István Türr Museum

Lonely Planet review

South of the town hall stands the István Türr Museum, named after a local hero who fought in the 1848-49 War of Independence and alongside Garibaldi in southern Italy in 1860. The museum's prime exhibit, entitled 'Life on the Danube', covers wildlife, fishing methods and boat building. Another deals with the folk groups of Baja and its surrounds: the Magyars, Germans, South Slavs (Bunyevác, Sokac) and - surprisingly for Hungary - Roma; all have lived together in this region for several centuries. The rarely seen Roma woodcarving is superb, and don't miss the exquisite South Slav black lace, the gold work for which Baja was once nationally famous, or the weavings from Nagybaracska to the south.