Laczkó Dezső Múzeum
The Veszprém Museum was established under the name of Veszprémvármegyei Múzeum in 1903, marking the great era of museum establishment with the aid and active participation of local associations. The historical core of the collection consists of Miháldy's assemblage of primarily polished stone artefacts, Dezső Laczkó's geological assemblage and Bishop Károly Hornig's 3000 volume library. The Museum's first exhibition opened 6th of November in 1904. Even though this event took place within the chambers of the County Hall, the visionary idea of a separate building for displaying the collection had already been conceived.
Following public fundraising, the construction plan by Medgyaszay István finally lay on the table in 1908. The Great War caused a significant delay for the development and, hence a bit out of schedule, the building was completed in 1920. The museum occupied the new building in 1924 and the exhibition was opened under pompous circumstances in the presence of the Governor Horthy in 1925. The institution was later renamed Bakony Museum, which in 1962 became the centre of the Museum Directorate of Veszprém County. The current name of the institution is Laczkó Dezső Múzeum, named in honour of its first director Dezső Laczkó. The museum's journal, Veszprém Megyei Múzeumok Közleményei –recently by the name of Laczkó Dezső Múzeum Közleményei–has been regularly issued since 1963.
The collections of the museum: The museum collects records within the region of County Veszprém relating to the fields of history, ethnography, archaeology, art and literary history. These records are preserved in the following departments: archaeology, ethnography, history, applied art, art, historical literature, numismatics and archive and a library.
The Laczkó Dezső Múzeum awaits visitors with a wide range of events throughout the year at five different locations (Laczkó Dezső Múzeum, Bakony Traditional House, Fire-watch Tower, Gate of Heroes, Castle Prison). The museum regularly hosts lectures, volume presentations, professional guidance through its collections, as well as more popular forms of entertainments. Visitors are, therefore, kindly welcome to events such as concerts, craft workshops, historical workshop, etc.
Our aim is to provide all age groups with high quality entertainment in relation to the exhibitions and the academic and cultural achievments of our institution. Up-to-date information on current events and initiatives are available at the museum's home page (www.ldm.hu).