Following extensive renovation work carried out on the entire Károlyi Palace in Füzérradvány, the historical building houses a permanent exhibition, mainly presenting the palace hotel period of the edifice (1936–1948). The exhibition is located on the ground floor and the first floor of the building’s previous museum section, but the exhibition also continues in the service area on the ground floor, as well as in the “escape room” that can be found in the basement. The ground floor and basement spaces have been expanded with functions serving the exhibition, and are also suitable as communal spaces.


The overall impression and atmosphere of the palace exhibition should carry the gloomy romance of Anglo-Saxon castles, the dark tones of hunting lodges in some of its halls, and the “noir” experience typical of the films of the 1930s and 1940s. All this is counterbalanced by the “talking pictures” (live-action films) introducing the rooms, a detective game loosely following Karinthy.

The exhibition in facts:

  • The main theme of the exhibition titled Palace Noir, Objects, Secrets, and Stories is to evoke the life of the palace hotel in the 1930s and 1940s, with the help of archive photos, old films, newspaper articles and paintings, showing the richness of the former art collection.
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