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Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 160+ 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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  • I have seen this exhibition some 15 years ago. Well, it has not changed a bit. It still lacks a concept: it is not chronological, it is not regional. One could say it covers themes. It does but for a ...  read more »
  • I wanted to learn more about the culture of Hungary and this museum had so much. We started at their special exhibits which included Nativity scenes from Hungary and around the world plus an unusual M...  read more »
  • Was really good to learn about the culture of Hungary whilst visiting the country. Very similar to many different cultures and very interesting. Was 2 other exhibitions on also. Not expensive. Just op...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you're interested in the life in Hungary in the 19th and 20th, you won't regret visiting this place.
  • Interesting exhibits on Hungarian culture. This place is deserted though!
  • Really liked it. Very diverse exhibitions and the interior of this building is very beautiful.
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