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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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  • If you like crafts and architecture, this museum is a must. The Museum is white cream ' architecture ' with exaggerated decorations. But overall, it appears easy and beautiful albeit a little overdue, especially from outside. If it is due to aesthetics, it is absolutely perfect. The exhibitions showcasing excellence in handicrafts particularly from estimates actual period, glass, ceramics, furniture and jewelry. Really worth a visit!
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  • The Interior and exterior architecture is so beautiful that we decided to come and visit with our children of 9 and 11 years old. We had tickets for the exhibition on the colors as we arrived at 4 pm and had fear of not having enough time for all to see. Everything was very well presented with taste but without any explanations. There is no hearing aid. The collections are short in thirty minutes you have time to make the tour a gallery, I was surprise I must say. If you have time come leap into this Museum, to me this isn't a must!.
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  • This is yet another beautiful building in Budapest ( this city has so many!) but the curved roof tiles and mosaic work makes it special. The exhibits are fascinating as well, not too overwhelming and ...  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.