Museums & Galleries
From featuring outstanding collections of Hungarian masterpieces, introducing history of arts of Europe to showcasing contemporary artworks and hosting international exhibitions, everyone can find a museum for their artistic taste
The National Museum presents one of the most important exhibition of all museums in Budapest. It aims to introduce the past of the residents of the Carpathian Basin, as well as the history of Hungarian nation. Here you can explore the thousand-year Hungarian history, all the way from the foundation of the state to the 20th century. In addition to showcasing treasures of Hungarian nation, the museum is also a place where significant events took place in the Hungarian Revolution, 1848. Since then, the National Museum became a symbol as the Hungarian national freedom.
Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts is recognised as the largest museum in Hungary. The collection of the museum features international masterpieces of artworks and sculpture of Europe as well as introducing outstanding artworks of historical Hungary. The museum owns a rich collection of antiquities, master paintings, sculptures and drawings. After the reconstruction project, the museum is proud to present the renovated Romanesque-style Hall. With its rich paintings, impressive wall decorations and detailed ornamentation it provides a breath taking experience for all visitors.
Budapest History Museum
Stated in the Buda Royal Palace, Budapest History Museum displays the archaeological and historical monuments of the Hungarian Capital. From the Hungarian Conquest to the end of Turkish occupation, numerous objects presents the ancient past of the Hungarian land. A special mission of the Museum is to introduce the history of Buda Castle and the remaining memories of the formal Royal residence to high standards.
Located in the noble building of Buda Royal Palace, the collection of National Art Gallery features the rise of fine arts of Hungary. Panel paintings, wooden and monument sculptures and the well-known masterpieces of the famous Hungarian artist Munkácsy, introduces the local artworks from the 14th to 20th century. The characteristic Dome of the Royal Palace is the highest point of the building offering a stunning view over the city.
House of Terror Museum
Located under Andrassy avenue 60., this bourgeois palace was an establishment of Socialist and Communist regimes in the 20th century. Thousands of innocent people were exposed to violence and suffering in this building. After the reconstruction works, the building became a monument to commemorate a memorial of the victims, who had been tortured, murdered and kept in prison during that time. The permanent exhibition presents the two significant terror regimes, and shows what life was like for Hungarians and how they fought for freedom and independence.