Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

3.9
#16 of 94 in Museums in Budapest
Learn more about Hungarian folk life, culture, and history at Museum of Ethnography. The museum is in Kossuth Square, directly across from Parliament. Originally purposed to house the Ministry of Justice, the building itself is quite extravagant, with grand staircases and imposing marble architecture. Gain insight into everyday life before World War II with the museum's diverse collection of over 200,000 ethnographic artifacts, including music recordings, films, photographs, furniture, traditional dress and costumes, farming tools, and pottery. Other collections include exhibits about Oceania, Africa, America, Asia, and Indonesia. Stop by the gift shop on your way out to purchase some folk art for yourself. Plan to visit Museum of Ethnography and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Budapest attractions using our Budapest trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Across from the white Kossuth Monument on the north side of Koshutrayosh in front of the Capitol, the building was a folk museum with a splendid and lively decoration on the roof.
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  • I was fascinated by the magnificent neo-Renaissance building opposite the square of Koshutrayosh. This building was used as a former Supreme Court and is now used as a folk museum.
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  • An impressive building which gives shelter to a wide array of exhibitions. A worthy addition to Budapest's excellent museistic offer, and of course a place you should include in your visit. To cap It all, it is a rather cheap place. By all means, go!!!
  • temporarily closed. they will move to a new building sometime in the future, but their social page still works, and keep people interested
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