Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, Budapest

Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Terézváros
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty utca • 1 min walk
  • Kodály körönd • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

4.0
154 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
62
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Terrible
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Lynsey S
West Timperley, UK102 contributions
Insight into Franz Liszt
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is a small museum dedicated to Franz Liszt. The museum contains some of his works and his piano and is where he once lived.
If you like classical music it's worth going to, but if you aren't that interested you may find it less so.
Written May 31, 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Flat and personal effects of the great composer
May 2019
The Liszt Ferenc museum is on the corner of Andrassy Ut. and Vorosmarty Ut. in the first floor of the old Academy of Music. The flat in which composer Franz Liszt lived the last five years of his life (1881 - 1886) has been restored. The museum contains his original pianos, furniture, books, scores and personal objects in the three-room flat. I was impressed by the number of pianos (tiny to concert-hall size) and plaster casts of his hands, which I could imagine moving up and down the keyboards. This small museum is probably more meaningful for afficianados of Lizt and/or classical music, but it gives anyone a sense of the lifestyle of a popular 19th century musician. Concerts are sometimes given on Saturday mornings in the adjacent Concert Hall. Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum is open from 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, and 9am-5pm Sat., with an entry fee of 2000 HUF (seniors half price).
Written February 27, 2020
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Marco
26 contributions
Is this a museum?
Feb 2020
To be honest I am disappointed: the ticket (2000 HUF) is overpriced for three(!) rooms with a few relics, some rude staff and not even some nice music in the background.
It literally takes 10 minutes to visit, but it's not worthy at all.
Written February 12, 2020
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Eileen H
Dublin, Ireland117 contributions
A waste of time
Oct 2019 • Couples
Free entry, I paid a small amount for an audio guide.
Waste of time - 3 rooms, dead boring, learned absolutely nothing, not one note of music played on the audio guide or in the 3 rooms.
Desperately needs PR intervention.
My advice ....do not go. Absolutely dead boring. . ..
Saw everything in less than 15 minutes, such a huge disappointment.
Written October 13, 2019
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Ingibjörg H
Reykjavik, Iceland4 contributions
Beautiful museum
Aug 2019
This is the second time I visit the museum. Franz Liszt's music is lovely and I will definitely visit again some day.
Written September 25, 2019
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Dimitrios
Athens, Greece13 contributions
Must visit if you're interested in Franz Liszt's work
Aug 2019
The museum is actually consisted of three rooms, all filled with pianos and Franz liszt's memorabilia. I went there on August 20th which is a national holiday in Hungary and it was free to enter. I paid a small fee for an audio guide which was optional.

The actual museum is very interesting. Especially if you play the piano and you're interested in Franz Liszt's work.
Written September 1, 2019
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Mariona Martí
2 contributions
Worth is given by oneself
Aug 2019 • Family
If you play the piano or are studying music, you’ll enjoy the visit. It’s only three rooms full of furniture, pianos, and belongings, but if you enjoy Liszt, this museum will feel very special to you.

It’s not that big of a deal, and it’s a bit overpriced, but it’s definitely a must if you listen to classical music.

My only complaint is about the staff. They haven’t been rude or unprofessional, but I’d like to remind them that smiling is free.
Written August 17, 2019
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Peter R
Boston, MA2,218 contributions
Also have free concerts featuring students from the Music Academy
Jun 2019 • Family
We were interested in attending the free concert which they have regularly. It features a student at the music conservatory and is held in the Museum in a concert hall (very small with folding chairs). It was comfortable and very enjoyable. We were told that the violinist which we heard was performing for his final examination at the conservatory. It was memorable and free.
Written June 18, 2019
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK1,991 contributions
Hungary's Eminent Composer
May 2019 • Solo
Franz (Ferenc) Liszt is Hungary's most famous composer so a short visit to the museum that celebrates him seemed in order. It is small and on the first floor of the old Academy of Music. It is a reconstruction of Liszt's last Budapest flat where he lived between 1881 and 1886. Exhibits include some of his instruments, furniture, books, manuscripts and other memorabilia. Worth a quick look if you have any interest in classical music, but not brilliant. Staff seemed a bit unhelpful and I'm unsure if they ever smile.
Written May 18, 2019
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DesRB
Menai Bridge, UK108 contributions
Worth visiting - but only if it is quiet
May 2019 • Couples
This was a very disappointing experience for us. On the day we chose to visit there were large groups of teenagers (local, I think) at the house. Sadly, most of them had zero interest in Liszt and were just sitting around on the floor chattering away and preventing interested visitors from seeing the exhibits properly.

Hungary’s greatest 19th century composer deserves something better than this. Admittedly, the three rooms of this mini-museum are the actual rooms where Liszt lived for some years, but there is nothing intrinsically interesting about the rooms themselves, and the exhibits could be better displayed in more spacious surroundings. As it is, you walk up a dingy staircase (in a building not very well signposted) to get to them; the receptionist offers no welcome and shows no enthusiasm - she had no eye contact with me, and her only communication was ‘English?’, before offering me a card with some information on it and taking my entrance fee. I did then pay for an audio-guide and so could hear some fragments of Liszt’s music; but the explanations of exhibits were lengthy and everything in the rooms was so cramped together with no clear organisation that you could just stand in the middle of the room to see and hear everything. There didn’t seem to be any staff to answer questions, unless they were the ones talking to the few group members who were showing interest.

There are obviously many fascinating items in the collection (details in other reviews), such as the composer’s desk-keyboard, but, sorry, we did not derive any musical inspiration from our visit here. My advice is that if you see a queue of visitors at the reception, go somewhere else to learn about Hungarian classical music, such as the Bartok House towards the Buda Hills, or the Music History Museum near St Matthias’s Church in the old city.
Written May 15, 2019
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Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM