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Hungarian National Museum, Budapest
(3.8/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Discover the evolution of the Hungary gradually as the rooms. informative. Sunday morning there is less crowded
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  • We visited this museum as my husband wanted to see an exhibition on the conflicts in Hungary's past history. It was well set out and a lot of the descriptions of the exhibits were in English so we cou...  more »
  • The audio tour of the way mankind in the region has developed, starting from 400,000 years ago, is excellent, but you need to leave up to 3 hours to complete it in full. 
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  • Great museum but not really awesome. Not so interactive, really big (you can spend up to 4 hours) and a bit confusing (history is shown backwards), not the best for tourists that are now exactly acquainted with hungarian history. Besides these, the museum has a lot of interesting artifacts and objects. Its worth a visit, i would recomend it.
  • We just went to the main exhibit and it was cool to see all the old military stuff but it didn't have anything that particularly engaged me. I preferred the downstairs archeological exhibit much more as I found it much more interesting and wanted to spend more time there. Overall I think the museum lacks interaction and variation but it was still interesting to browse what they have on display.
  • Tons of historical items from Hungary's past, nice neo-classical interrior, paintings, armory, jewlery. A must in Bp.
  • Loved this museum! Good information and loved the extra exhibitions.
  • 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.