Post MuseumThe 12th affiliate unit of the Post Museum at Kőszeg opened on April 24, 2004 on the ground floor of one of the newly renovated old buildings of the town at Rajnis utca 3. The building looking back on a past of several centuries used to be owned by post master Samuel Gerhauser. This gave the idea to the new owner János Hatvani Szabó to renovate it by observing in full the monument protection requirements of the Hungarian Monument Protection Office and dedicate the completely rebuilt ground-floor rooms to an exhibition on post history. Since the early modern age an important transit route passed through Kőszeg; this is why transport, travel and mail delivery have been chosen as the main themes of the exhibition. The theme of the first room opening from the arched gateway presents the history of transport and travel in the 15th-18th centuries. The contemporary European mail route is shown on pictures and maps, and also on digitized images that can be viewed on a computer. To aid the imagination of the visitor, a large engraving of Kőszeg occupying the entire length of the wall, a figure dressed in imperial postmen's uniform, two vehicle models - a cart from the time of King Matthias and an 18th century diligence coach illustrate the period.
In the middle or television room visitors can view a video on the theme of the first exhibition room.
The third room presents the post history of Kőszeg in a nutshell from the early 1600s to the 20th century on tableaux on the walls and in showcases in the form of original documents, small objects and tiny prints. The historical survey ends with a list of the names of Kőszeg postmasters and office managers from the early times to the present.
One corner has been dedicated to the memory of postmaster-general Károly Hübert, a prominent citizen of Kőszeg.
The last exhibits include a model gate, the original of which stands in Senj, Croatia and a 19th century travelling chest, which brings us back to the starting theme of the exhibition - travel.
9730 Kőszeg, Rajnis u. 3.
+36 20 992 3806
(April 24 till October 15)
Wednesday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
By special arrangement groups can visit the museum also outside the above opening hours.
|Admission card prices:|
|Family group (11-20 persons):||250 Ft|
|Student group (11-30 persons):||100 Ft|