Permanent Exhibitions

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Museum of National Széchényi Library Museum of National Széchényi Library

A permanent exhibition entitled “Library of the nation – a workshop of service” was opened on Floor 8 of Buda Castle in 1996. The museum presents the intellectual environment and the actual objects used by librarians and readers between 1802 and 1985. On display are furniture of historical, and especially library historical, value, one-time labels and notices of the Library, old stationery, machines and tools used in processing and during workshop activities, documents and photographs. National Széchényi Library, Buda Castle, “F” Building, Floor 5


Imre Bogár’s mini book collection


One of National Széchényi Library’s permanent exhibitions is the one presenting a mini book collection once collected and owned by the late Director General of Zrínyi Printing House Imre Bogár who died in 1988. Owing to the generous donation of the collector’s family, this unique mini book collection is now owned by National Széchényi Library. A precondition of donation was that the collection be kept together in the form of a permanent exhibition, in memory of Imre Bogár. National Széchényi Library, Floor 7, Book Issue Station


Book Collection of Count Ferenc Széchényi

The most valuable, beautiful and restored items of the Book Collection of Count Ferenc Széchényi were put into a huge bookcase placed on the main corridor of Floor 5 in 2002, when NSZL celebrated the 200th anniversary of its foundation. The bookcase is equipped with an electronic, motion-sensor security system.

National Széchényi Library, Floor 5


LAND OF POEMS. Hymn, Appeal, National Song – our emblematic poems

The National Anthem, the Appeal and the National Song - three iconic poems of patriotic sentiment, the embodiment of patriotism turned into three poems. The poems transcend themselves; they have acquired many meanings over their one and a half to two centuries of history. They have become the defining works of our collective memory and national identity, our national memory space.  
National Széchényi Library, Floor 5