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Museum of Ethnography (Neprajzi Muzeum)

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District V / Inner City
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Address: Kossuth Lajos ter 12, Budapest 1055, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 473 2400
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

This elegant building, with marble staircases and spacious galleries,...

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.

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Adorable folklore museum

I visited just before Christmas, and there was a fascinating exhibit about the Nativity traditions in Hungary. The folk craft exhibits are lovely, really whets the appetite to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited just before Christmas, and there was a fascinating exhibit about the Nativity traditions in Hungary. The folk craft exhibits are lovely, really whets the appetite to explore outside of the city. Very nice gift shop. Right across from Parliament, so you can combine visits.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building but there isn't a lot there. The history of Hungary exhibit is good but apart from that we couldn't find much else. The ticket lady was very unhelpful though this could be down to a language barrier. There are much better museums in budapest with a lot more information.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This museum is an absolutely gorgeous building. For the content, you really need to love ethnography, local culture, textiles, handicrafts, agrarian tools, etc. Personally I love the content, so I loved the museum - the textiles and the exhibit on the dowries were my favorite parts. Lucky for me the Creche (Bethlehem) exhibit was still up when I visited...unlike the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Museum of Ethnography, near the Hungarian Parliament building, was OK but not exceptional. Housed on the first floor of an impressive, seemingly under used building, it has a truly astounding main hall with impressive columns, stairways, balconies and ceiling. The museum lacked atmosphere but the exhibits were ok with some great artefacts and lovely photos. I'm not however convinced... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We loved that building the moment we saw it. The columns at thd front define it's beauty. The fact that it is across from the Parliament also helps enhancing it's beauty!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

An extremely thorough history of the people and culture of Hungary. So thorough that it was too thorough, if you know what I mean. I wish I could say more positive things about this museum, especially since I am fascinated by culture, but I wouldn’t go rushing back…

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Large building, small experience. I thought the musuem was okay, although only worth visiting in combination with a visit to Parliament (they are in the same vicinity).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

You may not want to roam around and spend time with the exhibits, but you must see this building. First, it is right opposite the Parliament Building, so you are not going out of your way to find it. Observe the building from the outside, spectacular architecture and huge columns. The building is humongous. Once inside you will be awe... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Provided an interesting and educational insight of pheasant life in the middle ages. Cheap entrance and a welcome break from the cold and rain outside. Temporary exhibitions were a bit abstract, but good value for money

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We only visited the permanent exhibition on the first floor of this splendid building, and took around 2 hours to walk through the displays, which provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the peoples of this region over the last two centuries in particular. Good points: + Well curated exhibits displayed logically as a story of the region's typical... More 

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The 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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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