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Museum of Ethnography (Neprajzi Muzeum)

Kossuth Lajos ter 12, Budapest 1055, Hungary
+36 1 473 2400
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This elegant building, with marble staircases and spacious galleries, serves as a museum focusing on the way of life, culture and art of the Hungarian peasantry.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Kossuth Lajos ter 12, Budapest 1055, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located across the gorgeous Hungarian Parliament, the Ethnographic Museum is housed in a beautiful neo-classical building dating back to the late XIX century. If you think the outside is pretty, walk in and enjoy the magnificent interior. The Baroque stone carvings, the frescoes, the staircases,...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

There were a choice of two exhibitions. The temporary exhibition showcased photographs. Fairly meaningless and without context most of the time. We took the permanent exhibition which we found to be fantastically informative with excellent artefacts and well worth spending 90 minutes exploring the lifestyles...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We ended up here while waiting for our Parliament tour to start and were pleasantly surprised by this little museum across the plaza from Parliament. There is a permanent exhibit upstairs and an exhibit of world press photography on the mail level. (the press photos...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We have visited the World Press 2017 few days ago. It was nice, especially the part of Bence Mate. The building is amazingly nice. Parking is not easy and of course you have to pay. The parliament is just opposite to the Museum, take a...More

Thank silangel1
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Impressive building but there was little to see inside exhibition of boots and footwear.Not very interesting

Thank wingate
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This museum was my favorite part of the trip! See the most beautiful folk-costumes from each region of Hungary, tools, arts/crafts. I loved it so much I went back second time and thank goodness I did: the temporary exhibit featuring antique shoes from cultures all...More

Thank Eva Z
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This museum was very fascinating to me and on a Sunday afternoon there were hardly any other visitors. The museum’s collections were first begun in late 1800s to document and preserve the pre-industrial life and culture of rural Hungary before electrification and mechanization reached the...More

Thank merlot1234
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Located across the road from the iconic Hungarian Parliament this museum is a great find. They have visiting attractions and displays as well as the main historical collection. All are well displayed in a fabulously ornate building. Staff at the entry booth are very helpful...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Once this building was for the High Court in Budapest. Today it is a very nicely organized museum, what is a lot of interesting artifacts.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this beautiful building and as former clay artist I always appreciate how things are made. This collection is very similar to the Folk Art Museum in Innsbruck Austria but the large dark spaces poorly lit spaces do not show it to an advantage. Obviously...More

Thank Otwoma
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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
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Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for
more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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