A must-see for locals and tourists keen on history, the Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) stands on the boulevard that takes its name, Múzeum körút. Founded in the early 1800s, set up in this grandiose Neo-Classical landmark from the 1840s, the National Museum played its own part in Hungarian history when patriotic poet Sándor Petőfi instigated the 1848 Revolution by reading out his Nemzeti dal on these very steps. Today the museum offers a chronological walk through Hungarian history, archaeological, historical and ethnic relics illustrating the changing face of the Carpathian Basin over the centuries. The urban history of Budapest brings the capital into sharper focus. Look out for the temporary exhibitions – these recently featured the controversial Seuso Treasure of silverware from the late Roman era.

Events here


Hungarian Bride Exhibition

Thursday, 14 December 2023 - Sunday, 25 August 2024

Step into the world of stunning wedding dresses and romantic—or even quirky—love stories at the Hungarian National Museum's temporary exhibition.


Kertész / Copies

Saturday, 22 June 2024 - Sunday, 22 September 2024

At the Hungarian National Museum, you can trace the footsteps of the young André Kertész through a selection of his vintage shots taken before 1925.