The bay-window of the castle of Siklós was made in the second half of the 15th century, for one of the members of the Gara family. The outline of it was seen during the renovation of the castle, including the pieces of the outside stones in the wall. Other stone pieces were found by the aimed excavation in the moat, under the bay-window. It was made in that period of the late Gothic when stone-cutter masters used the way of the construction-planning, as a professional virtuosity.
By an order, written in the 18th century, it was required to create prisons and dungeons. Those dungeons which can be seen in the castle of Siklos, were probably used to be an accommodation for soldiers. These little cells miss every comfort. By the exhibition at the cellar place, visitors can try a few tools out which were used for keeping the prisoners.
Torture chamber and Prison for nobles
The 'torture chamber' which was one of the first exhibitions in 1956, was originally a forge. Due to its atmosphere, it is a perfect place for visitors to get information of the most popular methods of torture and execution in Middle Ages and in early modern age.
These cells, next to the so-called torture chamber, were more comfortable than the dungeon cells because nobles had priviliges in prison, as well. Privileges provided them bigger comfort, bigger windows, fresh air (as these cells aren’t under the yard level), beds and heating by an iron stove.
Wine museum and wine shop
'Life is too short to drink bad wine!'
In the wine museum of the castle of Siklos visitors get information of the tools of viniculture, wine-growing and the work of coopers. In the wine shop our sommelier helps to choose from more than 20 wine-makers' products of the Villány Wine Region and gives information of the wine culture.
Renaissance furniture exhibition
This exhibition is the permanent exhibition of Janus Pannonius Museum (Pecs).
Az előtérben a falon egy török katona karcolata látható, amely a XVI. századból származik. A katona megörökítette az akkori várat, a város egyik templomát, illetve saját magát is.
Medieval military exhibition
This four-room exhibition shows the armours, weapons and garments from the turn of 14th-15th century, the era of King Sigismund until the beginning of 18th century, the time of the so-called Rakoczi War of Independence.
Istókovits Kálmán és Simon Béla festménykiállítása
A siklósi kötődésű elismert festőművészek munkáiból látható itt egy kisebb kiállítás.
Ebben a teremben tekinthető meg Kanizsai Dorottya imafülkéje, amit a 2011-ben a felújítások során találtak meg a falban. Az ilyen típusú imafülke egyedülálló Magyarországon.
Dorottya Kanizsai's prayer niche
In 2010 a niche was found in the southern wall of the chapel that served as her spot for prayer. Paintings with figures found in it showed the scenes of ’Rosarium’, a prayer for Virgin Mary. This kind of prayer niche is rarely found in Europe and is the only one in Hungary. It is the only physical memory of her in the castle of Siklós. In Latin, 'rosarium' means rose garden, as well. Maybe this refers to Dorottya Kanizsai’s rose garden.
History of the castle exhibition
This exhibition gives information of the owners of the castle in chronological order. In cases visitors can see the models of the castle and the Europa Nostra Award winning mosque of Malkoch Bey which is nearby the castle.
World War I and II exhibition
Our exhibition was carried out by the support of Ist World War Centenary Memorial Committee, through the agency of Museum of Military History and using the private collection of Istvan Mehring, Dr.
Croatian and Serbian minority exhibition
These rooms give information of the culture and tradition of the Croatian and Serbian local minority.
AT THE MEETS OF THE EAST AND SOUTH WING
Our chapel, which was built at the turn of the 15th-16th century and has Gothic and Renaissance parts, ensures place for cultural events and weddings, as well. In its one-time sacristy visitors can see Church and chapel history exhibition now.
Időszaki kiállítások. A látogatók az üvegpadló alatt a XV. századi szobák maradványait tekinthetik meg.
'Captain of Tenkes' Waxworks
In this exhibition visitors can meet the main actors and actresses of the story and get information of the scriptwriter, Ferenc Örsi. The first TV-series of Hungary was set in 1963 in the castle of Siklos and the area. When the series was first broadcast on TV, in 1964, it was so popular that it was introduced worldwide. After its success, Ferenc Örsi wrote a youth novel from the script.
Our coffee bar at the terrace
This renewed coffee bar in the northern wing opens its doors to the fascinating panorama of the Mountain of Villany. Take a seat and drink a cup of coffee or a tasty wine and relax in the historical surroundings!