Óbuda Museum

Óbuda & Buda Hills

Anchor tenant of the Zichy Mansion, where you’ll also find the Vasarely Museum, but with its own entrance on Fő tér, this wonderfully revamped museum contains a motley assortment of exhibits related to Óbuda’s past through three distinct periods: medieval, industrial and present day. Highlights include a 19th-century farmhouse kitchen from Békásmegyer, the output of master cooper Simon Tóbiás, and a vintage 1970s lakótelep (housing block) apartment interior.

Go upstairs for a wonderful exhibit on toys in history and some scary-looking dolls.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Óbuda & Buda Hills attractions

1. Vasarely Museum

0.04 MILES

Installed in the imposing Zichy Mansion (Zichy kastély), built in 1757, this renovated and rehung gallery contains some 150 works of Victor Vasarely (or…

2. Imre Varga Collection

0.12 MILES

This branch of the Budapest Gallery includes sculptures, statues, medals and drawings by Imre Varga (b 1923), one of Hungary’s foremost sculptors. Like…

3. Hungarian Museum of Trade & Tourism


This superb museum traces Budapest's catering and hospitality trade through the ages, including the dramatic changes after WWII, with restaurant items,…

4. Óbuda Synagogue

0.24 MILES

Next to the landmark Aquincum Hotel Budapest, the Óbuda Synagogue was built in 1821. For many years it housed Hungarian TV (MTV) sound studios because the…

5. Goldberger Textile Museum

0.37 MILES

This museum tells the story of Hungary's textile industry and that of the textile factory founded by Jewish entrepreneur Ferenc Goldberger in 1784, which…

6. Musical Well

0.47 MILES

Just north of the Japanese Garden, on a raised gazebo, is the revamped Musical Fountain. A replica of one in Marosvásárhely (now Târgu Mureș) in…

7. Japanese Garden

0.51 MILES

This attractive garden at the northwestern end of the island has koi fish and lily pads in its ponds, as well as bamboo groves, Japanese maples, dawn…

8. Roman Military Amphitheatre

0.63 MILES

Built in the 2nd century for the Roman garrisons, this amphitheatre, about 800m south of Flórián tér. It's not especially impressive but will give you an…