The exhibition extending over multiple rooms in the pilgrims' lodge tells the story of the Jewish families that once inhabited the home, the legend of the rabbi of Mád, and shows elements of Jewish folklore. The interactive exhibits and innovative graphic solutions guarantee a unique experience. The exhibition is made up of several parts, which we recommend viewing in a set order in order to get a clear picture of the history of the Jewish congregation of Mád and how colorful their life used to be.

The exhibition evokes the once bustling Jewish life in north-eastern Hungary. Visitors receive an interactive tour into the daily life of a  community that had a major influence on regional growth for centuries. The exhibition depicts a special world governed by the creative power of religious imagination and practical experiences stemming from hard work and constructive interdependence.


The atmosphere of the rabbi’s room is special even within the pilgrims' lodge. Contemporary furniture and nearly 500 books on Jewish religion give visitors the impression that the rabbi stood up from his desk and left the room only minutes ago.

The experience is made complete by various interesting exhibits providing fascinating information about rabbis, education, religious life, prayer, and liturgy.



A visit to the former yeshiva paints a vivid picture of the basics of the Jewish religion and the way of life associated with it even for those, who encounter this most ancient monotheistic religion for the first time during their visit to Mád.



In the screening room visitors can learn about the history of the Jewish families that used to live in the Tokaj-Hegyalja region. Besides learning about the fate of families and individuals, visitors are invited to take part in a spectacular, interactive game about the history of families.



The beautiful Baroque synagogue of Mád built in 1795 served the local Jewish population for over 150 years. After World War II, the historic prayer house fell into ruin and was only renovated between 2002 and 2004. With its former glory restored, the building now serves multiple purposes: visitors are provided with touristic information and are acquainted with the synagogue itself and the region.