The Budapest Bible Museum reopened on 19th January in the heart of the Hungarian capital city, after several years of refurbishment. The Hungarian Ministry of Culture, Balog Zoltán, and the Reformed Bishop, Bogárdi Szabó István, were among the speakers at the event which was covered by various media outlets.
An interactive museum
The now brand new interactive museum, which first opened in 1988, is located in the ground floor and vaulted basement of the Reformed Church’s head office, on central and touristy Ráday Street.
The museum also hosts a Bible bookshop which sells Scriptures published by the Hungarian Bible Society. However, the collaboration with the Bible Society wasn’t limited to the Bible bookshop. The Society played a key role in the whole project, as Ottó Pecsuk, the Bible Society’s General Secretary, explained a few years ago when the museum was being refurbished:
“The new Bible Museum will be an important pillar of the Bible Society’s strategic plan as we aim to communicate the message of the Bible to secular Hungarian society in new and effective ways. Our objective is to develop an effective tool to introduce children and young people in Hungary to the world of the Bible, and eventually to train them to be daily Bible readers.”
Bible translation and Bible mission
This aim is served by a new installation at the entrance of the Bible Museum, designed and financed by the Hungarian Bible Society. The installation shows the history of Bible translation and the present global state of Bible mission.
For more information about the Bible Museum: http://www.unitedbiblesocieties.org/renovated-bible-museum-will-encourage-hungarians-to-read-the-bible/
Here are a few pictures of the new Museum: