Erkel Ferenc Memorial House
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Erkel Ferenc Memorial House

The School of Németgyula and the teacher's house were built in 1795. In 1821 the house that served as a school and also a home for the teachers' family, received an additional classroom to the old one. The house had a wing overlooking the schoolyard, while the opening on  Ajtósi Street served as a house. The designated school deteriorated considerably in the winter of 1829-1830 and partially collapsed. The house in its current form was built by Mihai Nuszbek at the end of 1830. The teacher's house ,which was at the same time cantor of the town, has got its final form after a  renovation that took place in the 1830.

 

 

A teacher named Joseph Erkel arrived in 1806 from Bratislava lived and taught in this school until 1841. Here was born in 1810 on November 7, and had a son named Ferenc Erkel, who later became well known as the composer of the National Anthem of Hungary and founder of the National Opera. In the exhibition room visitors are greeted by terminals (WHAT DO YOU MEAN _ SOUNDS? RO SHEET MUSIC?) of national anthems of different countries of Europe, followed by rooms dedicated to music. Four sons of Ferenc Erkel were also musicians less known but equally precocious and so a third room was dedicated to their work and contributions. Ferenc Erkel was also a very good chess player, which is celebrated in the form of an annual chess competition which bears his name. The bedroom, living room and kitchen evoke the past rustic lifestyle and the Erkel family.

 




Opening hours
From August 21, 2018:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00–18:00
Wednesday: 10:00–18:00
Thursday: 10:00–18:00
Friday: 10:00–18:00
Saturday: 10:00–18:00
Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Entry ticket
Tickets
1.000 HUF - full price
600 HUF - reduced prices for students and pensioners
100 HUF – students and residents of town Gyula