Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

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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. Plan to visit Museum of Ethnography and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Budapest attractions using our Budapest trip itinerary builder website .
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  • August 11, 2017
    Once this building was for the High Court in Budapest. Today it is a very nicely organized museum, what is a lot of interesting artifacts.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Museum of Hungarian tradition... Of many of the old life, clothing, utensils, etc...
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  • July 21, 2017
    Loved this beautiful building and as former clay artist I always appreciate how things are made. This collection is very similar to the Folk Art Museum in Innsbruck Austria but the large dark spaces p...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    I loved the building itself wich us really beautiful on the inside. The exhibition was interesting but as a foreigner I didn't feel so concerned.
  • May 27, 2017
    Remarkable architecture. It's right in front of the Parliament building and the entire area is stunning.
  • March 25, 2017
    We did not visit the museum but the building has that wow effect. It is overwhelmed by the Parliament in front of it. This great piece of art in another square it will become a landmark on its own.
  • June 13, 2017
    5 stars for the building, its amazing. 3 stars for the colloction and its presentation
  • April 25, 2017
    Beautiful building. Exhibits were a bit hit and miss. But isn't that how it always is?

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