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Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

(3.9/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Learn more about Hungarian folk life, culture, and history at Museum of Ethnography. The museum is in Kossuth Square, directly across from Parliament. Originally purposed to house the Ministry of Justice, the building itself is quite extravagant, with grand staircases and imposing marble architecture. Gain insight into everyday life before World War II with the museum's diverse collection of over 200,000 ethnographic artifacts, including music recordings, films, photographs, furniture, traditional dress and costumes, farming tools, and pottery. Other collections include exhibits about Oceania, Africa, America, Asia, and Indonesia. Stop by the gift shop on your way out to purchase some folk art for yourself. With our world travel planner, Budapest attractions like Museum of Ethnography can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful building but there isn't a lot there. The history of Hungary exhibit is good but apart from that we couldn't find much else. The ticket lady was very unhelpful though this could be down to a...  more »
  • Across the Capitol and Plaza on the East side. Sort columns, such as the Temple of Greece in the middle of the façade of the facade, decorated with engraved on the pediment above, on the balcony and hung high torch onto the bronze chariot and horse-drawn carriage in the Middle who are standing. To the ends of the balcony stands statues. In addition to left and right of the balcony Tower is symmetrical, this has become like the lookout balcony at the top. Impression is absorbed in the Colonnade spread the wings on both sides of the building continued, followed by pillars above the second floor like the Temple of Greece, placed a lot of statues on the roof are lined up. More equipment for the more decorative the profound feeling of will is so monotonous and thought is not felt. Undeniable feel rather gloomy, but Paris City Hall studded pillars and carved pagoda like grace. Because had I entered the site, try to visit the exhibit, but Hill Palace Museum overlaps with that of the so, top rated Hotel decorated entrance to the Royal Palace, Matthias Church, St. Stephen's Cathedral, National Opera Theatre, synagogue, visited them on-site, or visit was planned it was good at the building.
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  • This museum is an absolutely gorgeous building. For the content, you really need to love ethnography, local culture, textiles, handicrafts, agrarian tools, etc. Personally I love the content, so I lov...  more »
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  • If you like to know about Hungary history and culture. Most of the items are related to the dresses and equipment used for agriculture. They can add more stuff also like something related to gold n other stuff
  • On the outside it is beautiful. I wasn't inside, so I cannot give a full review or 5 stars.
  • First, this place was so completely empty when we visited. We were walking by and popped in on a whim. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are worth looking at if you are interested in Hungarian history. They have some beautiful textiles. The rooms are a tad dusty and the arrangements are old school probably due to the lack of visitors. 3 stars because it is expensive for what it is.
  • If you are at parliament stop in here to check out the architecture if nothing else. Very cheap to get in and tons of interesting artifacts of Hungarian history.
  • Beautiful main hall exhibitions are OK but not a "must see" type. Mostly there are clothes, tools and furniture but the most interesting things in my opinion are hungarian Christmas decorations with popcorn, corners of vine producing and toys.