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Fish from Lake Balaton

A 3000 liter aquarium will help you see the underwater world of Lake Balaton, and get acquainted with native and acclimated fish species. All year round WalleyeCatfishPerchPikeAquariumFish speciesMeagre
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Formation and geology of Lake Balaton

You will embark on a time travel spanning millions of years, you will get to know the development of the diverse, colorful landscape surrounding Lake Balaton and the lake itself. All year round The formation of the lakeFossilsRocksRock pettingTectonic movements
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Lake Balaton and people

The relationship between Lake Balaton and people dates back thousands of years. Our exhibition explores long-forgotten cultures. All year round SluiceCeramics artPrehistoric mass graveStone AgeArchaeologyCopper diadem
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The flora and fauna of Lake Balaton

Get acquainted with the wildlife of Lake Balaton! In dioramas and large tableaus you can marvel at the diverse flora and fauna of Lake Balaton. All year round AnimalsBird speciesKing of the fishesFish speciesFoxKingfisherFlora
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Castles around Lake Balaton

We also present existing castles and forgotten Roman and medieval fortifications in our exhibition. All year round Iron AgeArmsBronze AgeArchaeology3D mapCastlesPeriod of ancient RomeMiddle Age
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Lake Balaton fishing

The fish of Lake Balaton were not absent from the “menu” of the people who lived here thousands of years ago. Let’s learn about the craft of fishing! All year round Dugout pirogueHarpoonHookFishing guildFish bonesSoul-loser
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Sports at Lake Balaton

The holiday at Lake Balaton has long included sports: sailing, water skiing, volleyball, table tennis, badminton… All year round SkatingRowingBadmintonSportTennisSailingTable tennis
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Lake Balaton tourism

Zimmer Feri, socialist riviera – let’s relive the retro feeling of life at Lake Balaton! All year round BathhouseSocialist rivieraBalaton retroZimmer FeriBeachCabin
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Balaton bathing culture

How long have people been bathing in Lake Balaton? Our exhibition follows the development of the Balaton bathing culture. All year round BikiniZánkaPioneerHévízScoutBalatonfüredSwimming float
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Sailing on Lake Balaton

Our exhibition traces the history of sailing on Lake Balaton from Roman times to the present day. All year round SteamshipOldest sailing bargeCount István SzéchenyiBiggest sailing barge
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What the stones tell a story about

During your walk in the Lapidarium, the Roman and medieval past of Lake Balaton and Zala County come to life before you. All year round Middle AgePeriod of ancient RomeGothicRoman emperorsRenaissanceLapidarium
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János Halápy memorial room

Take a look at the works of the painter, whose life and art were intertwined with the Lake Balaton region! All year round János HalápyBalaton areaPaintingMemorial room

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Dear Visitors! Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are following government guidelines to keep the Balaton Museum closed from 11/11/2020 until further notice. Thank you for your patience! Take care of each other!