The Raven’s Ring, based on the book by Judit Berg, is a show at the Matthias Church at Budapest aimed at kindergarteners and schoolchildren. Families coming with children receive a special, sticker map in their hands, which allows them to follow and track the characters of the book, and to discover the whole church as they go on their adventure.
In the book of Judit Berg, which brought to life Rumini and Apple and was awarded the Attila József literary prize, the animals, gorgons and dragons adorning the walls of the church come to life, as well as the stone dog called Elderflower, who is guarding the tomb of the king. But according to the story, they can only turn to stone again if they can find the ring of the raven that lives in one of the towers of the church in time, but had disappeared in the great storm. Families with children who arrive in the church can find this ring by means of a mysterious map.
Kindergarteners also love the Mysterious inhabitants of the Matthias Church, in which they need to find the animals of the church. We recommend older children to try the programs called Kings in the church, In the footsteps of King Matthias, and the Hungarian saints and blessed in the church, through which they are able to obtain special information about the lives of historic and religious people.
Beyond that, the Matthias Church organizes a number of other children's programs and offers museum pedagogical events, including those where modern technology enables children to become familiar with the story and significance of the church. For more information about the programs, please click here.