Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

3.9
#17 of 95 in Museums in Budapest
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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  • Went up to the Tower with the Guide. Other than sparsely information about the architectural Style was not provided. 14 Euro/4200 Ft. for just 5 Min. for standing around with an uncommunicative guide....  more »
  • Went to see the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 which was at this museum. It was an excellent exhibition of great photos. Glad we made the effort.  more »
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  • Very large building you will see next to the parliament. The view there is magnificent.
  • An impressive building which gives shelter to a wide array of exhibitions. A worthy addition to Budapest's excellent museistic offer, and of course a place you should include in your visit. To cap It all, it is a rather cheap place. By all means, go!!!

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