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“Art deco delight.”

Museum of Applied Arts
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Owner description: Designed by Odön Lechner and completed in 1896, the attractive edifice houses a permanent collection of traditional, and not-so-traditional, arts and crafts.
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Art deco delight.”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

The building alone is worth the visit. Moorish design with central courtyard. The permanent exhibit shows the collection in the order in which the pieces were acquired, which is unusual, but certainly added insight into the curatorial process.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A must-see for art lovers”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This museum is rarely on top of the list in guidebooks if you only have a few days in Budapest and it is a shame because it is a hidden gem. The permanent collection is great and expanding, and you will see unique objects and styles in context. They also do a fantistic job with temporary exhibitions. And because it is not on everybody's radar screen, you will have a pleasant visit as it is never packed. The building itself is beautiful, with lots of light, beautiful architecture and decorations, illustrating the Budapest's prominent role in applied arts during the 19th century.

Visited July 2012
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Great visit”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

I enjoyed my visit to this museum. The building is beautiful (lots of photo opportunities), and I enjoyed the exhibition (Art Deco and Modernism – Home Design in Hungary 1920–1940; running till the end of September 2012). There happened to be a craft market on inside the building when I visited (it was a Sunday), which made the visit even mode enjoyable (lovely handmade items, and several of the exhibitors were demonstrating their crafts in their stalls). There is a little food and drink counter on the ground floor, which sells hot and cold drinks and a small selection of snacks/light meals, at reasonable prices. There was also a table (it looked temporary) that sold more elaborate baked goods.
I struggled to find information on how to get there from Buda, so in case this helps anyone, I took tram 4 and got off at the Corvin stop (I was looking out for the green tiled roof of the building, which helped).

Visited May 2012
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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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“Not a world class museum but interesting..........”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful building, the amature approach and some very nice exhibits. The morning was crowned by a photo shoot of the most beautiful Hungarian girl in the quadrangle, must mention the book shop, some great books and postcards.

Visited July 2012
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northern california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“excellent exhibitions”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

This really spectacular building is indeed in disrepair, but worth a visit. Current special exhibits on Victorian era collections and British cultural policy that helped give birth to museum culture worldwide (at least according to its curators) and on art deco in Hungary are truly impressive. There is also an excellent exhibit that includes a history of this museum and its collections. Note that the previous reviewer is wrong - this museum has ample collections and is in the process of procuring building renovations that will allow them to display much more. Really I think that this, despite the current conditions of the building, is one of the most impressive museums of its kind, worldwide.

Visited June 2012
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