MAGYAR NEMZETI GALÉRIA
(Hungarian National Gallery)
- The finest collection of Hungarian painting.
- Unique Hungarian wood and stone sculpture treasures: gothic winged altars museum of stonework finds from the middle ages.
- Habsburg crypt. Regular musical programs: on Sundays at 11 a.m. chorus music in the Cupola. Every other Tuesday at 12 p.m. free Hungarian Radio Concerts. It can be found in the Buda Castle Palace.
Open-air exhibit of removed Communist statues and sculptures.
Location: 20th District, Balatoni út and Szabadkai út corner, by taxi or private car.
Hours: call 227-7446.
(Museum of Fine Arts)
Built in 1906 as Hungarian eclectic architecture outstanding composition. Its collection contains most of the country's famous works of art with pictures and drawings from the world's 38 bestknown painters. There are more than 120 000 pieces of artwork kept here. It can be found in the 6th district Hősök tere.
MAGYAR NEMZETI MÚZEUM
(Hungarian National Museum)
- The first (oldest) public museum and the largest in Hungary.
- A thorough exhibit on the history of Hungary.
- Museum, where The Coronation Mantle is guarded.
Location: 8th district, Múzeum körút 14÷18, take Blue Metro line or Tram 47 or 49 two stops to Kálvin tér from Deák tér, walk back a bit. With the statue of Arany János, the writer, sitting in front of it it cannot be missed.
Hours: see on page 49-51, http://origo.hnm.hu/english
BUDAPESTI TÖRTÉNETI MÚZEUM
(Historical Museum of Budapest)
- Ruins of the Middle Ages royal palace and castle chapel.
- Budapest life in the middle ages exhibits.
- Knight's Hall Gothic statue collection.
- Special programs (chamber music and musical children's plays)
on Sundays at 11:30. Hours: every day 10:00 to 18:00, closed on Tuesdays. It can be found in the Buda Castle Palace.
PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE
- Museum of Military History
- Museum of Hungarian Commerce and Catering Trade
- Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum
- Hungarian Scientific Academy's Music History Museum
- Karmelita courtyard (open air performances every summer)
(MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY)
History of Hungarian armory, uniforms, armor, weapons and battle scenes.
Exceptional visual value and some shocking surprises as well. Hussars, Cannons and much, much more.
Location: 1st District, Toth Arpad sétány 40, see item # 2 in Sights of Budapest for directions.
Hours: Apr. – Szept. 10 am to 6 pm, closed Mondays. Okt. – Mar. 10 am to 4 pm, closed Mondays.
MAGYAR MEZŐGAZDASÁGI MÚZEUM
(HUNGARIAN AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM)
(Capital Art Gallery)
The country's largest art exhibition hall since 1896. Renewed to its original beauty in 1995. It can be found in the 6th district Hősök tere.
MAGYAR TERMÉSZETTUDOMÁNYI MÚZEUM
(HUNGARIAN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM)
Shows man and nature in the Carpathian Basin throughout the ages.
Location: 8th District, Ludovika tér 6, off Üllôi út, near Blue Line Metro
Hours: 10am to 5 pm, closed on Tuesdays.
UNDERGROUND RAILWAY MUSEUM
A collection showing the development of Hungarian transportation instruments. It can be found in the 14th district Városliget. To get there: Metro 1 to Széchenyi fürdő or tram 1 to Kacsóh Pongrác út
(MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY)
Permanent and changing exhibits on local and world cultures.
Location: 5th District, across from Hungarian Parliament, near Red Line Metro Kossuth tér stop.
Hours: Mar. – Nov. 10am to 6pm, Dec.-Feb. 10am to 4pm.
(No. 37 on map)
MÁTYÁS TEMPLOM MÚZEUM
( MATTHIAS CHURCH MUSEUM)
PETŐFI IRODALMI MÚZEUM
(PETŐFI MUSEUM OF LITERATURE)
Personal effects and letters of great Hungarian writers.
Palace of the Károlyi family, renovated.
Location: 5th District, Károlyi M. utca 16, near Blue Line Metro Ferenciek tere stop
Hours: 10am to 4pm.
(ADY MEMORIAL MUSEUM)
Museum of Ady Endre, Hungarian Poet Laureate.
Small and romantic residence of the visionary whose image adorns the 500 Forint bill.
Location: 5th District, Veres Pálné
utca 4-6, near Blue Line Metro Ferenciek tere stop.
Hours: Mar.-Oct. Wed. to Sun. 10am to 6pm, Nov.-Feb. 10am- 4pm.
( MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS)
From handicrafts to mass produced antiques.
Rare, invaluable and unique items on display.
Secessionist style building,
Location: 9th District, Üllôi út 33-37, near Blue Line Metro Ferenc Körút stop.
Hours: 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Mondays.
(No. 36 on map)
(LUDWIG MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART )
International Contemporary Art from 1960s onwards.
Contemporary Hungarian Art in the 1990s.
Location: Royal Palace, Building A, Castle Hill, number 16 bus from Deák tér.
Hours: 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Mondays.
HOPP FERENC KELET-ÁZSIAI MŰVÉSZETI MÚZEUM
(FERENC HOPP MUSEUM OF EASTERN ASIATIC ARTS)
Relatively large private collection of rare Asian antique art.
Location: 6th District, Andrássy út 103, near Yellow Line Metro Bajza utca stop.
Hours: Call tel. # 322-8476.
Vast collection of the late great geometric artistís works.
Includes graphic works from his advertising years.
Location: 3rd District, Szentlélek tér 6, next to Árpád híd HÉV (Green Train Line departing from Red Metro Line Batthyány tér stop). Hours: Mar. 16 – Oct. 31 Tue.-Sat. 10am to 6pm, Nov. 1 – Mar. 15 Tue. – Sat. 10am-5pm.
(MUSIC HISTORY MUSEUM)
Well conserved musical instruments from various historical periods.
Musical culture and life in Hungary throughout the ages.
Location: 1st District, Táncsics Mihály utca 7, number 40 on map.
Hours: Mar. 15 – Nov. 15 Mon. 4pm to 8pm, Wed.-Sun. 10am-6pm, Nov. 16 – Mar. 14 Mon. 3pm-6pm, Wed.-Sun. 10am to 5pm.
(ZOLTÁN KODÁLY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE)
Some of his personal effects and original scores.
Location: 6th District, Kodály körönd 1, number 42 on map.
Hours: Open Wed. 10am-4pm, Thu.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-2pm.
Closed Mon. & Tue.
LISZT FERENC EMLÉKMÚZEUM
(FERENC LISZT MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND RESEARCH CTR.)
Interesting personal effects and research documents.
Location: 6th District, Vörösmarty utca 35.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm and Sat. 9am-5pm. Closed on Sunday.
BARTÓK BÉLA EMLÉKHÁZ
(BÉLA BARTÓK MEMORIAL HOUSE )
A glimpse into the life of a great musician.
Location: 2nd District, Csalán utca 29.
Hours: Call tel. # 394-4472.
Stamps, including some rare misprints and unique specimens.
Location: 7th District, Hársfa utca 47, ask your hotel receptionist for specific directions.
Hours: 10am-4pm. Call tel. # 341-5526 to confirm.
The history of Hungarian postal service in full display.
Location: 6th District, Andrássy út. 3, right outside Yellow Line Metro Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út. Stop.
Hours: 10am to 4pm.
(MUSEUM OF SPORT )
Memorabilia and more of the great Hungarian names in international sport.
Location: 14th District, Dózsa György út 3, ask hotel receptionist for specific location.
Hours: 10am-4pm. Closed on Friday.
DREHER SÖR MÚZEUM
Dreher Beer Museum
The mystery of brewing, throughout the centuries and the modern times. Might include films, train tour brew house, cellar and tasting (HUF. 200-1.200) Location: 1106 Bp. Jászberényi út 7-11. Hours: weekdays: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., weekends: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Iformation and registration: 432-9850 György Takács