Museums in Budapest

There are over 60 museums and galleries in Budapest documenting practically all aspect of Hungary's lengthy history, safe-keeping its treasures and serving as entertainment for the culturally thirsty. The repertoire of history, ethnography, music, decorative arts, and specialist museums host both internationally significant collections as well as smaller ones eliciting mostly local interest.

Our top pick is the Hungarian National Museum, the country's richest source of artefacts relating to the nation's history.

The next two are located on the picturesque Hero's Square: The Museum of Fine Arts famous for having the best collection of Spanish art outside of Span and the Art Gallery with exciting temporary contemporary exhibitions.

The grand Andrássy Avenue gives home to several museums, amongst them our next two pick, the House of Terror; an exhibition focusing on the horrors of the 50s and Secret Police activity. The Ferenc Liszt Memorial Museum is located inside the former flat of our beloved musician and composer.

Opposite the Parliament on Kossuth Square are two imposing building, one of which is our sixth pick, the Museum of Ethnography, including collections of artefacts reflecting Hungarian folk culture.

The gem of the City Park, the Vajdahunyad Castle houses the Museum of Agriculture, where amongst many others the annual Mangalica Festival is held.

The Dohány Street Synagogue houses the Jewish Museum, a touching exhibition focusing on Jewish culture and the tragic consequences of the Holocaust.

Inside the Royal Palace is our ninth pick, the National Gallery with beautiful Hungarian fine arts collection.

Our last pick is the Museum of Applied Arts along the Great Ring Road opened in 1896 as part of the Millennium Celebrations.

Hungarian National Museum

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Muzeum korut, 14-16
(District VIII)

History of the nation... read more

Museum of Fine Arts

Dózsa György Street 41
XIV. Hosök tere, pest

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Art Gallery

Heroe's Square

Contemporary art... read more

House of Terror

Andrássy Avenue 60

Museum about Secret Police activity... read more

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Ferenc Liszt Memorial Museum

Vorosmarty Street 35

Former home of famous composer Ferenc Liszt...
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Museum of Ethnography

Kossuth Square 12
Pest

All about Hungarian culture... read more

Hungarian Agricultural Museum

Vajdahunyad Castle
1367 Városliget

Housed in a beautiful castle... read more

Jewish Museum

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Dohany utca, 2

History of the Hungarian Jews... read more

Hungarian National Gallery

Palota Wings A, B, C, D District I Castle Hill
Buda Castle Royal Palace

Hungarian art over the centuries... read more

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Museum of Applied Arts

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Üllői Road 33-37

Arts and crafts museum in a spectacular setting...
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