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Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum)

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Address: Muzeum koerut 14-16, Budapest 1088, Hungary
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+36 1 338 2122
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The history of Hungary and its people through the ages is covered in many...

The history of Hungary and its people through the ages is covered in many magnificent exhibits and works of art.

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Very nice collection of Hungarian History.

This museum is easy to get to in the Castle district and has a very reasonable fee. The best parts and the bottom floors where you can go back in history to the beginnings of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I like historical museums. However I found this one has too many shortcomings to be a recommendation: There is just a lot of stuff there without enough context. The explanations are too little. In general my advice is: Check out the highlights on their website. If you find them interesting, go, otherwise skip it. I only went there because it... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is easy to get to in the Castle district and has a very reasonable fee. The best parts and the bottom floors where you can go back in history to the beginnings of Hungary. Well displayed and lit, the artifacts are in perfect shape. Only negative is that the building is a bit of a maze in the... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The meseum gives the history of Hungary and how it came to be, from the early settlement all the way to the communist regime that ended in roughly 1990. The tickets are 1600huf and audio guides are available for rent at the souvenir shop for 700huf per hour. The exhibits are generally well labelled, in both Hungarian and English, and... More 

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of several major museums in Budapest. Housed in a beautiful neo-classical building dating back to 1847. Its initial collection was based on the personal library of Count Szechenyi, but it has grown enormously over the past 160 years, to the extent that several times, parts of the collection were spun off to other, newer museums, such as... More 

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Thank Gabriel H
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was the only one we visited as it was very hot each day of our stay. And it was probably the best one for us to visit as it covers the history of Hungary (from before it became Hungary!). The basement covers the Roman period (when it was called Pannonia) - the tombstones, mosaics and other Roman artifacts... More 

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Thank Lynne L
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibits from ancient times, Roman period, thru to modern era. Interesting displays of coins, armor and weapons, clothing from various periods, portraits, glass and table wares, furniture, all times of items.

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Thank Austin_TexasRedhead
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really liked this museum. We're a fan of museums anyway but it was set out in a chronological order and gave a great overview of the trials and tribulations of this country. It was free with the Budapest card but would have been happy to pay a small entry fee without it. All the rooms had an explanation of the... More 

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Thank Samantha C
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It gives you an insight to what Hungary was all about including a few parts of it then which are not considered to be in Hungary . Its almost two hundred years old and the building has beautiful carving

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Thank minotindesai
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is big and has a lot of information, but the English translations weren't great, and made it hard to follow. It wasn't very interactive at all, and got quite tiring. Very pretty grounds, and worth visiting if you're particularly interested in the history, but I wouldn't go out of my way.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have now been travelling through Eastern Europe for almost two months, and this is probably the single best museum we have visited. I was totally blown away by how comprehensive its coverage of Hungarian history was. If you are a traveller who, like me, loves history but knows sadly little about the history of the Hungarians, this is where... More 

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