Pick Szalámi és Szegedi Paprika Múzeum, Szeged

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  • Well, i'm not picky with what i eat - i mean i prefer to eat healthy and stuff, but basically i eat EVERYTHING - so coming to this museum was a nice experience for me - it shows the process of salami ...  more »
  • Szeged is famous for paprika and salami. This museum gives you a lot of insight into both. The attached store has lots of both products on sale. You can bring the paprika back to the US, but don't try...  more »
  • Sorry for the quite critical review. But for me it wasn't interesting or worthwhile of my paid 740 forints to see it. If judge by overall second floor exhibitions were more interesting than first floo...  more »
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  • The Pick Salami Factory, founded by Márk Pick in 1869 and located by the river Tisza in Szeged, is the largest brand-named meat industry in Hungary. It produces nearly 50,000 tons of meat each year, which includes Salami, Dried Sausage, Cold Cuts, Liver Paste, Frankfurter and Unique Pork Products, and exports to 35 countries. Within the premises is its two floor Pick Salami/Paprika Museum that tells the story of the Pick family and how Salami came to be in Hungary from its homeland of Italy. The story of Paprika is also told. The stories are told using photos and tableaux (doll figures representing a certain scene in the story) and via their online Written Guide. The first tableau for example, next to the museum entrance, shows a portrait of Márk Pick, his son Jenõ Pick and their biographies while the following tableaus (also on the first floor) show the developing stages of the meat industry and salami production after World War I. On the second (upper) floor the history of Szeged Paprika and its production is told. Just around the corner of, but still within, the factory is a small meat shop (Pick Húsáruház - Maros Utca 21) that sells discounted sausage, salami varieties, slabs of bacon and buckets of offal. You also get 10% discount on Pick Wintersalami when you present the 10% Discount voucher given to you when you paid the museum entrance fee. I found the Pick Museum to be one of Szeged's best tourist attractions in terms of them having an excellent website (in English) that told their story well, downloadable PDF guides in many languages (including French, German, Spanish and Italian), excellent customer service, a friendly welcome to the museum and an overall layout of the museum that made my visit a pleasant and interesting experience. When I visited there were many individual visitors and school tours that were genuinely taking interest in the stories (reading all the storyboards, etc). The actual family story, as well as the salami and paprika stories, are interesting and well told. As you go around the exhibits and read the various stories you become aware of the 'old fashioned' (non-technology) days whereby hard work was required to make a company successful. The storyboards tell of the various dissection and maturing processes needed for the meat, drying and string processes need for the paprika, the importance of the air-conditioning/cooling systems needed to produce all year round products (once seasonal products only), the need for modern technology/techniques and the huge importance of the soil, fertilisation and the river Tisza. If you are interested in knowing more about Szeged's history and/or want to know the fascinating story of something you would not normally take an interest in, I can highly recommend a visit to the Pick Museum. You only need 45-60 minutes, so it will be a nice excursion tour. I certainly enjoyed and appreciated their well presented exhibition and I am sure you would too. THE DIRECTIONS The pick salami museum is located close to the embankment of the river Tisza, not far from the Novotel (a 3 Minute walk). Trams #3 and #4 and bus #20 pass-by the Novotel (tram stop: Glattfelder Gyula Tér). You might go past the museum entrance by mistake, thinking it is a pub entrance or "that can not be it, surely", so look out for an entrance with the MÚZEUM sign within its doorway. The actual museum exhibition rooms are on the left-side. On the right-side of the main entrance is the Pick Pub/Restaurant, with function (events) rooms upstairs. When I visited there was a big event taking place upstairs, so do not make the 'tourist' mistake of going upstairs to view the function rooms just in case there is a funeral or wedding reception taking place for example.
  • This is a very poor museum and exhibit. Information is crammed in with tiny letters, in many the only way to read is getting close to the exhibit, but several areas ropes prevent getting close enough. There is simply too much information for the average museum goer to digest. Salami samples given are miniscule, paprika samples in tiny packages not much better. You can find a better thing to do for your money.
  • After the visit so we had to kipipáltuk that we were here. Nothing of lasting memories. The entrance fee is overpriced compared to what you get. There is no content that the Internet should not be a 2 minute search.
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  • Only the Pick!
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  • Interesting
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