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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  • Great museum to learn about Hungarian history. Very much loved the artifacts in the first part of the exhibition with the foundation of Hungary till 1703. Impressive ivory saddle among others. In the second part of the exhibition I enjoyed Liszt’s piano in a separate room were you could listen to his compositions ... very suggestive. Lots of items from WWII and communist occupation but not much explanation/comments about the country’s leanings. Very little explanation about modern Hungary and its 3rd republic since 1989. Don’t miss King Stephen coronation mantle made in 1031 made of Byzantine silk and gold thread. You have to ask as it is locked in a separate room. The coronation crown can be found at the parliament. Grounds under refurbishment.
  • If you have to visit one museum in Budapest this should be the one you select. They have an outstanding collection of cultural artefacts including clothing, photographs, paintings, furniture and farming tools. It’s one of the most diverse collections in any Budapest museum. While the admission might seem steep, the funds support this national treasure and the rich culture of this country can live on through education. If you are feeling cheap and plan your visit accordingly, admission is FREE on select national holidays. On these free days, there will be huge lines and large attendance so prepared for a crowded visit or arrive later in the day when it gets more quiet. On an average visit it can easily take around 2 hours if you are interested in seeing all the exhibits and getting your monies worth.
  • Great exhibits of Hungarian art from medieval period through modern art. I really enjoyed the modern art. Very different from American artists. Don't miss the view from the top of the rotunda. From 4th floor climb a few steps and then you have the opportunity to step outside for an impressive view of the Danube and House of Parliament. No extra charge, it's included in ticket price. There is an elevator from ground level all the way up to the 4th floor for those that have done enough climbing for a day.
  • Beautiful murals, helpful staff and wifi in the museum. Great collection of artifacts in Hungarian history- armors, structures and all. Easy to get to and is only a couple of stops away from the Great Market. Take tram 47 or 49 to the Great Market. They also take you across the bridge to the Citadel.
  • Please allow for at least 4 hours if you really want to understand the Hungarian history. The history starts from prehistoric era up until our time. Keep an open mind and remember this an Hungarian museum of history as seen by the Hungarians.
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