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Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum)

Muzeum koerut 14-16, Budapest 1088, Hungary
+36 1 338 2122
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The history of Hungary and its people through the ages is covered in many magnificent exhibits and works of art. Count Ferenc Széchényi, one of Hungary’s most eminent aristocrats offered his collection of books, maps and medals for the benefit of hisbeloved country in 1802. His example had been followed by many- the Palatine himself, aristocrats, citizens, fellow Hungarians and even some counties! What we call today the Hungarian National Museum had evolved from these donations. The construction of one of the most beautiful classicist palaces of Hungary began in 1837 based on the plans of Mihály Pollack. By 1846, exhibitions had beensetup in the building. On 15th March 1848 the revolutionary youth of the era declared its ideas of freedom from the stairs of the museum. These ideas then formed the basis of societal reforms and modernisation taking place in Hungary.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Muzeum koerut 14-16, Budapest 1088, Hungary
+36 1 338 2122
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Difficult to get into with pram and then once we were in, difficult to get about without the help of staff, who were busy helping others with accessibility issues. In the end, my husband looked around briefly while I say in the foyer with sleeping...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ended up at the museum when it opened, but it was lovely as it was like it was my own private museum. Be sure to take the stairs to the top of the dome and take in the views. Totally worth it.

Thank Aredmond110
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent several hours here during our stop in Budapest. Very easy access via the Kalvin metro stop. Touring the rooms in chronological order gives the visitor a comprehensive sense of how Hungary has moved through time, with artifacts connected to history:...More

Thank WasOnce
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having visited the applied arts museum (because of the building and not the exhibits) I had a reasonably low expectation for the national museum - I was wrong. A large collection from pre-history to soviet era - well set out and user friendly. Took many...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge museum. It will take well more than an afternoon to do it justice. Ask to see St Stephen's cape, in a special darkened room- by request only There is Vlad's bone saddle The Nazi map to remove all Jews from Central...More

Thank Bernie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hungarian National Museum proposes a large collections of items connected with the history of this region and later on since the beggining of Hungarian history up to now. Anyone coming to Bupdapest should visit this place to understand the origins of this wonderful nation...More

Thank Emi K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Dorling Kindersley Top 10 Guide had a two page spread on this museum and had photos of some wonderful exhibits - so we went hunting for them! The map seemed rather odd in that we struggled to find our way around to begin with!...More

Thank BindiB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very interesting to both kids and adults alike as it has a lot of information, on human history as well as Hungarian history. Excellent museum.

Thank Soumya A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum covered many aspects of Hungarian history.I was mainly interested in history from the last century.Whilst this was reasonably covered ,though neither the two world wars received much of a mention.Mesures Metro station is Astoria.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must see if you want to learn about Hungary's history. There is a lot to read and go through so you need to allocate at least a couple of hours. As with most other government museums, admission is included with the...More

Thank Myles S
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12 April 2016|
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Response from forbiche08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - I'm afraid I have no idea therefore can't help with your question. As a suggestion, it might be worth emailing the museum. Good luck.
17 February 2016|
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Response from 559noell | Reviewed this property |
now change to 1600 ft
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