Ethnographic exhibition

Ethnographic exhibition

This type of saddle has spread among the Hussars.

Type of pottery decoration.

“Masters and Masterpieces – the craftsmanship and artistry of Tiszafüred


The museum’s permanent ethnographic exhibition was opened in 2001. The exhibition begins with a brief history of the town, presenting how the small village developed during the 17th century. In the beginning of the exhibition, examples of  Tiszafüred´s craftsmanship and household objects are presented. Among them, the visitor can see the famous wooden saddle, which was typically used in the army throughout the 18th century. This type of saddle, made in Tiszafüred, was the official saddle for Hussars. As the mass production of those wooden saddles started in the village, it resulted in the flourishing of the local craft industry. The decorations in the showcase introduce traditional techniques and motifs.

From the 19th century onwards, the ornament types of the unique decoration of the pottery in Tiszafüred became known and popular. The local pottery masters were highly knowledgable in the production of single-burned black ceramics as well as in the production of glazed ceramics. The latter was covered with colourless lead, its ornaments were floral bushes, branch birds and rosettes made with zigzags. The work of the potters of Tiszafüred became popular in a 40-50 km round in the region of the Central Tisza. Known products include: jugs, flat-branded butellas, hanging dishes on the wall.

From the Reform Age onwards, even more people could afford the hand-made and painted carpentry furniture produced in Tiszafüred. The carpentry masters carved and painted unique floral compositions on black or dark blue backgrounds. Several cupboards, wooden-boxes, wallcoverings and pitchers were made in this fashion.

In the second half of the 19th century, the previously used ornamentation appeared in new background colours: blue or red. Then a new style appeared the decoration of leafy bouquets which was no longer painted but engraved.

Weaving, embroidery and leatherwork


The most beautiful pieces of women’s weaving and embroidery can be seen in a separate display case: cross-stitch embroidery and knitwear.

Like on many traditional woven fabrics, the monogram of their owners was embroidered. The white hole embroidery was very fashionable in this period, they decorated their underwear, girdles, bedding and table cloths with this embroidery method.

Some of the creative shepherds dealt with leather, bone, horn and wine-carving. The pastoral part of the exhibition presents a number of objects made by pastors from the region. Their artistic talent is marked by the rich ornamentation of traditional whips.

In the third room, the reconstruction of an original chandler shop with guild relics and agricultural tools can be seen.

The most beautiful pieces of women’s weaving and embroidery.

Museum Educational Program

Let´s become a hussar!

Let´s become a hussar! - An adventurous day exploring the events of 1848-49

Optional educational programs:

  • Living History and Guided Tour in the Archaeological Exhibition
  • Craft activities
  • Weapons and drama play in costumes

Optional craft activities<:b>

  • Painting plaster art copies
  • Clay, potter's wheel
  • Making Hussar hats and hair bands
  • Making hungarian national symbol

Summertime: From 1st April until 31st October
Monday closed
Tuesday 9-12 and 13-17
Wednesday 9-12 and 13-17
Thursday 9-12 and 13-17
Friday 9-12 and 13-17
Saturday 9-12 and 13-17
Sunday closed
Winter time: From November 1st until March 31th

Tuesday-Saturday: 9-12 and 13-16 hours

Adults 500 Ft
Students and seniors  250 Ft
Guided tour 2000 Ft
Photo ticket 1000 Ft

50% discount: student, pensioner aged 62-70, two close relatives and at least two children under 18.

5350 Tiszafüred, Tariczky sétány 8.

Phone.: +36-59-352-106