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Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum)

Muzeum korut 14-16, Budapest IX, Hungary
361 338-21-22
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As featured in 3 days in Budapest
Ranked #71 of 256 attractions in Budapest
Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The history of Hungary and its people through the ages is covered in many magnificent exhibits and works of art.
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Philadelphia area
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233 reviews 233 reviews
70 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The highlight for us was Beethoven's piano later given to Lidst , but all 20 rooms had something special. Each room has an overview of the time period in English, and many individual exhibits do as well. Signs are sometimes placed at heights awkward to read, but worth the effort. This is actually East European history from before 1000 c.e.... More

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Province of Bari, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

So many paintings that it could take up to 5-6 hours to watch them all. The entrance fee is also cheap.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The museum is well laid out over various floors of a grand old building. I was hoping to see more artifacts from the founding tribes of Hungary, know they exist, having seen them in brochures of the museum. I was told that they don't put them out anymore, as they only come out for limited displays that you have to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This museum people must understand is a monument to Hungarian Artist from the first century to the 20th. The art is fabulous. One is struck by the fact that few of the pieces have been viewed outside Hungary. Therefore if you miss it, you miss Hungary's greatest works. There are three floors. The stair case is like that of a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

I hired the Audio guide. It was very informative, and well spoken in the English version. I would suggest that you might want to skip some sections unless you have a full three hours to devote to this visit. I went in with the intention of spending a couple of hours there. But when we got the printed notes, it... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

Magyar Nemzeti Museum covers the entire scope of Hungarian history and does an excellent job. Although most of the item descriptions are only in Hungarian, each room contains a plaque with a well-written explanation in English of the time period to which the items in the room relate. There were a wide-array of artifacts. I highly recommend this museum. The... More

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Frisco, Colorado
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52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent almost 5 hours here and barely scratched the surface. Because Hungary has been at the center of Central Europe for the last millennium, the history here is that of Europe, not just Hungary. The artifacts date back to the 10th century, and there are countless superb artifacts from every century after, including impressive artifacts (propaganda posters, etc) from... More

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum was not crowded. This is a great place to learn about the history of Hungary. The borders of the empire have changed so many times. The only negative is the marble stairs. I only saw a staff elevator so don't know know what handicapped do here. Also a very nice gift shop.

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5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Worth it if you have an extra day and need an indoor activity. Laid out chronologically from about 900 to present. Also, we were the only people in the hard-to-find early man exhibit on the first floor.

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Padua, Italy
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The permanent exhibition of the museum is a one-floor tour of the history of Hungary. There are some side exhibitions, such as one on medieval stones (underwhelming), and the temporary one. The main exhibition is only mildly interesting, mainly due to the fact that most of the explanatory text is in hungarian. If you want to take pitture, you have... More

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