Budapest – Museums

Ethnographic Museum

This national museum was founded in 1872 by the Ethnographic Department of the Hungarian National Museum. The museum houses a collection of Hungarian folk objects from the 19th century and includes a variety of pieces from everyday life. This includes pottery, costumes, boats and furniture, as well as a model of a kitchen and a church from 1900. Most items are from Upper Hungary as well as Transylvania.


Budapest History Museum

Located at the Buda Castle, this museum focuses on the history of the city over a 2,000 period. Items on display include various photos, furniture, tools, clothes, books, graphics and more. The exhibits display the unique life of both Buda and Pest pre-unification of the cities. Admission is free of charge during public holidays and the museum is open year-round with special operating hours during the Christmas Season.