Budapest Museums


Aquincum Museum
Today the Aquincum Museum continues the tasks set for it 100 years ago along the whole of the Budapest limes section as well as the military and municipal territories:excavation of the capital city’s Roman heritage, its protection, and its presentation to the public.

Contact Details
III. Szentendrei út 139.
Phone:+36-1-240-4248
Website: http://www.aquincum.hu

General museum opening hours
9.00-17.00 15-30 Apr
9.00-18.00 1 May-30 Sept
9.00-17.00 1-31 Oct
Closed: Mon

Hercules Villa (III. Meggyfa u. 19-21.) http://www.aquincum.hu
In this small museum (the affiliation of the Aquincum Museum) remains and the splendid mosaics of a Roman urban villa can be seen. Free entry. Open: 15-30 Apr: 10-17, 1 May – 30 Sept: 10-18, 1-31 Oct: 10-17. Closed on Monday.

Thermae Maiores – Military Baths Museum (III. Flórián tér – Pedestrian subway) http://www.aquincum.hu
In this small museum (the affiliation of the Aquincum Museum) remains of the great bath of the Roman legionary fortress with photos and texts explaining the area can be seen. Free entry. Open: 15-30 Apr: 10-17, 1 May – 30 Sept: 10-18, 1-31 Oct: 10-17. Closed on Monday.

Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of Contemporary Art
Ludwig Museum is the only museum of contemporary art in Hungary to collect international art. The museum was founded by the Hungarian cultural government in 1989. The collection was established with 70 pieces of contemporary art donated by Irene and Peter Ludwig. In 1996 the institution became the Museum of Contemporary Art, and saw an extensive growth in the Hungarian section of the collection.

Address
IX., Palace of Arts
Website: http://www.ludwigmuseum.hu

Opening Hours
Tuesday-Friday-Sunday: 10-18
Wednesday: 12-18
Thursday: 12-20
Saturday: 10-20
Closed: on Mondays

Museum of Ethnography
One of the largest ethnographical museums in Europe. It presents the art, customs, national costumes, and way of life of Hungarians, nationalities in Hungary and other peoples of Europe and outside Europe.
Address
V. Kossuth tér 12.
Website: http://www.hem.hu

Opening Hours
10.00-16.00 1 Jan-28 Feb
10.00-18.00 1 Mar-31 Oct
10.00-16.00 1 Nov-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Statue Park
Until the recent political changes in Hungary, the gigantic monuments collected in this park used to ornament the parks and squares of Budapest. This open-air exhibition is without parallel in the world, you can find a museum that is unique, not just in Eastern Europe but in the World. All the statues of Budapest gathered together here that once stood in public places, as beacons for the political and ideological culture of the former socialist period.

Address
XXII. corner of Balatoni út – Szabadkai út
Website: http://www.szoborpark.hu

Opening Hours
daily 10.00-dark

Ferenc Liszt Memorial Museum
The composer as the president of the Academy of Music and professor of the master class for piano lived and held his lessons here in his last 6 years between 1881 and 1886. The collection of the museum contains his original instruments, furniture, his books and scores, personal objects.The visitors find changing exhibitions in the one-time dining room, on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. the museum organizes concerts, which can be attended with the entrance ticket of the museum.

Address
VI. Vörösmarty u. 35.
www.lisztmuseum.hu
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00
Sat 9.00-17.00
1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: 1-20 Aug and on Sundays

Telephone Museum
The first telephone operator centre in Hungary was established in 1881. Centred around a switchboard which still works today, this “living museum” documents the history of the telephone.

Address
I. Úri u. 49.

Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Apr-31 Oct
10.00-16.00 1 Nov-31 Mar
Closed: Mon

Ady Memorial Museum
Endre Ady (1877-1919) is a Hungarian poet of world rank. The last residence of Endre Ady, furnished by the poet and his wife.

Address
V. Veres Pálné u. 4-6.
Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon, Tue

Golden Eagle Pharmacy-Museum
Items showing the development from a Medieval alchemist’s workshop-laboratory to a Baroque pharmacy.

Address
I. Tárnok u. 18.
Opening Hours
10.30-17.30 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Gizi Bajor Theatre Museum
Some 300 mementoes – mostly dating from this century – of the greatest Hungarian actors and actresses, displayed in the former villa of Gizi Bajor (1893-1951), life-member of the National Theatre.

Address
XII. Stromfeld Aurél u. 16.

Opening Hours
Tue 12.00-16.00
Thu 14.00-18.00
Sat, Sun 10.00-18.00
25 Aug-14 July

Banknote and Coin Collection
The exhibition presents the history of Hungarian coins and banknotes – from the oldest Hungarian coin, a denarius minted by Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen, to the coins and banknotes of the present day. A special section deals with the monetary history of Transylvania.

Address
V. Szabadság tér 8.

Opening Hours
Thu 9.00-14.00

Béla Bartók Memorial House
The life and times of Béla Bartók, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, are commemorated in his former home, where stamps and artworks inspired by him are also on display. Chamber music concerts are held here.

Address
II. Csalán út 29.
Opening Hours
10.00-17.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Stamp Museum
This unique exhibition presents nearly all the stamps that have ever been issued around the world. Includes several special stamps, e.g. the Hungarian “reversed Madonna”, the Hawaiian “missionary stamps”, the smallest and biggest stamps in the world, and a collection of forgeries.

Address
VII. Hársfa u. 47.
Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Apr-31 Oct
10.00-16.00 1 Nov-31 Mar
Closed: Mon

Bible Museum
A comprehensive Bible history exhibition including: the first printed Greek New Testament issued by Erasmus; the Luther Old Testament translation; the so-called Vizsolyi Bible, the first complete Hungarian translation of the Bible.

Address
IX. Ráday u. 28.
Opening Hours
10.00-17.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Budapest Exhibition Hall
Exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, installations, photos and applied art by contemporary Hungarian and foreign artists representing the most diverse trends.

Address
V. Szabadsajtó u. 5.
Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Budapest History Museum – Castle Museum
Besides the exhibitions presenting the history of Budapest, visitors can also see reconstructed sections, and Gothic sculptures from the Mediaeval Royal Palace.

Address
Buda Castle Royal Palace, wing E
Phone.: (+36-1)224-3700
Website: http://www.btm.hu
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Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 March – 31 October (Closed: Tue)
10.00-18.00 after 19 March (open every day)

Museum of Criminology
Evidence from criminal cases from the mid-60s on. Presentation of several famous cases with the assistance of models and photos. Collection of police memorabilia (plaques, Hungarian and foreign uniforms, etc.): 100

Address
VIII. Mosonyi u. 7.

Opening Hours
10.00-17.00 1 May-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Dorottya Gallery
Temporary exhibitions of contemporary Hungarian and international fine and applied art, design, and the latest artistic trends.

Address
V. Dorottya u. 8.

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Sat 10.00-14.00

Ernst Museum
Temporary exhibitions of contemporary Hungarian and international fine and applied art, design, and the latest artistic trends.

Address
VI. Nagymező u. 8.

Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

National Lutheran Museum
Significant cultural and artistic objects of the Lutheran Church dating from the Reformation to the end of the Second World War, including the original last will and testament of Martin Luther (1542)

Address
V. Deák tér 4.
Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Underground Railway Museum
Continental Europe’s first motor-powered underground railway was established in Budapest in 1896. Two carriages from this period are on display in an original section of the tunnel.

Address
V. Deák tér, underpass
Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Municipal Gallery – Kiscell Museum
Presenting a unique collection of paintings, prints and graphic art relating to the history of Budapest, the museum’s collection provides an overview of 20th century Hungarian art.

Address
III. Kiscelli út 108.
Website: http://www.btm.hu

Opening Hours
10:00 – 16:00
closed on Mondays

Tomb of Gül Baba
The burial-vault of Gül Baba, a Turkish dervish honoured as a holy man, was built between 1543 and 1548. Converted into a museum, it is a well-known place of pilgrimage for Muslims.

Address
II. Mecset u. 14.

Opening Hours
10.00-18.00

Museum of Military History
A collection of several hundred thousand items, from weapons and uniforms to coins, flags and artworks. Its exhibitions recount the history of war in Hungary.

Address
I. Tóth Árpád sétány 40.

Opening Hours
10.00-16.00 1 Feb-31 Mar
10.00-18.00 1 Apr-30 Sept
10.00-16.00 1 Oct-15 Dec
Closed: Mon

Museum of Applied Arts
The museum was built in Hungarian Art Nouveau style. Established in 1872, this was Europe’s third applied arts museum after London’s South Kensington (today the Victoria and Albert Museum) and the Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie in Vienna.

Address
IX. Üllői út 33-37.
Opening Hours
10.00-18.00
Closed: Mondays

Jókai Memorial Room
Mementoes and furniture belonging to the novelist (1825-1904) also known as the “immortal storyteller”.

Address
XII. Költő u. 21.
Tel: 356-2133

Opening Hours
20. May-20. Oct Wed-Fri: 10.00-14.00 h
Sat-Sun: 10.00-16.00
Closed: Monday, Tuesday

Attila József Memorial Room
Manuscripts and other documents belonging to this great Hungarian poet (1905-1937) in his former studio flat.

Address
IX. Gát u. 3.
Opening Hours
10.00-16.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mon and Aug

Kassák Museum
Literary and fine art works created between 1915-1967 by Lajos Kassák. Exhibitions of avant-garde art.

Address
III. Fő tér 1.
Tel.: 368-7021

Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Jan-31 Dec
Closed: Mondays

Zoltán Kodály Memorial Museum
Kodály’s (1882-1967) apartment in authentic condition, with photographs, manuscripts and documents recording his folk-music collections.

Address
VI. Kodály körönd 1.

Opening Hours
Wed 10.00-16.00
Thu-Sat 10.00-18.00
Sun 10.00-14.00
1 Jan-23 Dec

Mediaeval Jewish Prayer House
The museum houses documents and objects recalling the life and culture of the Jewish community of Buda, along with some carved stone relics and tombstones.

Address
Táncsics Mihály u. 26.

Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 May-31 Oct
Closed: Mon

Museum of Music History
Musical instruments from various periods, including instruments used by an entire army band and by an orchestra from the age of Haydn, are shown here, together with an exhibition presenting the stages in the career of Béla Bartók.

Address
I. Táncsics Mihály u. 7
Opening Hours
10.00-18.00 1 Mar-31 Dec
Closed: Mon

Jewish Museum
Visitors will find the museum contains relics of the Hungarian Jewish community, including religious objects relating to its special holidays, articles used in everyday life and the Holocaust memorial room.

Address
VII. Dohány u. 2.
Opening Hours
Mon-Thu: 10-17, ticket office closes at 16.30
Fri, Sun: 10-14, ticket office closes at 13.30

Óbuda Museum
Few people know that the first museum of local and settlement history of the capital city was founded here in Óbuda, in the civil boy school in Kiskorona street 10. in 1927. with the assistance of professor Edgar Pálóczi and was named as Árpád Museum of Óbuda. The contents of the Museum were destroyed in 1945, therefore the present Museum of Óbuda is not the real successor or legal predessesor of the previous Museum, however it bears its mentality. The name, Museum of Óbuda is used since 1996. Previously it was called as Local history Collection of Óbuda, as well as, the Collection of Local History of Budapest 3rd district. At its foundation Exhibition of Local History was its appropriate name. At the 100 year anniversary of integrating Pest-Buda-Óbuda the Executing Committee of the 3rd district Council placed a marble memorial as a rememberance of the opening of the exhibition of the local history in 16th November 1973. By that time the institutional operation was ensured by the Culture House, and later on by the Social Club of Óbuda. Between 1990-93 the Collection was closed and was lying between existence and non-existence. This state was over by starting serious reconstruction works after which the Museum became an independent institution of the Óbuda-Békásmegyer Council. The exhibition of Local history which grew to a meaningful collection became a comprihensive Museum. Its different collections gained place in the environment of the most beautiful work of arts of the City, in the buildings of the Fő square in the 3rd district. The Flat Museum can be found under no. 4 in Fő square, in an 18th century Baroque building. This a folk art collection of Zsigmond Kun. The collection is exhibited – pottery, textiles, carvings, furniture – about a thousend objects in all. Maria Kresz give detailed professional description of this in her study in the publication of the Museum Regions and Era, in English.

Address
III. Főtér 1.
Tel.: 388-2534
Opening Hours
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Friday: 14.00-18.00
Saturday, Sunday: 10.00-18.00