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Hungarian National Museum, Budapest

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History Museum
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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  • Another beautiful building on Castle Hill. Small admission and nice grounds to stroll. And of course the views!  more »
  • Museum in a great building. If you're not familiar with the history of Hungary it can leave you a bit cold. Difficult to understand the policy of the audio guides, per person per hour rental... Those who have not been ever in the Museum (the majority of visitors, I guess) and do not know how can long last visit, it is all an invitation to enter without audioguide. We, in fact, not caught it.
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  • A very dense visit of Hungarian history with beautiful vestiges and especially a treasure of silverware and beautiful jewelry pieces. In the Roman room a great Roman mosaic. Modern Museum in its form, with videos, reconstructions and well organised rooms. Do not leave without asking to visit an air-conditioned room or we go little person to see a royal mantle, who served at the coronation. Created around the year 1035 with nearly 2 pounds of silk and representative in his reasons for the biblical scenes.
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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.