Free cultural events on 20 August

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On St. Stephen's Day, Saturday 20 August 2022, we will be hosting an open day and a variety of events. Our reading rooms will be closed, but visitors can take part in free guided tours of our buildings and storage rooms, exhibition, and a demonstration of handpress printing.
Our bookshop and gift shop will also be open on the Open Day to welcome book lovers.

Location: Budapest I. district, Szent György tér 4–5–6.
Time: 20 August 2022, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm 

Our guided tours are subject to prior registration. Please confirm your online registration in person at the main entrance information desk before the start of the programme (from 9.30 a.m. onwards).

Guided building tours
The maximum number of groups is 25. Participants are expected at the main staircase inside the building ten minutes before the start.

Guided building tours in English (max. 25 participants)


Land of Poems. Hymn, Appeal, National Song – Our Emblematic Poems (texts available in English)
Location: floor 5, Art Relic Exhibition Space

Hungarian Brands, Hungarian Posters. From Chocolate to Radio (texts available in English)
Location: floor 6, Ars Librorum Exhibition Space

Multifaceted Slide Film – Eras and Techniques (Available in Hungarian only) 
Location: floor 7, Historic Photo and Audio Collection

Heckenast and Landerer’s printing press demonstration – Meet the printing press once operated by the printers Heckenast and Landerer, print and take home Sándor Petőfi’s National Song! 
Location: floor 5, at the entrance of the Art Relic Exhibition Space

We are looking forward to seeing you on St. Stephen's Day, Saturday 20 August 2022, from 10 am to 6 pm!

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