The Museum of Ethnography (Néprajzi Múzeum) is a national museum in Budapest, opposite to the Parliament, in the 5th District Kossuth Square. The Museum started as a part of the collections of the National Museum and through the dedicated work and collections of many amateur and professional ethnographers grew to be a museum in its own right. The growing popularity of ethnography received a significant boost by the Ethnographic Village in the City Park of Budapest, which was created for the 1896 Millennial Festivities. Its permanent exhibition is the The Folk Culture of the Hungarians. This is one of the earliest ethnographic museums in Europe.