Gingerbread Museum

WHY HAS THE GINGERBREAD MUSEUM BECOME ONE OF THE MOST FAVOURITE SPECTACLES IN SZEKSZÁRD?

  • Because it provides profound, colourful, quality programs in the historical centre of Szekszárd
  • Because the guidance is held by a member of the Petrits family, enriching it with private experience.
  • Because it is part of the national heritage, Szekszárd Town Merits
  • Because it awaits visitors with reasonable prices.
  • Because you can purchase our handmade products: gingerbread, candles and candies on the spot.

WHAT IS ON DISPLAY IN THE GINGERBREAD MUSEUM?

  • The history of Gingerbread craft
  • The tools of the craft, hundred-year-old icing tubes and all the tools that were used by the old masters.
  • The machines and tools used in candy and lollypop production
  • The items used at producing Crust-spill (exp.: Diana candy) products
  • Equipments for making traditional Christmas fondant (“szaloncukor”)
  • How drawn and dipped candles were made?
  • The history of the Petrits Company way back to 1825
  • A score of gingerbread hearts, cavalrymen, dolls and numerous amounts of beautiful candles

AND IF IT ALL SOUNDS TOO DRY AND BORING…

The equipments and tools of gingerbread, candy and candle production and their uses are also shown in an entertaining film. We can ensure that during the time spent in the Gingerbread Museum you not only gain information, but also experience …..

WHY DID PETRITS GINGERBREAD LTD. OPENED THE GINGERBREAD MUSEUM?

In Petrits family gingerbread and candle-stick handcraft have been inherited from father to son through six generations now, with all its tools and machinery. Some of the tools are not used any more, some are here from older generations. We thought it would be a shame to hide these treasures from public. We are committed to make more and more people familiar with the items of the past and this is the part of Hungarian tradition that our family can contribute to. That is why we undertook Honey Memories, Gingerbread, Candle and Candy producing Museum.

Thank you for letting us have a peek into this “miracle”. We wish you preserve this tradition to our grandchildren. Thank you for “sweetening” our friends’ and children’s days.

We saw a great example for close family ties and keeping tradition. Thank you for introducing us to long-lost traditional work, humbleness and love.

At last there is a museum, where I could take my children without much forcing it.

Our group has never been to such a wonderful and nice place. It provided great experience. We are taking home life-long memories with all that we have seen.