The exhibition that leads you to yourself

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Since when have people been interested in breaking the monotony of everyday life? Did calendars and people’s minds used to be full of to-do lists in the past? How can we get out of the daily grind? How do holidays connect? The exhibition seeks answers to these and related questions, while giving us a glimpse into the ideas of time in the past.

How did our ancestors think about historical and personal time? How did they look to the future? You can spin a fancy 17th celestial globe, become King Matthias’s astrologer, or even foretell the future, with the help of the fortune-telling book. If you look carefully, you can see that whether time is straight or curved, you’re in the right place to grab time by the forelock.


From 12 April 2024 at the National Széchényi Library!