Clockworks and Clock Museum

Clockworks and Clock Museum

The characters of the clockworks represent the legendary kings and well-known figures of Hungarian history. The historical figures first make their appearance at 10 o’clock every morning and after that every two hours with accompanying music.

The characters of the clockworks represent the figures of kings whose name is connected to legends. The historical figures first appear at 10 o’clock in the morning with accompanying music and later we can see them again at noon when all the bells of the city’s churches begin chiming. After that every two hours, at two, four and six o’clock the royal figures make their procession. The music which accompanies the chiming is a folk song entitled “Oh, where are you shining Hungarian star” which is linked to King St. Stephen and also a medieval tune the „O Pastor aeterne”. The figures of the clockworks are the following: the trombone player, St. Stephen (István) and Prince Emeric (Imre), King St. Ladislaus (László), St. Elizabeth (Erzsébet) and St, Margaret (Margit), King Mathias (Mátyás) and Queen Beatrix. The face of the clock is a special 24-hour arrangement. The numbers on the light background show the daylight hours while the ones on the dark background show the evening and night hours. The dial depicting a star map is connected to the arch listing the names of the 12 months. This rotates adjusting the correct picture to the name of the month thus going round once a year on the face. The Clock Museum consists of many hundreds of wall-clocks, grandfather clocks, pocket-watches, wrist-watches and even the mechanism of a tower clock from the 17th century. It can be visited with advanced booking for a minimum of 10 people.
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Address: 8000 Székesfehérvár, Kossuth u. 9.
Email: jenokovacs@t-online.hu
Phone: +36 22 312 235