The Hungarian National Museum in Budapest or as the locals call it, the Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum was founded in 1802 and is the national museum of Hungary. Located at 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14-16, the main building was built in classical style by the architect Mihaly Pollack. This magnificent building which houses the Hungarian National Museum was constructed from 1837 to 1847 in a neo-classical style and had many additions in the form of statues and paintings by other artists since then.

The museum contains both permanent and temporary exhibitions which delight art lovers on a daily basis and special guided tours are offered everyday which help bring the art to life. The permanent exhibitions include the history of Hungary from the foundation of the state to 1990 Middle ages, Modern and contemporary history, Hungarian scholars, history of the people of the Hungarian lands from 400,000 BC to 804 AD, the coronation mantle, medieval and early modern lapidary and roman lapidary.

In addition to the permanent exhibits there are also temporary exhibitions named the work of the art of the month as well as special exhibitions which include Gomboc at the Hungarian National museum, Ancient Hungarian Cemetery at Nagykoru, to name a few. For more information on the temporary and special exhibitions please visit the website which is included below.

The beautiful building which houses the museum is complemented by a breath taking garden which surrounds it. The garden has been the sight of many concerts in the past where famous conductors such as Ferenc Liszt and Ferenc Erkel were featured. Furthermore, the garden also contains many monuments, which have been added in the past 150 years, paying tribute to eminent personalities of literature and history with the first honouring the memory of Daniel Berzenyi.

Images of the Hungarian National Museum

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Sights around the Hungarian national Museum

Tours where you will see the Museum

Further information

Address: Múzeum körút 14-16, 1088 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 327-7700
Or visit the website


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