Blue Paint Museum

Blue Paint Museum

Blue Paint Museum

The Pápa Blue Dyeing Museum is Hungary’s only blue dyeing museum, but it is also considered a unique industrial history monument in Europe, which presents the entire working phase of blue dyeing. In the process, visitors can learn about the secrets of the complicated process and find out that it is not a dead craft at all, but is still flourishing today. In November 2018, the Hungarian blue painting tradition was added to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


The main building presents the collections of active workshops in Hungary in an old fair atmosphere, and commemorates the former masters. In the more than 250-year-old, three-story drying building, the workshop of the Kluge family, who operated the plant for seven generations, comes to life through guided tours. On the drying floor, the works of award-winning industrial artist Mihály Bódy Irén Munkácsy present the modern, artistic trend of blue painting and make the museum experience unforgettable. The remaining machine park is also worth mentioning, as it can be viewed in perfect condition, e.g. steam engine of the famous Hoffmeister company from Vienna, manufactured in 1912. Also considered a curiosity is the horse-drawn mangrove in the basement of the workshop.

Address: 8500 Pápa, Március 15 tér 12.

Opening hours: 10.00-18.00 except on Mondays

Phone number: +36 89 324 390