The Museum of Sárvár is now open 12 hours a day
The hot days and rainy hours of the summer both provide an opportunity for a tour around the museum. A visit to the museum is just as worthwhile after a pleasant breakfast as following an afternoon spent bathing at the spa. In July and August, the Nádasdy Ferenc Museum is open to all. We await our guests from 9 am to 9 pm.
It is rare, not only in Hungary, but also in Europe that a museum would open its doors to guests for 12 hours a day. However, we believe that it is not guests who are there for the museum, but the museum for its guests. Many have already decided to discover one of Europe’s most beautiful great halls in the Nádasdy Ferenc Museum, marvel at the furniture of the painted salons, find their birthplace on ancient maps, or imagine gazing from the tower windows how our city might have looked once.
In July and August we await our guests from 9 am to 9 pm. It is well worth visiting us, since the thick walls offer refuge from the heat even at the height of summer, and provide a comfortable temperature on rainy days. Exciting art objects and halls decorated with frescoes invite you to explore over 1300 square meters. Start your day with us and discover the most beautiful and oldest building in Sárvár, or if you are worn out from an afternoon at the spa, come visit us in the evening hours to discover why life is relaxed here, in five-star Sárvár.
The Nádasdy Ferenc Museum has been presenting permanent and temporary exhibitions laid out over 1300 square meters of the castle building to visitors for over half a century.
The most beautiful room of the castle and the museum is the great hall constructed by Ferenc Nádasdy III. The ceiling frescoes, which were completed in 1653, depict the battles fought between 1591 and 1602 by Ferenc Nádasdy II, the famous ”Black Captain”, the hero of the wars against the Turks. In 1769 the lord of the castle, Ádám Szily commissioned paintings of Old Testament scenes in a Baroque style from the painter Stephen Dorffmaister. These paintings depict the stories of David and Goliath, Samson and Delilah, Judith and Holophernes, amongst others. The 17th century two-wing cabinet decorated with marble inlay and gilding that stands in the great hall was purchased by the museum from the Ocskay family.