Welcome to Debrecen!


Night of the Museum 2022

In what is the biggest cultural event in the country, the Night of the Museums will be organized on the 25th of June. On the occasion, around 431 institutions are expecting visitors this evening with more than 2500 programs – announced Péter Hoppál, Secretary of State for Culture at the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, at the briefing held today in the Hungarian Music House.

This year, the city of Szolnok will be the highlighted location, where various programs await interested parties in 23 cities and 9 surrounding settlements. This year the theme is RECONCILIATED TRADITIONS.

In Debrecen there are many institutions participating, while there is a full list here, it is only available in Hungarian. Below is a curated selection for visitors to Debrecen.

The Reform College Museum

Saturday, 25th June 2022 at 17:00

The exhibition gives a glimpse of how Debrecen became a city, and beyond that, one of the most important centres of the Reformation, education, and trade. The St. Andrew’s Church stood in the main square, and after several fires, it is now the site of one of the largest Reformed churches, the Great Church. The city is often referred to as ‘Calvinist Rome’ since the end of the 18th century.

Tickets: 900 HUF/person (only on site!)
Free entry for children under 6 years!

The Reform Church

On the Night of Museums, visitors can get to know the Reformed Church of Debrecen through hourly film screenings and short guided tours.

The Reformed Church of Debrecen has been the home of the congregation for more than 200 years. With the help of our travelling exhibition, we present 200 years of significant memories in 45 minutes. The guided tour is conducted by Mária Siteriné Nacsa, museum educator.

Debrecen MÁV-székház

Debrecen Railway Station
25 June 2022 18:30 – 22:00

The exhibition “The history of railway telecommunications” introduces visitors to different types of Morse telegraphs, teletypewriters, inductor (crank) and dial telephones, and old and newer railway telecommunications equipment. You can try out Morse code, induction, and dial telephones in operation.

On-site manager: Gábor Harsányi
Telephone number: +36305189372

Starting times: 25th June 2022, 18:30; 20:00 and 21:30, but guests can join in at any time.

Pre-registration is not required, limit 6 persons.

University and National Library of Debrecen

Tour of the Rare and Old Books
25th June 2022 18:00 – 19:00

The oldest and most valuable part of our collection of books is kept in the Rare and Old Books Collection, also known as the Decorative Collection.

Dawn of a New World – Exhibition

István Tisza Memorial Exhibition (Visiting: 16.00-20.00 Location: Debrecen, Kossuth u. 1.)

June 25th, 2022 16:00 – 20:00

Location: Debrecen, Kossuth u. 1.

At the dawn of a new world – István Tisza – temporary exhibition

The exhibition of the Parliamentary Museum can be seen in Debrecen with the participation of the Déri Museum. The exhibition presents one of the most significant Hungarian statesmen of the 20th century, whose person and politics are still in the crossfire of controversy. The material previously seen in the capital, supplemented with documents and objects related to Debrecen, awaits those interested.

The exhibition can be visited on the Night of the Museums from 16.00 to 20.00 with the armband of the Déri Museum. 

(Location: Debrecen, Csokonai Literary Laboratory, No. 1, Kossuth Street)

The Story of Mihály Munkácsy’s Paintings of Christ

25th June 2022 19:00 – 19:30

Lecturer: art historian Éva Irén Fodor

Location: the Déri Museum (Debrecen, Déri tér 1.)

There is much more going on than the programmes mentioned above.