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Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

(3.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
See masterpieces from the treasury of one of the wealthiest Hungarian aristocratic families, the Esterházys, at Museum of Applied Arts. The museum houses a collection of furniture from Gothic to Biedermeier, textiles, glass, gold- and silverware, Turkish weapons, and aristocratic garments and jewelry. Look for a table decoration showing the triumph of Bacchus, which was made by famous Augsburg goldsmith Abraham I. Drentwett. The permanent exhibit features nearly 400 artworks, a selection of objects from Asian and Northern-African Islamic countries, and 17th- through 19th-century clocks and watches. The museum has been collecting Hungarian contemporary artworks since the 1950s. The building itself is a piece of art, with its green roof and the interior designed in Hindu, Mogul, and Islamic styles. To visit Museum of Applied Arts on your holiday in Budapest, and find out what else Budapest has to offer, use our Budapest trip builder.
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  • On a day when everything else was closed we ended up at this little quaint museum. The house itself is truly outstanding, built between 1893-1896 it says in the broschure. It has a green and golden ro...  more »
  • We visited this museum a few years ago and were blown away with the things in it, on visiting this time we were very dissappointed there was hardly anything there, what there is is good but not enough...  more »
  • Stunning building, exhibits were interesting but not the best I've seen of this type. They were setting up for an evening event and the thumping dance music was off putting when appreciating the exhib...  more »
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  • The building is beautiful outside and inside. Surprising architecture with exotic details. Interesting (but too small) exhibitions
  • The Museum attracted me mostly for its outside shape and the beautiful ceramic roof-landscape. The entrance is in ceramics, too and opens expectations. Inside instead all in white, huge spaces, mostly empty but lovely to just sit and enjoy a coffee. The exhibition beautiful, but relatively scarce. From such a huge building you would have expected a huge amount of spaces filled with objects. This is not the case. So if you want to see beautiful things and you get tired to walk through museums, this one might offer you the right amount of objects which you can admire with calmness and without getting tired....
  • The place feels slightly unloved, it needs our support! Very interesting and somewhat left field collection, the building is also beautiful.
  • One of the most boring museums in Hungary and a way too overpriced for what you get for your money. The building itself is far more beautiful than all the expositions all together. Not recommended.
  • The building is amazing; the collection, not that much. One of the temporary exhibitions, In the mood for color, was what I enjoyed most. The permanent exhibition is well curated but scarce.