Museum of Ethnography

Hungarian folk traditions in a Neo-Renaissance palace

Museum of Ethnography

Why visit: Hungarian culture, folk traditions, the beautiful architecture of the building

The grandiose Neo-Renaissance palace that houses the Museum of Ethnography (Néprajzi Múzeum) was built between 1893 and 1896 for the Supreme Court. The staircase and the richly decorated walls along with the ceiling art alone are well worth the visit. The museum's permanent exhibition, "The Traditional Culture of the Hungarian People", features about 3,000 items. Hungarian folk traditions from different eras, clothes, handicrafts, every day items, manuscripts, bridal dresses, folk music recordings and much more are on display. Besides the Hungarian finds the museum also features collections of European furniture, ceramics and textiles.

The history of the Museum of Ethnography dates back to 1872, when it was established as part of the Hungarian National Museum. It became an independent institution in 1947.

Getting to the Museum of Ethnography:
The museum is located in Kossuth tér, opposite the Parliament Building. Take the Subway (M2) to Kossuth tér, or Streetcar No. 2, which runs along the Pest riverfront and has a stop at Kossuth tér.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Entrance fees:
Adult: HUF 1,000
Child & senior: HUF 500

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