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    Best Museum, Hungary

    Anybody who visits Hungary will tell you that it is a country of multiple cultures. Hungary in the past has been ruled by many important empires including the Romans, the Ottomans, Soviets, Mongols, Magyars and Czechs. Needless to say, the country has a pretty turbulent history and this has resulted in an abundance of museum worthy artefacts and relics. Two lost wars, the holocaust and decades of communism along with ancient historical events has resulted in the accumulation of many museum worthy materials. As a result many museums in Hungary were established. There are also many art museums in Hungary that showcases the Hungarian and European art works.

    10 Best Museums In Hungary

    Here we have put together a list of 10 best Hungary museums, which you would love to visit on your Hungary trip.

    1. Hungarian National Museum

    Hungarian National Museum

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    This is the oldest museum in Hungary and also the most interesting one in the city of Budapest. The museum was built during 1837 to 1847 and has a collection of historical artifacts dating back to the Arpad dynasty to the days of communism. The museum building itself is a huge neoclassical edifice. The museum tympanum is decorated with sculpture works of Raffaelo Monti. In the present day, the museum holds over a million items that thoroughly illustrate the history of Hungary. The main collections of the museum is displayed on the second level of the building, it has artifacts from the 10th century up to the beginning of the Arpad dynasty.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am – 6 pm
    Entry Fee: Adults – 1700 HUF, Children and seniors – 800 HUF

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    2. Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

    Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

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    The Hungarian Museum of Agriculture is situated inside the Vajdahunyad Castle and it’s the largest museum of its kind in entire Europe. The museum was built during the end of the 19th century and hosts both temporary and permanent exhibitions. The permanent exhibition showcases the agriculture, hunting practices, fishing, farming and wine-making etc. the museum also has the skeleton of the famous Hungarian race horse, Kincsem in display.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am – 5 pm
    Entry Fee: Adults – 1000 HUF, Children and seniors – 500 HUF

    3. Koller Gallery

    Koller Gallery

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    The Koller gallery was established in 1953 and the museum showcases modern as well as contemporary Hungarian art, Amerigo Tot memorial and a little sculpture garden. Artworks from various Hungarian artists are displayed in the museum and throughout the years, many art exhibitions has been held in the museum. The present day gallery used to be the home famous sculptor Amerigo Tot and there is a little memorial room dedicated to the artist in the museum.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am – 6 pm

    4. Museum of Ethnography

    Museum of Ethnography

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    The museum of ethnography was founded in the year 1872 and since then it has been collecting, preserving and archiving artifacts belonging to Hungarian, European and other world communities. The museum collects all types of objects, images, scriptures and textual materials as well as audio recordings, everything that serves as a means to learn about the world. This museum is a place where cultures and generations converge.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am – 6 pm
    Entry Fee: 2220 HUF

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    5. Budapest History Museum

    Budapest History Museum

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    Budapest History Museum is located inside the famous Royal Castle and this museum is dedicated to acknowledge people with the history of the now capital city. Budapest was formed by the congruence of three cities, Buda, Obuda and Pest. The museums displays artefacts and relics uncovered from local excavations. The oldest relic displayed in the museum dates back to about 40,000 years back. Findings from new excavation excursions keep adding to the museum and the museum can be visited to see the medieval ruins and Castle Hill.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am – 6 pm
    Entry Fee: Adults – 2000 HUF, Students and seniors – 1000 HUF

    6. Ludwig Museum

    Ludwig Museum

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    Ludwig Museum of contemporary art has a collection of contemporary artworks, both from Hungarian artists as well as many other international artists. You can see artworks displayed from about 50 years ago. The aim of the founders of this museum was to bring the East and West close together through art. The 70 artworks donated by founders Peter and Irene Ludwig, serves as the base of the museum.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am to 8 pm
    Entry Fee: Adults – 1600 HUF, children and seniors – 750 HUF

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    7. Holocaust Memorial Center

    Holocaust Memorial Center

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    This is a Jewish heritage museum, this memorial center pays tribute to all the victims of the Hungarian holocaust. The memorial center was inaugurated in 2004 and includes a museum, a synagogue and a glass memorial wall with the names of the 5000,000 victims inscribed on the wall. The permanent exhibition of the museum showcases the history of the holocaust and many original personal belongings of the Jewish community in Hungary.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am – 6 pm
    Entry Fee: Adults – 1400 HUF, children and seniors – 700 HUF

    8. Hungarian National Gallery

    Hungarian National Gallery

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    The Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest, hosts many exhibitions that tells the history and development of Hungarian art over the ages. There is also a permanent collection that represents that last 500 years of art in Hungary and you can also see many medieval as well as Renaissance stonework along with Gothic wood sculptures and altar pieces. The museum has been in existence since 1957 and it is a great place to gather insights into the world of Hungarian art through the ages.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
    Entry Fee: Adult – 1000 HUF, Children and senior – 800 HUF

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    9. Museum of Fine Arts

    Museum of Fine Arts

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    Founded in 1896 and started in 1906, Museum of Fine Arts in Hungary displays many visual artworks from throughout Europe. You can see many paintings and sculptures of European origin and the main highlight of the museum is the permanent exhibit of a horseman sculpture, carved by Leonardo Da Vinci himself. There is also a plethora of artworks from the 19th and 20th century and this museum is the second largest collector of Spanish artworks. There are many sculptures of Italian origin that date back to the 4th century as well many others from 13th century France, Germany, England and Denmark.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
    Entry Fee: Adults – 1600 HUF, Children and seniors – 800 HUF

    10. Hungarian Natural History Museum

    Hungarian Natural History Museum

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    The Hungarian Natural History Museum is home to many flora, fauna and minerals native to Hungary including some from other parts of the world as well. The rocks that you see near the entrance belong to different regions of Hungary and they are arranged in order of their formation. The permanent exhibition includes a depiction of Man and Nature in Hungary through the ages, skeleton of a fin whale, treasures from Carpathian Basin and plants and animals from the coral reefs. The museum is also very family-friendly and it has won several ‘visitor-friendly’ and ‘family-friendly’ awards.

    Location:Budapest, Hungary
    Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
    Entry Fee: Adults – 1600 HUF, Children and seniors – 800 HUF

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    Here you have it, a list of the 10 best museums in Hungary. Visit these museums on your Hungary trip and gain important knowledge about the life, art, culture and history of Hungary in exquisite details while tripping around Europe with TravelTriangle.


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