Farmers and craftsmen who lived in the outskirts of the town were
protected by city walls during the centuries. Taking a walk in Balfi,
Bécsi, Fövényverem or Halász streets, you can almost touch the
unique atmosphere of the former farmers’ district. The Bakery
Museum is located in the building which used to be the oldest bakery
in town. This function of the building is shown by the coat-ofarms
on the front of the house with lions breaking a piece of pretzel.
Between the years 1686-1970, the owners of the house were
bakers. After that, the City Council decided to open an exhibition in
the building, keeping the entire interior untouched.
The actual bakery can be found in the right wing of the house. In the
heating room there is a huge furnace while the baking room accommodates
a bread-bin, leavening cabinets and dough-baskets,
almost ready for immediate use. The former flour storeroom was
transformed into a sweet shop at the end of the 19th century, in
keeping with the needs of Sunday afternoon walkers. Because the
master was not allowed to leave the workshop for longer periods
even during the night shift, a small wooden chamber was separated
for him to take short naps. The room facing the street used to be
the bakery shop. It was later divided into two to form a sweet shop.
The interior of the sweet shop is original, too. The baker’s family
home can be accessed from the right side of the arched gateway. Its
furniture exhibits the typical interior design and way of life of craftsman
and farm families in the 19th century.
April – October: 10-12.00 Closed on Monday!
November – March: 10-12.00 – only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Phone: +36 99 311 136
Phone: +36 99 311 327
Quelle: Museum Guide