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Modest but touching museum: a journey back in time!
Vorosmarty Street 35
1064 Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 322 9804
This modest museum is located inside the former home of composer Ferenc Liszt, a four-room apartment in which he lived every winter for six years until his death in 1886. It provides an insight into the composer's life trough the preserved bedroom and office, dining room and sitting room with Liszt's original furniture and belongings. The rest of the building is the former Academy of Music, founded by the composer himself, having been moved since and now located on the far end of Ferenc Liszt Square, just off the Andrássy Avenue.
The museum displays several of the composer's pianos, including Beethoven's own piano, given to Liszt as a gift, a child's Bachmann piano and two Chickering & Sons grand pianos. Piano concerts are held here weekly on Saturdays at 11am, although the museum is closed much of July and August.
Further points of interest include the portraits of Liszt by the leading Austrian and Hungarian artists of the time, plus two busts by the Hungarian sculptor Alajos Stróbl.