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Museum of Ethnography (Neprajzi Muzeum)

Kossuth Lajos ter 12, Budapest 1055, Hungary
+36 1 473 2400
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This elegant building, with marble staircases and spacious galleries, serves as a museum focusing on the way of life, culture and art of the Hungarian peasantry.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Kossuth Lajos ter 12, Budapest 1055, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this beautiful building and as former clay artist I always appreciate how things are made. This collection is very similar to the Folk Art Museum in Innsbruck Austria but the large dark spaces poorly lit spaces do not show it to an advantage. Obviously...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is located across the street from Parliament. Not many people visiting which is a shame as it has things you would not see in one of the big museums. There were grat exhibits of clothing, tools, household items and the culture of the Hungarian...More

Thank likebeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved that next to artifacts of rural Hungarian life there were photos taken just as Communism was going to "restructure" the countryside so you can see things as they were truly used. If you enjoy needlework, pottery, and other handcrafts there is a lot...More

Thank Alexis P
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The museum is located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building next to the Parliament building. The admission fee is acceptable, I have liked all the exhibitions.

Thank Kristína H
Reviewed 28 May 2017

As a fan of African Art I was interested to see the Emil Torday collection. I was a little bit dissapointed : the exposition was rather small (if you compare this with the Congo Museum in Tervuren). There were some beautiful masks and artefacts. Texts...More

Thank Silke J
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had an hour before our Parliament tour so we went here as it is across the street. The special exhibit of shoes from all over the world didn't do much for me but the permanent collection was surprisingly interesting. It reflected Hungary's history and...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old building filled with costumes of different ethnic groups. Really enjoyed reading explanations, seeing old pictures then looking at actual costumes, furniture, linens, tools, rooms and instruments. Could be better with audio guide if they ever consider making one

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I love this museum, visited for the 2nd time last Sunday. I have Hungarian heritage so it's particularly interesting to see the clothing, household items, toys and tools and the description of life in Hungary, including various customs and traditions, from around 1840-1930 is very...More

1  Thank christa c
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Interesting although not as much to see as I expected for the price. There was also a temporary exhibition of shoes which was very good. It took us an hour to get round both exhibitions. Beautiful building inside.

1  Thank kiera1999
Reviewed 14 April 2017

we hosted an event here in the main hall (see attached photo) and it was amazing. did not see the rest of the museum but all the different stones in it were beautiful.

1  Thank blanchardbw
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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
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city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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