Hungarian National Museum, Budapest

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Stroll through the garden where Sandor Petofi is said to have recited the national song during the Revolution of 1848 on your visit to Hungarian National Museum, a symbol of national freedom. Learn about the history of the country through exhibits on archeology, prehistoric times, the Avar period, and the modern era. Be sure to explore the extensive exhibit on Medieval and Early Modern stone inscriptions and carvings. Note that if you would like to take pictures in the museum, you must purchase a photo pass when you buy your admission ticket. Our Budapest trip planner makes visiting Hungarian National Museum and other Budapest attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • In a beautiful neoclassical palace surrounded by a pleasant garden in the heart of the city, a gigantic panorama that goes from prehistory to the end of the communist period... you can spend hours there (but, to read the explanations, it is desirable to understand English, in the absence of magyar!). Really interesting for those who want to understand a little about the country he visits, he testifies (like many other places in Budapest) of a concern for re-enactment aimed at making the past present. Arranged chronologically, it presents beautiful objects, including the coronation mantle, Byzantine silk masterpiece and the stunning treasure of Seuso, named after its rich owner, 14 sumptuous pieces of silverware from the end of the Roman Empire discovered less than 50 years ago, hidden in a copper cauldron near Lake Balaton (68.5 kg of silver!) and recently repatriated to Hungary, as well as many objects of daily life that allow to evoke the different periods. As some contributors point out, it is true that the Nazi period is not very detailed, but it is present. Admission is free for European citizens over 70 or, for the older ones, with the Budapest Card. I, for one, met only friendly and helpful guards.
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  • We spent several hours here and only saw parts of what was displayed. I found it amazing to see how people lived so many years ago. The amount of silver, jewels, weapons, so beautifully displayed and ...  more »
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  • The content is AMAZING. But the staff are all miserable. Could have done with some guidance on which ways to go around the place, I walked into a dead end.....while some old woman watched me do so, didn't even try and tell me nothing was that way. But alas, it has an excellent retelling of Hungarian history. Right back to caveman times. Very interesting indeed.
  • We came here in February, our third visit as we come here every time we visit Budapest, this time around we were over with loads of friends and family for our wedding and so came in as a large group. Everyone at Museum were so friendly and accommodating of our needs as we all needed to arrive at different times. The food here is always a highlight for me and my husband but every one of our guests were also raving about it! It's all very rich, traditional Hungarian food so a must if you want some authentic food. The restaurant itself is proper old school and beautiful, you feel like you are transported back in time. The service is also impeccable, very attentive. Upon leaving the restaurant this time round the manager gifted my husband and I a lovely bottle of wine to take home as a wedding gift, a very thoughtful touch and a lovely end to the night. Highly recommended for a special meal whilst in Budapest.
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