Kütahya Kossuth Hungarian House Museum

Kütahya Kossuth Hungarian House Museum

Kossuth was one of the leaders of Hungary’s struggle for freedom. As a result of the agreement between Austria and Russia, a group of people, including Kossuth, who had to leave their country took refuge in the Ottoman Empire and the Ottomans settled them in Kütahya, a safe place.

Kossuth came to this house with his family in 1850 and lived here for nearly 1.5 years. It is also an important point for Hungary as this is where he created the drafts for the Hungarian Constitution. After Hungary declared its independence, Kossuth started to serve as the interim President of Hungary. In this case, we can better understand the value and importance of Kossuth in the eyes of the Hungarian people. Every year, Hungarian liberation days are commemorated and celebrated in this museum.

Information about Kütahya Hungarian House and its history is as follows: This house where Kossuth took refuge is an Ottoman House built in the 18th century. It is a two-story building and the passage between floors is possible with a wooden staircase. There are no windows on the street side, but the garden with Kossuth’s statue is just as beautiful. It seems to be isolated from its surroundings with one of Kütahya’s hills in front of it.

Kutahya Kossuth Evi Muzesi Binasi
Kutahya Kossuth Evi Muzesi Bahcesi

The Hungarian Kossuth House has been open to visitors as a museum since 1982. The museum exhibits Kossuth’s personal belongings and letters written during his stay in Kütahya, as well as 19th century Hungarian clothes and ethnographic artifacts from a classic Kütahya house reflecting Kütahya culture. It is also possible to see the Ottoman-style bedroom with a bathroom closet where Lajos Kossuth and his wife Teresa Kossuth stayed together, and a room organized as a Turkish dining room with wooden built-in cupboards. If you are curious about Kossuth or what an old Turkish house was like, you can visit this museum.

Kutahya Kossuth Evi Muzesi Ani Odasi
Kutahya Kossuth Evi Muzesi Sergi Odalari

What are the entrance fee and visiting hours of the Hungarian Kossuth House Museum?

Entrance to the museum is free. It can be visited every day of the week except Monday between 08:45 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 19:00.

Kutahya Kossuth Evi Muzesi Gezilecek Yerler
Kutahya Kossuth Evi Muzesi Bahce Manzarasi

Where is the Hungarian Kossuth House Museum and how to get there?

Hungarian Kossuth House Museum is located on Gediz Street next to Şengül Street in Börekçiler Neighborhood. You can’t see the garden from the outside, but you can see the roof of the building and a sign that says Hungarian House.