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Museum of Music History

Tancsics Mihaly utca 7., Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 214 6770
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A real gem in Budapest

Situated almost next door to a more illustrious tourist attraction St. Matthias's church, this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul B
Bracknell, United Kingdom
via mobile
Ann unexpected treat!

Wonderful exhibits and old instruments and we were treated to mini-concerts by a pianist/violinist... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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Located in the magnificent Baroque surroundings of the Erdody Palace, this specialty museum traces the history of musical life in Budapest from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
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Tancsics Mihaly utca 7., Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 214 6770
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated almost next door to a more illustrious tourist attraction St. Matthias's church, this smallish museum is a wonderful exhibition of music influences through the ages in Hungary. With working instruments and laptops playing hi quality sounds, it is an hour well spent on the...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wonderful exhibits and old instruments and we were treated to mini-concerts by a pianist/violinist and a singer. Lots of historical information about the composers - especially Bartok - and the historical music.

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The staff were so lovely and helpful. The museum is a fascinating mix of music and social history related to music and Bartok and his contemporaries in particular. Great to actually be able to play some of the instruments. Would highly recommend this absorbing collection.

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The central gallery with instruments were impressive as was the information about Bartok and his contemporaries. Would have liked to have heard more musical examples however particularly of Haydn and Liszt.

1  Thank Izzy B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

A highlight of this museum exhibits the recording gramophone used by Hungarian composers Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly to capture the authentic folk music of the country.

Thank Bernard A
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very impressive collection of original scores, programs, sheet music, books, as well as historical instruments. All numerically labeled so one could read specifics, in for us, the English language. Some interactive displays to listen to examples of individual sounds as well as with other instruments....More

1  Thank Marsha H
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Our family of three music and history lovers spent several hours in this small, utterly captivating museum. Yes, the staff at the entrance speak very little English or German (and I speak absolutely no Hungarian), but some smiles and pleasantries repeated in English and German...More

1  Thank Iguanalover
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This museum is in a building in the old castle district of Buda and entered through an old courtyard. The building itself is historic and houses the archives of those great Hungarian composers, Kodaly and Bartok. Inside there is some information on them and other...More

1  Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Great space and collection, however no audio guide and not a note of music was heard! Some old photos and pictures of interest to.

Thank f2s
Reviewed 3 March 2015

This museum is a nice place to visit for many reasons. The entrance fee is low, the staff is friendly, there are a lot of interesting and typical Hungarian instruments to see and people are allowed to play some instruments in one of the back...More

1  Thank rlzCt_Usa
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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James K
24 May 2017|
Response from Julia R | Reviewed this property |
According to the Rough Guide, its open 10-4 Tues-Sunday.