Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok)

Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok)

Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Built in 1895, this art and culture center exhibits the works of modern-day Hungarian and international artists and showcases a variety of plays, films and concerts throughout the year.
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Neighborhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Hősök tere • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 6 min walk
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Mucsarnok is a beautiful art museum on the Hero's Square. It is a neo-classical building inside and out. My absolute favorite part was the "Garden of Philosophy" exhibit. It is an eight-figure sculpture placed at the focus of the exhibition. The sculptures were 3-D printed!
Written October 29, 2022
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Andrea L
Bristol, UK144 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We brought Budapest cards so we could access most visitors sights. The displays were all photographs which wasn’t to my taste. But that’s the beauty of art we all like different. The ballet display was nice and the photographs were very clear. Staff were unhelpful and rude. I wouldn’t go back as the displays were very small.
Written February 9, 2020
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Libs L
Hove, UK24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016
Me and my friends recently visited Budapest and went on a tour. We decided to go into this museum to use the toilet and whilst some of you may say why didn't you go to a public one...? We tried to ask but the guard didn't speak very good English. In England most museums are free or ask for a donation, so we genuinely didn't mean to upset anyone. Before we went to the toilet we were aggressively shouted at by the security guard so we then went and paid. After we came out we were shouted at again and told if we didn't pay more they'd ring the police!!! The police?! Over a few women using the loo?! We thought we had already paid and they let us go down and then just changed their mind!!! The security guard was extremely aggressive and he could have dealt with the whole situation better!!!! We ended up paying more as we were 'barricaded' in by the guard! I hate it when men who feel they have power take advantage like this!!! It'll know to some extent we should have known better - but he should not speak to people like this!!!
Written September 7, 2016
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David L
Copenhagen, Denmark15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
This is not based on the content and exhibitions in the museum but on their strange policy regarding student tickets. I'm a 28 year old art student from Denmark, and I could not get the student ticket discount (or the art student discount which lets you in at a very low price) as I was not under the age of 26. The person at the reception desk told me this as I wanted to buy a ticket, but there was nothing to indicate this on the list of the entrance fees. Maybe this is a general rule for all of the museums of Budapest, but I still think it is an excluding and strange policy. If you are a full-time student, with all the financial limitations it includes, then why can't older students get the discount? I have not experienced this in other countries, but in Denmark, where I come from, student discounts are based on the fact that you are a full-time student, and not on your age. I might actually enter this kunsthalle the day this policy is changed and updated to fit the modern world.
Written July 26, 2013
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,879 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Palace of Exhibitions is located next to Heroes' Square, right opposite of the Museum of Fine Arts. The building from out is very beautiful.

When I was there, there were two photography exhibitions: Klein Rudolf and David Lynch. Honestly, it wasn't my cup of tea. It was interesting to see work of both these artists, but it took me only twenty minutes to see both exhibitions. I'm sure for many people it was something very special to visit this kind of exhibition.

Combined ticket for both exhibitions cost 1.900 HUF.

There are not permanent exhibitions, they change, so maybe next time there will be something more interesting for me.
Written April 27, 2019
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99Martin
York, UK236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
I didn't set off to visit this museum, which I hadn't visited for many years. But I thought I'd have another look at Hősök tere (Heroes Square) - always a delight - except this time they were preparing for a pop concert and I could only see the Heroes' backsides!

Ah well!

The Museum of Fine Arts was closed for refurbishment, so I have to admit that it was not with great enthusiasm that I went into the Mücsarnok to see their exhibition Hand|Craft|Art 2018 - Folk Art.

How wrong I was!

The exhibition was breathtaking! From their hand out, it "presents a representative selection of works by outstanding masters of contemporary Hungarian folk handicrafts from the past ten to fifteen years showcasing the wealth of genres, techniques and creative ideas that are signature features of the Hungarian handicraft movement.

I fear that if I read that about an exhibition in England, I think I'd give it a very wide berth. Not, I hasten to say, that I think that English cultural traditions are inferior or unimportant. But I'm so sick of being told I should, in effect, apologise for being English! (Just check out some recent obnoxious English museum exhibitions - I could name several.)

No such nonsense here! The Hungarians are proud of their history, their culture and their handicraft. And so they should be!

The love and craftmanship that has gone into the exhibits is wonderful. From the musical instruments to the ironmongery. From the costume and dresses to the carvings. There are even some first rate documentary films (I wish they were available on DVD!) which put many of the exhibits in historical context - inevitably paying tribute to Bartók & Kodály's work in collecting folk music.

How proud Bartók & Kodálywould be to look round this exhibition today!

Wonderful!
Written July 25, 2018
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Grace B
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
We expected actual art but the whole museum had nothing of interest and no art. It was very boring and also not as big as it looks from the outside. Don’t go here, such a waste of money.
Written June 28, 2018
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Magda S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
My boyfriend and I visited the museum in September last year. We were lucky to see an exhibitions of Sebastian Salgado's images and Jozef Suchoza artworks - both exhibitions were stunning! Because the exhibitions are changed relatively often, I would recommend checking the museum's website before visiting. However, basing on what we saw, Mucsarnok is successful at creating well-curated, modern exhibitions. Must-see for any contemporary art lover!
Written June 24, 2018
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Robonski
Escondido, CA899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Went to this museum and enjoyed it. It was a unique exhibit at the moment, but my friend and I were really intrigued by it. We especially loved the restoration room seeing all of the different things people have restored and the time it took them to do it. Wow! We also liked the future room. It made us excited for some neat things to come out! Spent about 1 1/2 hours here. The price is 2000 forint ($8.00 American).
Written July 20, 2017
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Jeffrey F
Ilkeston, UK1,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Arriving in Heroes Square, most people head for the National Art Gallery. Turn to the other side & you find a similar looking building, Mucsarnok: confusingly also known as Kunsthalle, The Palace of Art, The Design Museum & The Institution of the Hungarian Academy of Art & - in TripAdvisor - the Palace of Exhibitions. It's true there are no permanent exhibitions here but the place is well worth a visit when the right exhibition is on.

In June 2017, when we visited, there were two main exhibitions: ‘All around us’ & ‘Inside Insight’. Both showcased modern Hungarian domestic, commercial, industrial & even street craft & design. Whilst there was nothing of immense value - unlike the building opposite - we found it the most fascinating & enjoyable of all the current galleries we’ve been to in Budapest & spent 2 to 3 hours there. It was beautifully curated & the items were exquisite (see the photos). We came out simply refreshed & encouraged.

If future exhibitions are anything like this, it's well worth spending a few hours here. See their website to see what’s on. It doesn’t seem to get crowded & there are toilets, a smaller domestic exhibition space & a small cafe in the basement. It’s half price for EU pensioners & has good disabled access.
Written June 19, 2017
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