Miksa Róth (1865-1944) was a Hungarian glass painter and mosaic maker, renowned as a luminary in the fields of glass painting and mosaic art. He played a pivotal role in the Secession movement, leaving an indelible mark as a reformer, master craftsman, father, and freemason. His vibrant personality and pioneering contributions to applied arts earned him global recognition and acclaim at the turn of the 19th to 20th century.

Róth's artistic legacy extends beyond Hungary, with his works adorning numerous prestigious public buildings in countries such as Mexico, The Netherlands, and Norway. He garnered numerous gold and silver medals at World's Fairs, exemplifying his exceptional talent and artistic prowess.

Born in Pest in 1865 into a family with a rich tradition in glasswork, Róth inherited and continued the family legacy. He embarked on study tours abroad to learn from renowned masters across various countries. By the age of 20, he had established himself as an independent artist, collaborating with prominent figures from diverse artistic disciplines. Recognized as a Royal Court artist by the Emperor and King, he founded his own studio in 1911, located at 26 Nefelejcs Street. This studio, now the site of the Memorial House, also served as his family residence.


In 1911, Róth purchased the building from Samuel Gelb, a furniture factory owner, with his friend Samu Petz, a renowned architect, overseeing its reconstruction. Simultaneously, they erected a larger, four-storey workshop building in the backyard.

Following Róth's passing and during the communist era, his wife, Jozefin Walla, and their children resided in two rooms of the main building. One of his daughters, Amália Róth, bequeathed some of their furniture and Róth's artworks to the Erzsébetváros district of Budapest, with the condition that it be established as a museum. The Memorial House opened its doors to visitors in 1999.


Community, heritage, culture

Our mission is to collect, preserve, and showcase artifacts, artworks, and relics associated with the Róth family for public appreciation. We aim to engage a diverse audience in discovering our shared historical and artistic heritage. By fostering communities and integrating them into the museum's activities, we seek to bridge the past and present, transforming the institution into a vibrant hub where modern and traditional values and cultures converge.


Since 2005, the Róth Miksa Memorial House and Collection has hosted an exhibition offering a comprehensive view of Miksa Róth's unparalleled body of work. Displayed on the ground floor, this exhibition features many of the master's remarkable glass artworks, renowned for their technical mastery, artistic beauty, and historical significance.

Apartment Museum

The apartment museum offers visitors a glimpse into the early 20th-century upper-middle-class lifestyle, intertwined with the history of the Róth family. Through meticulously preserved rooms adorned with artworks and personal belongings, visitors are transported to a bygone era, experiencing the trials and triumphs of a master craftsman and his family.

Mosaic and Glass Art

The upstairs exhibition showcases a selection of Miksa Róth's mosaic and glass artworks, along with his collection. Exploring the symbolism and material innovations of Róth's works provides insights into his life and era. Highlights include collaborations with the Zsolnay factory, original signboards, and award-winning pieces such as the silver medal-winning mosaic created with the famous Tiffany glass, from the Paris World's Fair.