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125 years of the Aquincum Museum

Temporary exhibition of the Budapest History Museum’s Aquincum Museum between 10 May – 31 October 2019 at the Dirké building of the Aquincum Museum.

The systematic archaeological exploration of the Roman provincial seat, the Aquincum Civil Town, began at the end of the nineteenth century. The Aquincum Museum opened on the site of the excavations in 1894 and now forms part of the Budapest History Museum.

The Municipality of Budapest established the museum not only to house, but also to promote the research and exhibition of the internationally-significant archaeological finds.

In the past 125 years our knowledge has increased significantly through the discovery of countless new Roman remains and finds, and the museum too has grown continuously. Meanwhile, archaeology and the exhibition of finds have developed exponentially. With this exhibition, we look back at key periods in the history of the museum.