Hungarian National Museum

Local nameMagyar Nemzeti Múzeum
LocationPalotanegyed, Budapest, Magyarország

This historical museum is the oldest of its kind in the entire country. A must-see for every history buff, it documents the history of Hungary from the prehistoric age till the modern era.

The museum has a number of permanent exhibitions on display, which explain the history of Hungary in a chronological fashion. Look forward to seeing a plethora of fascinating archaeological finds and historical mementos here - be it a 14 000 years old decorated moose ulna, or a beautiful rosetta necklace, that was all the rage amongst young women in the 19th century. There is also a separate exhibition devoted to the Hungarian royal mantle.

If you already know the permanent exhibitions by heart, no need to despair. Every few months there is a new temporary exhibition, so there is always something to look forward to. The topics of these exhibitions vary much more, too, so be prepared to learn more about anything from the ways of life of the Protestant community to the impact of Reformation on Christiandom.

Although the majority of the information in the museum is available in English, too, some remains in Hungarian only. If possible, bring a Hungarian friend to translate for you.

Tags Budapest CardHistory MuseumArchaeological MuseumPaidNational MuseumWheelchair AccessibleMuseum
Download Download See more
Budapest Card from 22 USD

Opening hours

Closed on Jan 1, Dec 24-26. For more information concerning possible closures, please visit the official website.


Full-price ticket: 2600 HUF
Youth (6 - 26), seniors (62+): 1300 HUF
Children (under 6), seniors (70+): free

Free entry with a Budapest Card.

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +36 1 338 2122

Address Múzeum körút 14-16, 1088 Budapest, Hungary

Coordinates 47°29'28.267" N 19°3'46.56" E

Tours and activities: Hungarian National Museum

Budapest Card

from 22 USD

Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour Of Budapest

from 253 USD

Private Budapest Sightseeing Tour: Royal Castle, Heroes Square, Chain Bridge

from 206 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now