Our coin placement is temporarily closed
We would like to remind our visitors that our coinage of the King’s Money – Budavár coinage in the Middle Ages is closed for technical reasons from 11 June to 17 June. The open and open to the public is open to the public with the usual opening hours. Thank you for your understanding!
Periodic coin shows the history of Hungarian and Chinese coins
In 2019, Hungary and China celebrate the seventh anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries, as well as the sixth anniversary of the twinning of Budapest and Shanghai.
On this occasion, the National Bank of Hungary, in cooperation with the world-famous Shanghai Museum and the Pallas Athéné Domus Sapientiae Foundation, will present for the first time to the general public the exhibition “The Way of Coins” in the House of Wisdom with the support of the Shanghai International Cultural Association.
Through the exhibition, visitors can learn about the history of Hungarian and Chinese coins, and – as compared to the development of domestic and Far Eastern coins – gain insight into the history of China and Hungary. The exhibition looks at the digitized financial world of today and the gradual decline in the role of coins, following the presentation of differences between payment instruments, interfaces and other points of interest.
The exhibition can be viewed free of charge between 18 June 2019 and 11 August 2019 in the House of Wisdom.
In the very building of the House of Wisdom there is a permanent exhibition open for the general public, featuring some two-hundred coins. The exhibition entitled Coins of Kings – Coinage at the Buda court in the Middle Ages provides an insight into the history of medieval Hungarian coinage. Based on the spirit of the location the history of the coinage at the Buda Castle is one of the highlights of the exhibition, as the coinage of Buda took place really close the building in the Middle Ages.
The exhibition introduces many rare coins of Hungarian kings from the era of Saint Stephen to the time of the Battle for Mohács and the period following that. Besides the coins there are also 3D screenings, quizzes, uniquely developed toys and money related tales making the exhibition even more diverse. The exhibition is open for everyone and is free of charge all week.
Opening hours: every day from 10.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.