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“Free entry for EU teachers!”

Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum)
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The history of Hungary and its people through the ages is covered in many magnificent exhibits and works of art.
Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Free entry for EU teachers!”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

I'd brought my staff ID and British passport with me in order to get what I thought would be a discounted entry rate for teachers. Instead - I was amazed and delighted to be told that I was entitled to free entry as I live and work in the EU!
The inside of the building is very beautiful and the exhibits are quite interesting - especially the beautiful piano once owned by Beethoven and later donated to the museum by Liszt. The special exhibit 'Survivors' (of WWIII concentration camps) was also beautifully done and very moving.

Visited August 2014
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“Interesting stop in Budapest”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The entry fee for the museum is very reasonable - at least a couple of hours of interesting, well-presented content. The museum presents Hungarian history from prehistoric times up to the present day.

The exhibits are clearly laid out, with information in Hungarian and English, plus additional exhibits for the visually impaired. Everything is in clear, chronological order and the building itself is beautiful. Particular highlights are the coronation mantle and Beethoven and Liszt's piano.

On a Friday afternoon in summer the place was very quiet - perfect for a slow walk around.

1 Thank Caroline P
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Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Elektra, Rosenkavalier & Hunyadi Lazlo”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

We hit Richard Strauss' birthday in Budapest and the opera was performing all of his works. We were there the day that they unveiled a bronze bust of Strauss at the Opera House. The orchestra is great, you won't see familiar singers on the stage but they are all quite good and some are great. Hunyadi Lazlo wasn't a great opera but when in Budapest - listen to Erkel if you can. The Elektra was one of the best productions of the opera I've seen - set in a Bath House in Budapest, well why not?

Visited June 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We went with two hours to spare in our day...unfortunately we never got past the front lobby as the ticket salesperson was " in the restroom" for almost 30 mins, and none of the others working there could get us tickets. It was odd. I'm sure it was a one off but from the other reviewers it's an amazing place to see.

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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

The National Museum is housed in an impressive stately building on Museum street in Pest. The building itself is worth noting with a nice garden in front, a beautiful rotunda and a grand staircase leading to the second floor. The museum exhibits trace the Hungarian history and culture through the centuries and give a comprehensive scope of the development of many aspects of Hungary. Though some of the explanations are only in Hungarian, it is still possible for the non-Hungarian speaker to enjoy the exhibits.Of particular note is the piano of the most well known Hungarian pianist and composer Ferenc Liszt ; this piano belonged previously to Beethoven.
Next to the National Museum is a great place to eat - The Museum restaurant and cafe, so one can dine after the visit in style, enjoying outstanding food and excellent service.

Visited July 2014
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