Hungarian National Museum

Hungarian National Museum information

Location
Budapest , Hungary
Address
VIII Múzeum körút 14-16
Getting there
Bus: 47, 49
Metro: M3/4 Kálvin tér
More information
www.hnm.hu
Prices
adult/concession 1600/800Ft
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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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.