Zsolnay Heritage Festival

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Date(s) - 2013-09-15
All Day

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Don’t miss 4 days of great events in September!

Art, performance, music, walks and much more – this is the Heritage Festival in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter!

12-15 September 2013.


GoldenAge Moments

A big sensation in town! The tram is back on the streets of Pécs!

Join us for a ride that takes you to the Zsolnay Quarter to celebrate not only the beginnings of tram transport 100 years ago but the 100-year-old Zsolnay Mausoleum and everything that is Zsolnay!


Departure: Zsolnay Bazaar, Széchenyi Sq.

Arrival: Zsolnay Manufacture (Zsolnay Cultural Quarter)


We revive the glorious years of the Zsolnay family, the finest period of Pécs! Catchy music, period costumes and lots of fun activities give you the taste of how earlier generations lived their life. Join us for a unique experience!


Tram schedule:

14 September – 10:00; 15:30

15 September – 10:00; 15:30

Tickets: 300 HUF/person



Pink Bazaar – home decorating tips from the „happy times of peace”


„… 330 different forms in 840 sizes or designs. There was everything here from kids’ kitchen sets and kitchen cookware to 30-liter lard storage containers, from bathroom supplies, accessories and crockery to vases and ashtrays decorated with gold. When the sun shone through the long row of windows facing south even the air seemed pink.”


See the world in pink! Decorate your home with genuine fine Zsolnay pieces! Join our special tours in the exhibition „In the beginning was the pink…”


Tours leave at:

14 September – 11:00; 16:00

15 September – 11:00; 16:00


Places are limited so must be booked in advance. Booking and further information: +36 (72) 224 755, info(kukac)pecsorokseg.hu .


Make your own Zsolnay piece!


Those joining our special tour in the „Golden Age of Zsolnay” exhibition can decorate ready-to-paint Zsolnay ceramics (bowls, plates, mugs, coasters etc.) after the viewing of the exhibition. Although the secret of eosin will not be revealed but you can learn some tricks of the trade!


Tours leave at:

14 September – 12:00; 16:30

15 September – 12:00; 16:30


Prices of the tour:

Adult – 700 HUF

Students/senior citizens – 400 HUF


The pottery painting workshop takes place in the Pottery Painting Studio, for an additional price depending on the size of the chosen pottery piece. The decorated objects are kiln-fired and ready for pick-up in 3 days.


Advance booking is required. Booking and further details: +36 (72) 224 755, info(kukac)pecsorokseg.hu.


Belle Epoque


We evoke the fashion of La Belle Epoque. Step back to the end of the 19th century by dressing up in period costumes for a photo. Fine fabrics, fabulous silks, tailcoats and collared vests are awaiting to give you the feel of La Belle Epoque!


Venue: the courtyard of Hercules Well


The magic of the Garden


The Zsolnay family took good care of the garden, they grew as many vegetables as possible. Their children had their own garden beds where they could get gardening experiences. If you fancy gardening, come and join us in planting flower seeds!


But if canvas and paintbrush tease more your imagination, why not sit in front of an easel in our outdoor „atelier” and paint a beautiful piece of art with the help of a professional.


Should you get hungry there’s no need to worry: a unique dining experience is awaiting you! The flavours of the turn of the century is brought to you by the team of Mecsek Ökocsali.


Venue: Gingkó Sq.

Time: from 10:00 o’clock on 14th and 15th September


„Wearable ceramics”


The „millennium technique” reinvented in textile: in brocade and velvet, dyed, patterned, embroidered, beaded, in one, two or several layers, with colours and lights…Sensuous, impulsive women’s costumes inspired by emotional and thoughtful ceramics.

Fashion show in the Pirogranit Courtyard, inspired by the most beautiful Zsolnay ceramics.

Designers: Klári Csörsz, Bettina Módra


Date: 14 September 2013, 18:00



Apprentice walks


Get acquainted with the intangible and cultural heritage of the Zsolnay family and their age! Join our thematic walk, grab a map and with the help of the clues given discover and explore the secrets and hidden corners of the Zsolnay Quarter and uncover what there is to know about this renowned family!


Venues along the route: outdoor spaces of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Gyugyi Collection, Zsolnay Family and History Exhibition, Live Manufacture

Duration: 2 hours

Walks leave from the Visitor Centre at:

14 September 2013 – 10:00; 14:00

15 September 2013 – 10:00; 14:00


Price: adults – 700 HUF

students/senior citizens – 400 HUF


Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Booking is possible at +36 (72) 224 755 or info(kukac)pecsorokseg.hu.