Museum of Ethnography (Neprajzi Muzeum), Budapest

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Learn more about Hungarian folk life, culture, and history at Museum of Ethnography (Neprajzi Muzeum). 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 (Neprajzi Muzeum) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Budapest attractions using our Budapest trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Cosshut politician square West. Buildings are the neo-Renaissance style had one. Crafts of Hungary are exhibited to huge.
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  • The National Museum, the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, the Hungarian Parliament building is located opposite the 5th district Kossuth Lajos tér.
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  • Visited on Monday 9th October. We were visiting the Parliament Building and this magnificent building is the other side of the Square at the back/front of the Parliament Building.  more »
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  • We ended up here while waiting for our Parliament tour to start and were pleasantly surprised by this little museum across the plaza from Parliament. There is a permanent exhibit upstairs and an exhibit of world press photography on the mail level. (the press photos were spectacular btw!! ) Plus this is a beautiful building! The permanent exhibit was all about rural Hungarian culture over the years with extensive photography of peasant life at the turn of the last century. My grandparents left Eastern Europe in 1921 and it was interesting to see photography of how they might have lived before they came to the states. This was well worth the 90 minutes we spent here
  • Nice building an old court house but I didn't feel like I learnt a lot about Hungary's ethnography. Some amazing shoes on display if you are into that sort of thing. In my opinion its best to spend your Forint on a tour of the Hungarian Parliament building across the square. The ticket officer was multilingual and spoke German, Dutch as well as English.
  • To whom is interested on really explore a nation's soul, it is recommended to see that nations traditions, their memories that materialises in every day use objects - these objects preserve meaningful decorations
  • I have been in this beautiful historical building during an event for children with workshops and live music. The permanent collection is very interesting if you like this kind of history, anyway it could be a good place to visit for everyone.
  • Disappointed with the the museum. It was recommended in our guide book but did not find it engaging. Only spent about twenty minutes inside.

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