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Museum of Music History

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This is a beautiful museum near Mathias Church-in walking distance- musical instruments are... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Ali S
Bursa, Turkey
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Unexpected find!

I didn't know that this museum even existed and, as a music student, I thoroughly enjoyed this... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Nikole N
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Located in the magnificent Baroque surroundings of the Erdody Palace, this specialty museum traces the history of musical life in Budapest from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Tancsics Mihaly utca 7., Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 214 6770
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful museum near Mathias Church-in walking distance- musical instruments are exhibited.and if you know playing piano,there is an amazing piano to play.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I didn't know that this museum even existed and, as a music student, I thoroughly enjoyed this surprise find. The beautiful instruments displayed, the history depicted, and the enthnomusicological journey of the museum was both interesting and stimulating. I would have wished to be able...More

Thank Nikole N
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

They have several rooms devoted to words about collecting Hungarian folk music, but no chance to hear any of it. There is one interactive terminal, but that just does classical instruments. A music museum without sound is very dry, and I shot round in 20...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Excellent museum--highly recommended! If you're a musician or music lover, this museum is worth a visit! Plan to spend at least an hour here. It's a short walk from the major sights in Obuda, but it's tucked off a side street. Be sure to Google...More

1  Thank SKQ
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Situated almost next door to a more illustrious tourist attraction St. Matthias's church, this smallish museum is a wonderful exhibition of music influences through the ages in Hungary. With working instruments and laptops playing hi quality sounds, it is an hour well spent on the...More

2  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Wonderful exhibits and old instruments and we were treated to mini-concerts by a pianist/violinist and a singer. Lots of historical information about the composers - especially Bartok - and the historical music.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The staff were so lovely and helpful. The museum is a fascinating mix of music and social history related to music and Bartok and his contemporaries in particular. Great to actually be able to play some of the instruments. Would highly recommend this absorbing collection.

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The central gallery with instruments were impressive as was the information about Bartok and his contemporaries. Would have liked to have heard more musical examples however particularly of Haydn and Liszt.

1  Thank Izzy B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

A highlight of this museum exhibits the recording gramophone used by Hungarian composers Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly to capture the authentic folk music of the country.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very impressive collection of original scores, programs, sheet music, books, as well as historical instruments. All numerically labeled so one could read specifics, in for us, the English language. Some interactive displays to listen to examples of individual sounds as well as with other instruments....More

1  Thank Marsha H
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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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24 May 2017|
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According to the Rough Guide, its open 10-4 Tues-Sunday.