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Hungarian National Museum, Budapest

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Stroll through the garden where Sandor Petofi is said to have recited the national song during the Revolution of 1848 on your visit to Hungarian National Museum, a symbol of national freedom. Learn about the history of the country through exhibits on archeology, prehistoric times, the Avar period, and the modern era. Be sure to explore the extensive exhibit on Medieval and Early Modern stone inscriptions and carvings. Note that if you would like to take pictures in the museum, you must purchase a photo pass when you buy your admission ticket. Make Hungarian National Museum a part of your Budapest vacation plans using our Budapest vacation builder.
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  • The Museum was large with nice architectuaral outlook. At the time of our arrival, there was a long queue awaiting entry. Due to time constraint, we only took a few photos from the external open area ...  read more »
  • I intentionally visited the Hungarian National Museum before anything else in Hungary because I thought I'd get some information and insight that would enhance the rest of my visit to Budapest. I was ...  read more »
  • Nice Museum, very large, well maintained, cheap and uncrowded. In the basement you can admire Roman remains. On the ground floor there is a rich collection of prehistoric ancient times and even departments, including reconstructions of ancient tombs and caves of the Neolithic. On the first floor it ranges from medieval to contemporary, with Ottoman and Soviet exhibits (there's also a Beethoven Piano belonged to Liszt). Suitable for anyone, even those without a history buff.
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  • Tons of historical items from Hungary's past, nice neo-classical interrior, paintings, armory, jewlery. A must in Bp.
  • Very interesting collection of artifacts. We spent 3 hours there and could have spent more. The first floor has information from prehistoric man through the 11th/12th century and is very well curated in English. The entire second floor is the 12th/13th century through the modern era. Very interesting, however less information in English made the second floor more difficult to follow. The museum did a great job of integrating audio-visual aids with the artifacts.
  • Huge collection spanning from the earliest settlements, through the Austro-Hungarian imperium till today. Absolutely worth seeing.
  • Very informative and thoughtful collection of Hungarian history. Under 26 year olds go for half price.
  • Smaller but still very interesting Museum. The history of Hungary was very interesting for a foreigner like myself (with signs in English). The other exhibits were very interesting as well. Highly recommended.
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