Museum pedagogy

For children of kindergarten age

The spellbound bird.

A spellbound bird must be freed from the curse of an evil witch. The session is organised around a fairy tale, during which the ground floor spaces of the palace are presented.


Where can the little fox be?

While wandering around, the little fox lost his way through the woods. He was very cold, so he snuggled up somewhere and fell asleep. The task is to find the little fox. During the mission, children get acquainted with the characteristic animals and plants of the palace park.






For children of lower primary school age

A famous wedding

There once lived an old count who inherited the Palace of Radvány and its estate. Then, when he grew very old, he bestowed his palace on his son, who, in order not to have to move here alone, first set out to find a suitable wife for himself. He soon succeeded, and when the big day came, the young couple ceremonially married. The aim is for children to settle into the given situation and era, and to identify with the participants and events.


For children of upper primary school age

In search of the hidden treasure

The count had to leave his palace, but he had to leave most of his valuables behind, so he hid them in 4 secret places. The goal is to find the hidden crates using a map.


“Once upon a time, there was a wardrobe called Mary…”

The basis of the session is the source material of the exhibition. The goal is for children to look at the exhibited objects with fresh eyes while using their imagination and creativity.


The secret life of a plane tree        

It is based on the assumption that some forms of plants, including trees, have some degree of sense. The focus is on one of the most precious plants in the park, the “Rákóczi” sycamore tree.  The imagination and creativity of children will be needed during this session as well.


Hunting in remote lands

During the session, the hunts of István Károlyi and Zsigmond Széchenyi will be discussed, as well as the trophies brought home.


Life in the palace of a count

Although Füzérradvány Palace was not inhabited as intended, due to the spaces interpreted as interiors and the spirit of the place, it is worth sparing a thought as to what the life of a typical wealthy aristocratic family might have been like at the time, and how they spent their daily lives in a rural residence.


Everyday life at the hotel

The utilisation of the palace as a hotel after 1938 was a defining period in the “life” of the building. During the session, children map the life, operation and characters of the former hotel.


“Selfie or not selfie”?

During the museum lesson, the focus will be on processing the portraits appearing in the exhibition. Getting acquainted with the history of the portrait genre, why so many portrait paintings were made in the past, family galleries of ancestors and their role, the concept of representation, and idealised-realistic portraits, while also building on existing historical knowledge. Including a conversation about selfie-culture and related idealised representations.


For children of secondary school age

From father to son

The main topic is the Károlyi family and the relationship between the palace in Füzérradvány and its estate, playing an important role in the life of the family, and the family. Paying special attention to the three people who also play a decisive role in the “life” of the palace: Count Ede Károlyi, Count László Károlyi and Count István Károlyi.


 Shall we make a movie?

The session revolves around the film “Temptation” shot in the palace park and the circumstances under which it was made. During the session, children can also acquire competencies related to their studies in history, art, drama, and film and media.


A museum in a palace? – Objects and works of art

Thanks to the count’s art collector activity and perception, a section of Füzérradvány palace could be interpreted as a kind of museum already at the end of the 19th century. Later, after the construction of the palace hotel, the artefacts were crammed into the spaces interpreted as a museum, which were shown to visitors as a curiosity. This class deals with the source material of the museum in connection with the students’ studies of history and art.