Museum of Ethnography
Museum of Ethnography Budapest: Hungarian culture, folk traditions
The Museum of Ethnography Budapest diverse collections house more than 200,000 ethnographic artefacts, as well as historical photographs, manuscripts, folk music recordings, films, and videos of both Hungarian and international cultural interest.
Majestically facing the Hungarian Parliament, this building is worth a visit, even if it didn’t house the largest museum dedicated to Hungarian ethnography.
The building in which the Museum of Ethnography is now housed was originally built by Alajos Hauszmann. As such, its grand style and richly ornamented interior reflect the majestic and powerful place Hungary's government occupied in Europe at the time. Sitting opposite the Parliament in Kossuth tér, its grand, stone-clad facade is ornamented with columns and statuary, and above, with a three-horse chariot holding the figure of the guiding spirit of the enlightenment.
The museum closed in 2017 due to a move to City Park. The new building of the museum will open in 2022.
1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 12
Permanent Exhibitions: Adults: HUF 1000, Students, Seniors from EU: HUF 500
Museum is closed. Will reopen in 2022.
Metro: line 2– Station: Kossuth Lajos tér
Tram: Nr 2 – Stop: Kossuth Lajos tér