Hungarian National Museum

Museum

The Hungarian National Museum collects, preserves and presents historical relics of the Carpathian Basin and Hungary since 1802, when Count Ferenc Széchényi decided to donate his rich collections for the use of the Hungarian nation. The parliement called the nation to donate to the collection, and hundreds of donations made by citizens in the following decades. The dynamically developing collection soon outgrew the walls of the building, making it necessary to set up specialist museums. Two independent institutions were established: the Museum of Applied Arts in 1872, using parts of the National Museum’s collection and the Museum of Fine Arts in 1896, using part of its picture gallery.The Museums Law of 1949 created a separate Museum of Ethnography and a separate Museum of Natural Sciences, and established the Széchényi Library as a separate institution. The present pernament exhibiton allows the visitor to get an overview of the history of the Carpathian Basin and the Hungarian nation from prehistoric artefacts to 1989.

Opening hours

MonClosed
Tue10:00
20:00
Wed10:00
18:00
Thu10:00
18:00
Fri10:00
18:00
Sat10:00
18:00
Sun10:00
18:00
Buffet
Shop
Cloakroom
Family-friendly
Disabled-friendly
Free parking
WiFi
Bike storage