The Reguly Antal Museum and House of Arts and Crafts was established by the municipality of Zirc in 1992. It is located in the Dubniczay House, in a baroque mansion built in 1766 in the main square of Zirc. The property is a national monument consisting of a two-storied baroque main building set beside a one-storied wing of farm buildings and a huge courtyard. The activities of the thematic museum are centered around the works of Antal Reguly who was engaged in exploring the roots of the Hungarian language, in studying Hungarian ethnography and in collecting data on the culture, history and folklore of peoples speaking Finno-Ugric languages during his field works. A permanent exhibition, opened in 1996 and rearranged in 2013, features the career of the Zirc-born scholar. The first floor of the Dubniczay House is rightfully dedicated to this exhibition which was once inhabited by Reguly's parents.
In the museum a storeroom was opened to the public in the autumn of 2014 where most of the museum objects are displayed. The full contents of the collections are presented virtually in the online catalogue uploaded onto three interactive touch screen terminals. Data available on these terminals are also suitable for individual research.
Photo Collection – The photo collection of the museum director and pedagogue Ferenc Illés reveals the events in the history of Zirc and its vicinity as well as the history of its schools from the end of the 1950s until 1996.
Local History and Ethnography Collection – The collection is mostly composed of the tool sets of artisans living in Zirc and in its vicinity. In the study storeroom the tools of coopers, wainwrights, smiths and shoemakers are on display.
Fine Art Collection – The fine art collection contains more than a thousand works of graphics, paintings and prints. It was established by the Zirc-born Júlia Bér, renowned for her graphics and paintings. She set up the collection from the works of her own as well as of her contemporaries and donated it to her hometown.
Finno-Ugric Collection – The Finno-Ugric collection of the museum was established related to the works of Antal Reguly. Most of the objects are displayed in the permanent exhibition.
The Reguly Antal Museum and House of Arts and Crafts has been under renovation since 2011. As a result, the infrastructure has been developed, new exhibitions have been opened and the milieu has become even more attractive for returning and new visitors alike. The building is not only home to a museum, but to workshops of arts and crafts held in the newly renovated wing of the courtyard.