Events & resources
The audio guide (£3.50, £3 concession) is available at the entrance of the exhibition.
Download a trailer of the audio guide (1.5 MB)
Public Exhibition Tours
45-minute introductions; free with an exhibition ticket.
2.30pm Wednesdays, 7pm Fridays (29 September – 3 December)
10-minute talks on individual works; free with an exhibition ticket
3pm every Thursday (30 September – 11 November)
Portraiture Family Workshops
Explore the art of portraiture in a workshop comprising of an interactive slide talk, a visit to the exhibition and a practical hands-on session.
Free with an exhibition ticket, pre-booking essential; minimum age six years old
Tuesday 26 October, 10.15am–1pm: Book here
Thursday 28 October, 10.15am–1pm: Book here
An Artful Christmas
Drop-in family workshop. Learn what makes a Hungarian Christmas unique and create your own holiday decorations.
Free, no booking required
Sunday 5 December 11am–1pm
Life Drawing: Pen and Ink
Inspired by the Old Master drawings in the exhibition, Francis Bowyer, RA Life Drawing Tutor, leads this workshop in drawing the figure in pen and ink. This class is designed for those with previous experience of drawing.
Saturday 27 November: Book here
Free Lunchtime Lectures
Treasures from Budapest: An Introduction
Professor David Ekserdjian, exhibition curator
Monday 11 October Listen to a recording
Treasures from Budapest: An Art Collection for Hungary
Joanna Norman, exhibition co-curator
Monday 25 October Book here
Piers Burton-Page, writer and broadcaster on music, explores and illustrates some of the highways and byways in Hungary’s musical heritage, from Liszt to Ligeti, and not forgetting her rich folk and gypsy traditions.
Friday 15 October Book here
Heroes’ Square: The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest
The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest has been hailed as one of the most significant art museums in central Europe. Director László Baán explores the development of its collections from 1906 to the present day, and the impact of past century’s key historical events on the museum.
Friday 5 November Book here
Budapest Bar Jazz Concert
Since its foundation in 2007, Budapest Bar has had an unexpected success and cult following in Hungary. Budapest Bar revives chanson, jazz, bossa nova, film and gypsy music from the exciting Budapest café culture in the 30s and 40s alongside unique rearrangements of Piazzolla and Bartok. Budapest Bar has performed in the most prestigious venues in Hungary.
Presented as part of the London Jazz Festival 2010 in association with Radio 3.
Sunday 14 November Book here
Tokaji and Eger Wine Tasting
Ben Howkins, Co-founder and Director of the Royal Tokaji Wine Company, introduces us to the Hungarian wine- producing regions of Tokaj and Eger. Enjoy tasting the favourite wine of Joseph Haydn, Bram Stoker, and King Louis XIV.
Friday 19 November Book here
The Fabulous Esterházys
‘There’s nothing better on this earth’, proclaimed one aristocrat, ‘than to be a Prince Esterházy.’ Stefan Körner, Custodian of the collections of the Princes Esterházy, speaks to broadcaster and journalist Rosie Goldsmith about Nikolaus II Esterházy (1765–1833) and his magnificent collection, which now resides in the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest.
Friday 26 November Book here
The RA offers a range of visual aids for use in the galleries and an access programme of events. All events can be booked online. visitors with disabilities can book parking spaces and wheelchairs on 020 7300 8028. Contact the Access Officer on tel/text 020 7300 5732, fax 020 7300 8013 or email email@example.com
Audio Description Event
9–11am; £3; maximum of 15 places
Bridget Crowley describes the exhibition in front of selected paintings, sculptures and drawings, then handle tailor-made objects led by Harry Baxter followed by coffee and conversation in the Saloon.
Monday 15 November Book here
BSL Gallery Tour
John Wilson presents this tour in BSL.
6–7pm; £3; maximum of 20 places.
Friday 12 November Book here
Lipspeaking Gallery Tour
Rachel Barnes presents this tour with lipspeaking support from Jeannette Burton.
6–7pm; £3; maximum of 20 places.
Friday 8 October Book here
Early Morning Private View for wheelchair users
Explore the exhibition with an introductory tour by Harry Baxter followed by coffee in the Saloon.
9–10am; £3; maximum of 20 places
Friday 29 October Book here