If you know when to go, you can explore Budapest’s stunning museums without spending a penny. We’ll tell you how.

Bank holidays (March 15th, August 20th, and October 23rd) mean free entry to Budapest's museums for everyone, but these are not the only days you can enjoy exhibitions without paying. Children under 6 and seniors over 70 can visit museums free of charge year-round. Journalists also have free access with a valid press pass. The same goes for teachers from the European Economic Area (EEA).

Speaking of the EEA, citizens of these countries who are under 26 can visit museums for free several times a year. Additionally, children under 18 can enter museums for free on specific days and can bring up to two companions at no extra cost. And the city pass Budapest Card also includes free museum visits.

We have rounded up the dates and details you need to know:

Always free: 

First Saturday of each month

  • Óbudai Museum (if you are a 3rd district resident, entry is always free)

Third Saturday of each month:

Last Saturday of each month:

First Sunday of each month:

Third Sunday of each month:

Fourth Sunday of each month:

One weekend of each month:

(Cover photo: Medgyesi Milán - We Love Budapest)