hospital, remains of a wall and a fragment of the support column of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk were found during the renovation in Széna Square. The relics will be exhibited in the renovated square.
2022. május 10. 14:00
On the border of Budakalász and the Barát stream, in addition to several prehistoric finds, the remains of a medieval cellar have also been found. The cellar may have belonged to the medieval village of Kissing, and probably dates back to the 13th century.
2022. április 28. 14:00
Among the prehistoric traces, the staff of the Budapest History Museum presumably found medieval burials next to Budafoki street in Újbuda. Traces of Stone Age finds and buildings have been found in the area before, now the former cemetery of the village of Kocsola, which was destroyed in the Middle Ages, has probably been found.
2021. november 9. 14:30
Archaeologists excavated the remains of a seven thousand years old settlement in the 11th district on Madárhegy. Fragments of mainly pottery and animal bones left behind by Stone Age people were found in the pits.
2021. október 14. 21:00
A number of recently discovered works of art, building elements, photographs and other documents are presented in the renewed permanent exhibition in the Castle Museum, which reviews the modern history of the Buda Castle. A 3D reconstruction of the three eras of the palace can be seen: the animations evoke the states created by the medieval, Baroque and Haussmannian expansions. A new temporary exhibition on the relocation of sculptures during the change of regime "Can Ostapenko stay?" can also be seen.
2021. augusztus 27. 14:30
Experts from the Budapest History Museum found a late Roman burial on one of the plots on Óbuda Street, where the remains of a stone wall and storage pits have also been found.
2021. augusztus 3. 17:00
The excavation work has entered a new stage in the area of the former distillery in Óbuda, the archaeologists of the Budapest History Museum found Roman coins, a crescent-shaped military mounting made of bronze, and a bronze clothespin depicting a swastika.
2021. június 18. 16:00
The Campona Fortress included a recently excavated Roman cemetery, which archaeologists found in Nagytétény during the preparation of a development project. The staff of the Budapest History Museum identified almost sixty graves; coins, pots, vials, and a ceramic candle were also found.
2021. június 12. 15:30
The everyday life of the former inhabitants of Buda Castle can be studied through the objects, especially the ceramic jugs and glasses, which were found during archaeological research in the area of Dísz Square – Szent György Square, on the basement level of the Honvéd ('national guard') Headquarters. Most of the finds were hidden in the depths of an identified well.
2021. május 29. 00:00
Archaeologists have found two medieval carved stone cannonballs in the Danube riverbed. One is so huge that they were unable to bring it to the surface. The projectiles may be from the late Middle Ages. Many other valuable archaeological finds have also been unearthed.
2021. május 15. 16:00
An excavation is taking place in the 11th District on Rupp Hill. Archaeologists are reviewing the area before construction. Although the site is mainly Roman, valuable objects from other eras have been found; such as medieval coins, metal works from the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin and the foundations of a building from the 2nd or 3rd century.
2021. május 3. 14:00
The finds from the Anjou or Sigismund-era constructions were found near the castle walls of the Royal Palace of Buda Castle, in the New World Garden. Staff from the Budapest History Museum completed the excavations. The finds are of particular importance because little is known about the Anjou-era parts of the palace.
2021. március 5. 18:00
The excavation on a plot at the corner of Margit Boulevard and Rómer Flóris Street has been completed. Archaeologists uncovered many Bronze Age and Roman items and artefacts from the Ottoman Period, as well as four hundred graves.
2021. február 6. 16:30
Archaeological excavations within the Csepel Freeport have uncovered artefacts from the Early Bronze Age. Although the material of the prehistoric pits is still being studied, the site of scattered ash-rite burials dating back to the Early Bronze Age is especially of note. Excavations have revealed ten vessels, making it clear that Csepel has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
2021. január 17. 17:00
The Vármúzeum ('Castle Museum') of the Budapest History Museum has created the fifth exhibition that places the finds of mediaeval archaeology from the past year in the spotlight. While the physical exhibition does exist. Currently, visits are limited to virtual tours.
2020. december 21. 14:00
Bird rattles, curse tablets, glass jars and jewellery have been unearthed during at an excavation in Óbuda, near Bécsi Road, in the cemetery of the Roman-era Military town of Aquincum.
2020. november 28. 14:00
A Sarmatian settlement from the 2nd–3rd centuries is being excavated near Rákos Stream in the 14th District. Dugout homes, water pits, roman ceramic, glass and metal artefacts have been found.
2020. szeptember 21. 18:00
A cemetery from the Ottoman-era has been found during excavation under 19–21 Margit Boulevard. Archaeologists are now searching for the walls of the houses of Felhévíz.