Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum), 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 (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum), 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 (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum) and other Budapest attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I had some time to spend so I went inside to have a look. You have to buy the entry ticket and the photo ticket if you want to take photos. If you carry some stuff with you, like bags and backpacks yo...  more »
  • The museum is not really made for people not speaking Hungarian. Even though the person at the desk was friendly and a good English speaker the rest of the museum is not very clear. By this I mean I h...  more »
  • Very comprehensive and informative, particularly on the maintenance period of the Hungarian nation by succession of invasions. All the cartels are in Hungarian and English, as well as the large explanatory signs at the entrance to each room. Not very frequent Museum (it's still a shame), so it does not interfere between visitors.
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  • The museum contents are very interesting. But at the ticket booth the staff asked us our nationality and then treated us so bad. Even when we asked what's difference between permanent ticket and temporary ticket, he said I don't know. How can I know? He is rude and lack of responsibility. Wish the staff was fired. It's a NATIONAL museum where represents your country's face.
  • The museum itself is already a historical sight with nice cultures around it. The park around it is a nice place for chill and eat or read. Most of the staff is not able to communicate in English due to some problems in the Hungarian educational system but they are trying to be helpful. Inside they have permanent and temporary exhibitions all of them is a worth to see. The guides inside are very kind but some of them is really old so if they know a language it will be russian or german maybe. Before you go there note that this place is almost a full day program.
  • Potentially a really interesting museum. However, accessibility was terrible so I didn't get to see what looked like the most interesting exhibits. I recognise that this is a historical building and accessibility is challenging but it was almost non-existent in my experience. By the time we'd waited to get in (someone had to collect us and take us a back route), I'd already lost enthusiasm for our visit. Once we were in, getting around was just as tricky so my husband looked around whilst I found somewhere to sit with a sleeping baby in pram. I've never been anywhere so tricky to manoeuvre with a small buggy. Really disappointed not to have been able to wander round at our own pace and enjoy what seemed like a good place to learn about the country.
  • This is a great looking building very well finished. The ticket cost some money but exhibits are in English so worth of paying. In my opinion the external facade of the building is very well finished and worth admiration in itself. The really strange is the tank T34 placed outside.
  • This museum was great. We learned a lot about Hungarian history and the exhibits were English friendly and informative. I enjoyed seeing all the armor and swords, and my girlfriend loved seeing all the historic jewelry and artifacts. In 2 hours we only saw the medieval half of the permanent exhibit, then ran out of time but were satisfied nonetheless. In response to another review...the lack of rum raisin ice cream at the cafe proved inconsequential to our enjoyment of his museum 😄

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