József Attila Memorial House
The current museum building is a former Horvath boarding house situated in Balatonszárszó villa row.
Attila József is the best known of the modern Hungarian poets internationally. His poems have been translated into many languages and he is taught in world literature classes around the globe. Hailed during the communist era of the 1950s as Hungary's great "proletarian poet", his life, personality, and works are now being re-evaluated with the current celebrations of the centenary of his birth.
He died on 5 December 1937, aged 32, at Balatonszárszó, where he was staying at the house of his sister and brother-in-law. Crawling through the railway tracks, he was crushed by a starting train. There is a memorial to him not far from the spot where he died. The most widely accepted view is that he committed suicide, but some experts say that his death was by accident.
The exibithion takes place in the house where he spent the last weeks of his life.
The former boarding house from 1957 to present exhibits Attila József’s oeuvre.
On 11th April 1997 the poet's birthday a brand new, better suited place for our exhibition have been shown for the general public, which is titled "The son of the Street and Earth".
As the national literature museum currently does not have a permanent Attila József exhibition, so the new memorial exhibition has national character and importance.
April 11 - June 30: 10:00 to 17:00
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31: 10:00 to 17:00 (Monday: Closed)
July 1 - August 31: - Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 20:00
Full-price ticket: 1000,- HUF
Discounted tickets (for students and pensioners): 500,- HUF
Family ticket: 20% off the ticket price
Adult group (above 10 persons): adults 900,- HUF, students 400,- HUF
Discounted tickets for groups (over 10 people): 400,- HUF