Barbarian Family Day 2019

In the spirit of this year’s prehistoric theme at the museum, on 6 October 2019 between 10:00 and 18:00 the Aquincum Museum’s Archaeological Park will host native Celtic and Germanic warriors and craftsmen, who will give visitors a peek into their daily lives.

On Sunday 6 October from 10:00 to 18:00 we invite you to the Barbarian Family Day at the Aquincum Museum’s Archaeological Park. During the clash of Germanic and Celtic re-enactors and arts and crafts workshops, visitors can learn about the culture and customs of people living beyond the borders of the Roman Empire.


Camps of the re-enactors
10:00-18:00 Eravisci-Keltoi – Celtic village, arts and crafts demonstration, herbs, fortune telling
10:00-18:00 Jaurinum Historical Association of Győr – camp, clothing, weapons and crafts demonstration, children’s games
10:00-18:00 Ludus Aquincum – ancient games for children
10:00-18:00 Norde Gard – Northern Guard – camp, clothing and weapons demonstration,  challenges (tug of war, ring toss, spear throwing), warrior training for children
10:00-18:00 Szarvas Törzs Celtic Re-enactment Association – camp, clothing and weapons demonstration, warrior training, spear throwing, putting on warpaint

Arts and crafts workshops and demonstrations
10:00-13:30 Weaving and spinning demonstration
10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Pottery making
10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Felt earring making
11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00 Celtic necklace making
11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00 Stone painting
10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Wool dyeing demonstration

We give 2 arts and crafts tickets to each student ticket holder. Further arts and crafts tickets can be purchased at the cashier’s desk:

1 arts and crafts ticket: 300 HUF
4 arts and crafts tickets: 1000 HUF

Guided tours, presentations (in Hungarian)
10:30-11:00 Visiting the storage of the Prehistory and Migration Period collection (Led by: András Tóth, Department of Prehistory and the Migration Period)
11:00-11:45  Lecture by Márton Tóth Farkas (Department of Prehistory and the Migration Period): Riders of the Wild East – on the trail of the Scythians in Budapest
12:00-12:45 Guided tour by the curator, Attila Horváth (Department of Prehistory and the Migration Period): The People of Dragons and Birds – The Celts of Csepel Island
12:30-13:15 Guided tour: Romans and Barbarians – how does Romanisation work? (Led by: Zoltán Quittner, Museum Education Unit)
13:00-13:30 Guided tour: Life before, during…and after (?) Rome (Led by: Dániel Kővágó, Museum Education Unit)
14:00-14:45 Visiting the storage of the Prehistory and Migration Period collection (Led by: András Tóth, Department of Prehistory and the Migration Period)
15:00-15:45 Guided tour: Romans and Barbarians – how does Romanisation work? (Led by: Zoltán Quittner, Museum Education Unit)
16:00-16:45 Guided tour: Life before, during…and after (?) Rome (Led by: Dániel Kővágó, Museum Education Unit)

Other activities
10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 Hair braiding
12:00-17:30 The twisted Celtic dough, or bread baking barbarian-style
14:30-17:30 Celtic fortune teller

We reserve the right to make changes to the programme!


Adults: 1900 HUF/person
Adult group ticket (20+ people): 1500 HUF/person
Students and Seniors: 950 HUF/person
Students and Seniors group ticket (10+ people): 750 HUF/person

During the event regular discounts do not apply. Journalists, people with disabilities and their companions, visitors younger than 6 or older than 70, as well as teachers accompanying groups of students can visit the event free of charge!

Free entry for residents of District III with a valid address card!

We also accept cards at the event!

You can also purchase your tickets with the OTP SZÉP card (leisure sub-account)!


Supported by: Budapest History Museum, Friends of Aquincum, Autumn Festival of Museums

Where: Aquincum Museum
When: 10:00-18:00 on 6 October 2019

Széchenyi 2020
Széchenyi 2020