Hungarian National Museum, Budapest

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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. Our Budapest trip planner makes visiting Hungarian National Museum and other Budapest attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is a nice traditional museum. Nothing to complain about, small but worth the small entrance fee. Nothing really special, although bone saddle and some of the Christian artifacts were interesting to...  more »
  • There’s really not much to say other than it’s an interesting museum that you could easily spend 4 hours (or more) looking at the various exhibits. Lots of exhibits showing pre-history and history fro...  more »
  • My friend and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. It’s nice as it focuses on the history of Hungary through 1990 and does not fuss about what was happening elsewhere. It is not a tremendously large mus...  more »
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  • It was the first visit to me for a wonderful museum in Budapest. We spent about 3 hours here which was not long enough as we all enjoyed going through most of the sections in great detail. You will need part of the day to discover all the history of Hungary and more interesting exhibits. Lots on Hungary's history and culture, stories, formal dresses, weapons, and heroes participate in the revolution Hungary in 1848. Most written information is also available in English. will leave you to enjoy some photos of the amazing museum.
  • There are a lot of interesting and ornate pieces representing a vast historical array. There is a lack of historical information about the Ottoman rule of the region, probably due to ethnic identity and how Hungarians define themselves. But it is disappointing, as history is representative of humanity as a whole. There is little mention of the Jewish population as well. It is very Hapsburg/Maygar centric, which is interesting. Worth the visit.
  • Really good exhibitions loved to walk through history! Reccomend for everyone. We were lost nearly couple of times and the staff wasn't really polite. But forgivable we visited just before 15 of Marc and there was preparations to the celebrations. Great place to learn and educate our kids. Good food in the buffet and there is place you can leave your coats.
  • First visit to this wonderful museum of Hungarian History. The building itself like many in Budapest is reason enough to visit. Stunning frescoes and architectural details that have been beautifully and carefully maintained. We spent about 5 hours here which was not long enough as we all enjoyed going through most of the sections in great detail. From the Hungarian Stone Age right up until the 90's the museum has interesting and well displayed artifacts with many detailed explanations. One thing I've noticed in many Hungarian museums is a lack of explanations of materials used in various items. For instance what type of wood, leather, gut, feathers etc were used in the construction of a hunting bow? Or what type of material was the mannequins peasant dress made from? Cotton, Wool, Hemp etc? I really enjoyed my visit here and will probably come again next time I'm in Budapest.
  • classic museum experience. Most texts are translated. For me, the staff was not really friendly, they just wanted me out (i was there an hour before their closing time). I did not find any working multimedia stuff -> have seen better. If you are really interrested, it is a nice visit + it is included in the budapest card (tourist card)
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