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Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum)

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Address: Muzeum koerut 14-16, Budapest 1088, Hungary
Phone Number: 361 338-21-22
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Great museum, with one serious drawback

This museum is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the building is amazing, the number of stuff displayed is overwhelming and the whole museum experience is very pleasant. But, there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Aleksandar S
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Burlington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

but what a great education. The rooms are beautifully done, chronological, great audio guide ( in lots of languages) and rented by the hour ( what an interesting idea). If you want to connect the dots of history in this remarkable part of the world, this is a must.

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We weren't familiar with the history of Hungary. The country has a complex past, sitting as it does at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East. So being able to walk through this museum and see what happened epoch by epoch was very interesting. You start with the early prehistoric days and walk through the middle ages and Renaissance... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the national museum of Hungary, if you get the chance make sure you visit gives the history of the country through the ages. Good exhibits

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the building is amazing, the number of stuff displayed is overwhelming and the whole museum experience is very pleasant. But, there is one huge drawback: the whole historical narative of the late XIX and whole XX century is really troubling. Other periods are portrayed ok, but this particular one is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want the best introduction to Hungarian culture, visit this museum and none other. You'll start with the Roman period in the Lapidarium and work your way up where some 20 rooms await with the history from the 10th century onwards. Reserve plenty of time. Taking pictures costs 500 extra.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about half a day here, using the Budapest Card to get in for free. It was very interesting. The café was nice and you could sit outside. The shop contained lots of quality products and I wish I had bought the jewellery! We didn't have time to go back so I shall have to visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hungarian National Museum is a fantastic testament to over 3000 years of local history, with some truly amazing artefacts on display. We spent almost two hours seeing the main exhibition, which follows Hungary from around 1000BC to the modern day. Organisation at the museum is poor, taking over 30 mins for one person at the front desk to make... More 

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Thank Brad S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In District 8, but close and walkable from nearby districts. Admission was only 1600 FT for non EU. Headsets were available in the gift shop, but had odd charge: 750 FT first hour, 250 FT every 20 minutes thereafter. The gentleman thought it would take us 3 hours to get through (he was right, but more on that in a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great way for me learn some of the rich history of Hungary and the surrounding countries. I wish I had started in the "Light and shadow" exhibition first, as it gave a well-presented and interesting account of the last 1000 years of Hungarian history. It has a chronological theme with some thematic rooms along the way. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an interest in the history of Hungary then this museum is a must. If not and the sun is shining then I would be inclined to give it a miss. It is a huge but really well set out gallery which leads you round the history of Hungary up to the modern day. Because I was more... More 

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