Museums in Budapest

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Hungarian National Gallery

Budapest. hungarian-national-gallery

The Hungarian National Gallery documents the development and progress of fine arts as well as displaying the largest public collection. The permanent exhibition displays Hungarian art history from its earliest beginnings to contemporary artwork.

Budavári Palota
Building A, B, C, D
1014 Budapest,
Szent György tér 2.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm,
Ticket office/Entry: 10 am–5 pm
The exhibitions close at 5.30 pm

Budapest history Museum

The Castle Museum occupies the wing of the former Royal Palace that is closest to Gellért Hill. The halls of the Royal Palace are open to visitors. The exhibitions offer an insight into events and persons key to the history of Budapest.

Budavári Palota,
1014 Budapest,
Szent György tér 2.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–4/6 pm

Budapest palace.


The Kunsthalle on Heroes’s Square is a vital hub for contemporary arts. Exhibitions of the best Hungarian and foreign artist of contemporary art can be viewed in
the display area of 2300 sqm. There is a project gallery in the basement, Art Shop gift and bookshop in the aula and cafés on the terrace and lower ground floor.

1146 Budapest,
Dózsa György út 37.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm;
Thur: midday–8 pm

Budapest Hero's Square

Hungarian National Museum

Budapest National Museum

The Hungarian National Museum is Hungary’s first museum. You can discover the Carpathian Basin’s millennium, from ancient times to the change of regime period in this one-of-a-kind classicist building. There are world-famous archaeological items and priceless Hungarian treasures on display at the exhibitions.

1088 Budapest,
Múzeum krt. 14–16.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

Memento Park – Statue Park

Budapest Statue

Communist Dictator’s ghosts from the Cold War Empire. A one-of-a kind statue collection. Stalin’s boots, Lenin, Marx and Engels and The Red Army’s soldiers. A Trabant and a secret police political training film. Posters, mugs, pins, original soviet post cards and movement memorabilia are available at the museum shop.

1223 Budapest,
corner of Balatoni út and Szabadkai utca

Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm
(April–October) Mon–Sun: 10 am–4 p

Museum of Fine Arts

After a three-year reconstruction period, the Museum of Fine Arts has reopened its doors to visitors in its newly renovated building with modern services and rearranged permanent exhibitions. The museum houses universal and Hungarian art pieces from ancient times to the end of the 18th century.

1146 Budapest,
Dózsa György út 41.;;

Tue-Sun: 10 am–6 pm
Exhibitions close at 5.30 p.m.

Aquincum Museum and Archaeological Park

The museum displays the excavated ruins of the ancient INFO civil town and Roman artefacts discovered in Budapest (for instance, the water organ and objects from the provincial governor’s palace). Families will also find a virtual experience space, playground and a residence furnished in Roman style.

1031 Budapest,
Szentendrei út 135.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–4 pm/6 pm

The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

budapest-Ludwig Museum

The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art is the only public collection which introduces international and national contemporary artists on a common platform. The collection displays the most significant art trends of the last fifty years, and it is special due to its Central and Eastern European character. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions.

1095 Budapest,
Komor Marcell u. 1.

Temporary exhibitions: Tue–Sun: 10 am–8 pm
Permanent exhibition: Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

* the permanent exhibition is free of charge, temporary exhibitions: -50%

Vasarely Museum

The Vasarely Museum, which was renovated in 2017, has rearranged its permanent exhibition as well as more than one hundred works from the Vasarely period, including academic drawings and graphic art for advertisements from the 60’s and 70’s from the op-art to the plastic art periods.

1033 Budapest,
Szentlélek tér 6.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–5.45 pm
Entry: 10 am–5.15 pm

* the permanent exhibition is free of charge

Kiscell Museum

Kiscell Museum, established in a former Baroque monastery and church surrounded by forested parkland in Óbuda, covers the capital’s modern history and fine art. Its exhibitions reveal splendid applied art objects and modern and contemporary Hungarian works.

1037 Budapest,
Kiscelli u. 108.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–4 pm/6 pm

Béla Bartók Memorial Museum

The former residence of Béla Bartók, where the composer lived and created between 1932 and 1940, today functions as a memorial house. The museum houses his furniture, personal mementoes and remarkable folk art collection. Piano and chamber music concerts, are regularly staged in the concert hall. The House is also the venue of museum pedagogical lectures given for young students.

1025 Budapest,
Csalán út 29.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–5 pm

New Budapest Gallery

The New Budapest Gallery, located on the Danube embankment in the Bálna Cultural, Commercial and Catering Centre, is one of the most popular galleries in
the capital. It focuses on contemporary art, although it also gives room to displays and themed exhibitions representing 20th century Hungarian and international art.

1093 Budapest,
Fôvám tér 10–12

Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

Holocaust Memorial Centre

The Holocaust Memorial Centre is an academic, educational and cultural center. An interactive and temporary exhibition, Hungarian and foreign guided tours as well as cultural events await visitors. The Holocaust collection, library and victim database is at the disposal of researchers.

1095 Budapest,
Páva utca 39

Tue–Sun: 10 am-6 pm

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

The museum collects and displays the Hungarian Jewish heritage. The world’s oldest Torah finials and our oldest object, a tomb stone from the 3rd century, are part of the collection.

1075 Budapest,
Dohány u. 2.

Opening hours:
March 1st–April 27th: Sun–Thu: 10 am–6 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm
April 29th–September 30th: Sun–Thu: 10 am–8 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm
October 1st–26th: Sun–Thu: 10 am–6 pm; Fri: 10 am–4 pm
October 28th–December 31st: Sun–Thu: 10 am–4 pm; Fri: 10 am–2 pm

The entrance ticket is also valid for the Dohány Street Synagogue. The museum is closed on Saturdays and on Jewish holidays.

Szamos Chocolate Museum

The Szamos Chocolate Museum is waiting for fans of chocolate with a unique collection. The museum on the top floor of Szamos Cafe, which was opened next to the Parliament on Kossuth Square, offers special attractions for its visitors: the 78 kg marzipan statue called “Beautiful girl with chocolate”, the working chocolate factory and the scale model of the Parliament Building made from marzipan.

1055 Budapest,
Kossuth Lajos tér 10.

Mon–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

Museum of Military History

The Institute and Museum of Military History is located in a Classicist building in Buda Castle, the former Nándor Barracks. Its mission is to collect and display the relics of Hungarian and related international military history. In addition to the weapon collection, there is an abundance of uniforms and flags, and the library, map and document archives are also increasingly popular.

1014 Budapest,
Kapisztrán tér 2–4.

Tue–Sun: 9 am–5 pm

Houdini Museum

The House of Houdini is dedicated to one of the greatest escape artists of all times, who was born in Hungary. The permanent exhibition presented here is the only and largest Houdini collection in Europe where, in addition to the collection of his rarely displayed famous objects, the original tools of the film “HOUDINI!”, which was shot in Hungary with the leading actor Adrien Brody, are also exhibited here.

1014 Budapest,
Dísz tér 11.

Mon–Sun: 10 am–7 pm

Hungarian Natural History Museum

A two-ton whale skeleton is exhibited in the building of the former Ludovika Academy. The museum, which has one of the most comprehensive geological collections in the world, is especially recommended for families. In the interactive exhibitions, visitors can play and also learn interesting facts about flora and fauna, rocks, palaeontology and the development of mankind.

1083 Budapest,
Ludovika tér 2–6.

Mon, Wed–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

Nagytétényi Castle

The Nagytétény Szaraz-Rudnyanszky mansion is a fine INFO example of late Hungarian Baroque architecture. Its permanent exhibition of the history of furniture is unique in Europe for the way it showcases the craft of furnituremaking from the Gothic to Biedermeier.

1225 Budapest,
Kastélypark u. 9–11.

Tue–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

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