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Thank you for visiting the website of the Dornyay Béla Museum in Salgótarján. Please take a look at our range, where you'll find lots of curiosity, exhibitions and program offerings. We hope that our small exhibition will interest you and you will visit our museum as soon as possible. In the meantime, join our community sites and browse our website!
Salgótarján's first museum was opened in 1959, and since 1980 it has been welcoming visitors in a building designed by Géza Magyar. The museum holds very valuable artworks in its collections of historical material, and documentation, fine art, ethnography, archeology and literary history.
The Mining Exhibition of the Dornyay Béla Museum is the first natural underground mining museum in Hungary, which was originally a working mine. At the above-ground exhibition the visitor can learn about the history of Nógrád County coal mining.
The diesel locomotive, which served in the former steel mill and which is a piece of Hungarian technical heritage of local historical importance, was purchased by the museum on a civilian initiative. The vehicle is currently at Salgótarján's main train station thanks to local railwaymen and the MÁV.
"This will not only give you a sense of home, but also a love of home"
Dr. Béla Dornyay, Salgótarján 1936