Hungarian National Museum
Former Hungarian Radio Headquarters
The recently renovated former Hungarian Radio headquarters was where shots were first fired on 23 October 1956.
Ervin Szabó Central Library
Southeast of the national museum is the main repository of Budapest’s public library system, with access to 930,000 books, 1000...
Hungarian Equestrian Tourism Association
The not-for-profit Hungarian Equestrian Tourism Association can provide you with a list of recommended riding schools within easy...
Magyar Rádió Marble Hall
This basement restaurant behind the Hungarian National Museum is stunningly designed and why wouldn’t it be? It’s in the neoclassical...
VIII Múzeum körút 14-16 · interesting places nearby
Hungarian National Museum information
The Hungarian National Museum houses the nation’s most important collection of historical relics in an impressive neoclassical building, purpose built in 1847. Exhibits trace the history of the Carpathian Basin from earliest times to the end of the Avar period, and the ongoing story of the Magyar people from the conquest of the basin to the end of communism. Don't miss King Stephen’s crimson silk coronation mantle and the Broadwood piano, used by both Beethoven and Liszt.
The museum was founded in 1802, when Count Ferenc Széchényi donated his personal collection of more than 20,000 prints, maps, manuscripts, coins and archaelogical finds to the state. Other highlights include Celtic gold and silver jewellery, a huge 2nd-century Roman mosaic and memorabilia from socialist times.