In 2019 the building is closed for reconstruction.
The most impressive product of the building fever of the millennium in Szeged is the Palace for Public Culture built
in neo-classicist style in 1896. The entrance hall with Corinthian columns covered by a tympanum, the symmetrical
structure and the white walls radiate calm dignity. It was intended to give place to the museum of the city and the Somogyi Library. During the directorship of Ferenc Móra (1917-1934) the series of exhibitions expanded, storerooms and restoration workrooms were created. Being a writer and a journalist as well, the director took part in ethnographic fieldwork and he made his mark as an archaeologist by doing excavations in the larger surroundings
of Szeged. There is also a room in the museum bearing his name with his personal belongings. In addition to the Móra Ferenc Memorial Room, the exhibition of “Szöged is a famous city” presenting the crafts of Szeged, the exhibition of “All that is gold – Treasures from the Museum vault”, the natural science exhibition and the
permanent art collection valuable temporary exhibitions enrich the museum’s repertoire.
6720 Szeged, Roosevelt tér 1-3.