Even if it costs my life

Exhibition and private collection of a family, spanning generations

 

Many years ago, every Sunday a huge crowd waited for the afternoon change of the guard, accompanied with music, in the Buda Castle district to catch the stately guards in their beautiful uniforms. The most spectacular part of this event, ’the entry’, took place in front of the Royal Guard’s terrace.

The undeservedly torn-down building was reconstructed in its original place and in its original splendor, hosts the thematic exhibition on the second floor, meant to introduce the last 260 years of the Royal Guard through its relics from 1760 when it was founded.

A unique, generation spanning private family collection is presented.

The collections guide chronologically the guests from the 18th century to the termination of the guard. The typical uniforms, helmets, the different types of guards’ headwear, private objects, medals and full personal records can be seen.

On the walls typical genres, ceremonial photos and many portraits create an intimate athmosphere, trying to take the guests back to these days.

The exhibition introduces the everyday life of the guards which gives us a very special possibility to look into the life of the guards who saved the kings and the royal families even if it cost their lives.

The magic of this exhibition is that these objects had already been presented here at one time, and now they come home.

 

Even if it costs my life

Exhibition and private collection of a family, spanning generations

Many years ago, every Sunday a huge crowd waited for the afternoon change of the guard, accompanied with music, in the Buda Castle district to catch the stately guards in their beautiful uniforms. The most spectacular part of this event, ’the entry’, took place in front of the Royal Guard’s terrace.

The undeservedly torn-down building was reconstructed in its original place and in its original splendor, hosts the thematic exhibition on the second floor, meant to introduce the last 260 years of the Royal Guard through its relics from 1760 when it was founded.

A unique, generation spanning private family collection is presented.

The collections guide chronologically the guests from the 18th century to the termination of the guard. The typical uniforms, helmets, the different types of guards’ headwear, private objects, medals and full personal records can be seen.

On the walls typical genres, ceremonial photos and many portraits create an intimate athmosphere, trying to take the guests back to these days.

The exhibition introduces the everyday life of the guards which gives us a very special possibility to look into the life of the guards who saved the kings and the royal families even if it cost their lives.

The magic of this exhibition is that these objects had already been presented here at one time, and now they come home.

Tickets

  • Location: Royal Guard’s Building, 2nd floor (Hunyadi court)
  • Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Free for consumer guests.
  • Free for guests showing Főőrség és Lovarda application on their phones.

On the premise visual and sound recording can be captured and display the visitors. Hence no demands towards the operatorare accepted.

Tickets are available at the pay-desk.