Budapest is a city which contains many impressive museums including the Budapest History Museum. Located at the beautiful Buda Castle it can be found in Building Wing E on Szent Gyorgy ter 2. It contains exhibits which show Budapest’s Turbulent history looking at two thousand years of the city spread out throughout three floors. The museum contains exhibits of the history of Hungary from ancient times to the end of the Soviet occupation.

The Budapest History Museum was founded in 1887 on its original location, in 1967 it found a permanent home in the newly renovated Buda castle. The Museum contains both temporary and permanent exhibitions with the theme of the exhibitions following Hungarian history. The permanent exhibits include Ancient peoples, antique cultures, Budapest in the Middle Ages, Budapest in the Modern Ages, The tapestry with the Hungarian-Angevin coat-of-arms, the Gothic Sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda, and more. For information on the temporary exhibits please refer to the website provided below as the temporary exhibits are changed with time.

The museum’s location is truly unique as it contains the restored part of the Medieval Royal Palace and is surrounded by many must see sights including the rest of the Buda Castle, Fishermen’s Bastion, Sandor palace, Labyrinth of Buda Castle, other museums, many beautiful fountains and more. Furthermore, a series of rooms of the Hungarian Kings were unearthed and reconstructed during the rebuilding of the Buda Castle during 1958. These include the Royal Chapel and vaulted Gothic Hall and the many winding corridors. The museum is a truly must see and has something for all history lovers. The Royal Palace is also the sight of the National Gallery Museum and the National Library.

Images of the History Museum in Budapest

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Other sights around the History Museum

Further Information

Opening Hours:
1st of March – 31st of October 10.00 – 18.00 (Mondays closed)
1st of November – 28th of February 10.00 – 16.00 (Mondays closed)

Admission Fees:
Adults: 1.500 HUF (50% discount with the Budapest Card)
Students (6 – 26 years) and Pensioners (62 – 70 years): 750 HUF
Photo Ticket: 800 HUF
English language Audio Guide: 1.200 HUF
Contact Information:
Address: Buda Castle Building “E”, Szent György tér 2. 1014 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 487-8800
Or visit the official website.

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