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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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TripAdvisor
  • I don't think this museum gets a lot of visitors which is a shame as it's very interesting. If you have any interest in costumes, traditional clothing etc. then pay it a visit. The building is located...  more »
  • I recently visited with my wife and we were pretty excited about the trip. The building itself is located behind the House of Parliament and is a great example of the architecture of the city. Large, ...  more »
  • This is a lovely and not very popular museum - though I don't know why! It's ginormous inside and every time I've been there there can't have been more than 50 fellow tourists inside. I think it is po...  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.