In spite of the fact that the Romanesque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest is the most ornate part of the interior of the museum, it has been closed off to visitors for over seventy years. The hall was severely damaged during World War II and has not been restored until now. Due to lack of space elsewhere, the hall served as a convenient solution to storage problems of the museum and as a warehouse of last resort it ended up in a crowded and chaotic condition. The Romanesque Hall was finally restored as part of the reconstruction works carried out between 2015 and 2018. In the following images, the extraordinary history of the hall comes to life.