Tucked away in a small courtyard adjoining the main street of the Castle area in Veszprém is a Tegularium , a brick museum. Housed in a dry cellar deep underground, the museum contains over 4000 bricks from various parts of Europe and stories about the people that created them. A bygone trade of manual labour that seems to have been lost to the modern day world of mass production, lives on in this little stone haven.

The art of brick making was first introduced to most of Europe by the Romans who had a passion for stone structures and floor tile heating systems called Hypocaust. Through out history bricks have been stamped with dates and designs during the production phase and the museum has a large collection of brick moulds that were used by various Hungarian towns and villages.

The name of the museum 'Tegularium' seems to be based on the Hungarian word 'Tégla' (meaning brick) which originates from the Latin word 'tegula' (meaning roof tile). In the late 18th century, Hungary was world famous for its production of colourful ceramic roof tiles from the Zsolnay factory which can be seen adorning many buildings in Budapest today.
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