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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. 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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  • Museum of Hungarian tradition... Of many of the old life, clothing, utensils, etc...
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  • 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 »
  • This is located across the street from Parliament. Not many people visiting which is a shame as it has things you would not see in one of the big museums. There were grat exhibits of clothing, tools, ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Remarkable architecture. It's right in front of the Parliament building and the entire area is stunning.
  • 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.
  • 5 stars for the building, its amazing. 3 stars for the colloction and its presentation
  • Beautiful building. Exhibits were a bit hit and miss. But isn't that how it always is?

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