Published: April 15 2023
The exhibition is open to the public for five months, closing at the end of the final day of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23 (19-27 August 2023).
The MOWA Exhibition
The MOWA Heritage Exhibition Budapest 2023 is the world's largest-ever display of athletics competition clothing, shoes, equipment and trophies donated by many of the greatest athletes in our sport's history.
It is located in Etele Plaza, Budapest's newest shopping mall, and has a huge 600m2 display. The exhibition showcases the history of Hungarian athletics and is enriched by historic Hungarian athletics artefacts that have never been publicly displayed before.
History of Hungarian Athletics
The exhibition not only celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Athletics Championships but also showcases the history of Hungarian athletics. The exhibition features five Hungarian outdoor World Athletics Championships medallists, including the country's' three most recent podium placers.
Virtual Reality Zone
Visitors can explore the exhibition through the world's first 3D virtual sports museum called the Virtual Reality zone. The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to explore the times, heights, and weights that have made athletics history through the use of audio photo walls, cinema rooms, and other LED screens playing archive competition action.
The ceremony also celebrated the outstanding coaching career of Hungary's Mihaly Igloi. Ridgeon announced the award of the World Athletics Heritage Plaque in the posthumous category of Heritage Legend to Igloi, who coached a host of world record-breakers and Olympic medallists.
The exhibition will last for five months, and it is free to enter, open from 11 am to 7 pm each day, and offers visitors a welcome gift. The exhibition is the perfect opportunity for fans and those new to athletics to get a glimpse of the pinnacle event of the queen of sports.