Folk Costume Doll Museum

The Folk Costume Doll Museum in Central Europe is unique, displaying nearly a thousand dolls dressed in folk costumes, as well as model ships, Székely gates, and folk houses. The museum has been welcoming visitors interested in traditions and Hungarian folk culture for more than two decades in the center of Keszthely.

Traditionalist Dolls and Models

Folk Costumed Dolls

The museum aims to introduce both Hungarian and foreign guests to Hungarian folk culture and folk art.

The museum’s main attraction – as its name suggests – is porcelain dolls dressed in Hungarian and Transylvanian folk costumes, most of which, about 120 figures, show the Transylvanian costumes. We can see costumes from such regions as Kalotaszeg, Hétfalu, Torockó, Csík, Háromszék, Gyergyó, Gyimes, Kászon. The costumes were made of wool and hemp.

“It’s amazing, anyone who can should definitely go, because it’s very well put together by regions, counties, and cities with the local costume. In the end I stopped taking pictures because I couldn’t get enough of these wonders.”

László János HornLocal Tour Guide

A Babamúzeum betekintést nyújt a magyar viselettörténetbe és népi építészetbeAn interesting factThe museum launched a competition with the help of the children's magazine Napsugár from Cluj, in which they asked schoolchildren and their parents to send in the traditional clothing of their locality. Some opinions say that this happened at the last minute, as folk traditions are beginning to fade in Transylvania. Similarly, traditional clothing arrived from Upper Hungary, Southern Hungary, and Transcarpathia.


Engineering souls are recommended to take a look at the wooden models located on the 3rd floor. We can see the miniature copies of Székely gates, folk houses, noble mansions from Csík and Háromszék, churches, farm buildings which reflect the atmosphere of the villages of that time. The legendary models of Lake Balaton boats could not be left out, such as the Főnix salt transporter from Fenékpuszta, the Stella luxury boat and Judit, the cart transporter.

Approach, Parking

The baby museum can be accessed from the pedestrian street in the city center. Paid parking is possible in the Zeppelin Square parking lot.

A Babamúzeum épülete kívülrőlHintOne ticket for 7 museums! If you would like to see unique collections of games, are interested in the lifestyle of the past century, and would like to visit the special Snails Parliament, then buy a combined ticket to the Downtown Museums!

Further attractions nearby

If we have visited the Baby Museum, it is worth visiting the other historical museums in the city center! Let’s explore the Promenade, its buildings, the Pethő-house, in whose courtyard we can also play petanque!


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Open hours

  • Whole year
  • ClosedOpens: 10:00
    • Wednesday (today) 10:00-17:00
    • Thursday 10:00-17:00
    • Friday 10:00-17:00
    • Saturday 10:00-17:00
    • Sunday 10:00-17:00
    • Monday 10:00-17:00
    • Tuesday 10:00-17:00

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