The best museums in Hungary in 2021

These are the top 50 best museums in Hungary, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Hungary:

  1. Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum1

    Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

    The Hospital in the Rock in Budapest is a hospital-turned-memorial that serves as a grim reminder of the horrors of the war and of the suffering it brings upon the people. It was first opened in 1944 to serve as a hospital for wounded Hungarian civilians who were injured during airstrikes and, event
  2. Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden2

    Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden

    The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden has a history dating back to the 19th century. It is one of the oldest zoos in the world, as well as the oldest zoo in Hungary. The zoo spans an area of over 18 hectares of land and it is home to more than a thousand different animal species. It is located withi
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    Budapest Pinball Museum

    The Budapest Pinball Museum is a museum in the capital of Hungary that is solely dedicated to pinball. Visitors are allowed to try out all of the objects on display.
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  5. House of Terror Museum4

    House of Terror Museum

    The House of Terror Museum is a museum in Budapest that documents the grim legacy of the fascist and communist regimes, which have plundered Hungary in the past. It also serves as a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including the unfortunate souls, who lost their lives within the building it
  6. Holocaust Memorial Center5

    Holocaust Memorial Center

    The Holocaust Memorial Center is a renovated synagogue and museum in Budapest that dates back to the 20s and is devoted to Hungarian Jews that were killed in The Holocaust. Furthermore, the museum also mentions the discrimination and killings of Gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled.
  7. Hungarian National Museum6

    Hungarian National Museum

    The Hungarian National Museum is a historical museum that is the oldest of its kind in Hungary. The museum documents the history of Hungary from the prehistoric age till the modern era. The museum has a number of permanent exhibitions on display, which explain the history of Hungary in a chronologic
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  9. Hungarian National Gallery7

    Hungarian National Gallery

    The Hungarian National Gallery is a museum in Budapest that is housed in the Buda Castle and was established in 1957 as the national art museum. The museum holds and displays a collection that includes Medieval, Renaissance, Gothic art, and Baroque Hungarian art, as well as wood altars from the 15th
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  11. Aeropark Budapest9

    Aeropark Budapest

  12. Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives10

    Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

    The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives first opened in 1916 and features a collection of Jewish artefacts from all across Hungary. It tells the tale of the Jewish people, of their religion, and traditions. The museum has survived the Nazi rule over Hungary, and was reopened again in 1947. It is co
  13. Tropicarium - Oceanarium11

    Tropicarium - Oceanarium

    The Tropicarium - Oceanarium is something between an aquarium and a zoo where visitors can explore a tropical rainforest as well as huge tanks with sharks (including an underwater tunnel) and exotic fish. The Tropicarium - Oceanarium is located in a shopping center.
  14. Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center12

    Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center

    The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center is a museum and art gallery in Budapest that houses the greatest surviving collection of the world-famous Hungarian photographer Robert Capa. Capa was a Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist and is by some considered to be the greatest combat
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  16. Zwack Museum and Visitor Center13

    Zwack Museum and Visitor Center

    The Zwack Museum and Visitor Center tells the story of Zwack Unicum, an aperitif made from 40 herbs and spices as well as the family responsible for it. Two centuries ago royal physician to the Habsburg Emperor Dr. Zwack invented the bitter drink. Furthermore, the museum and visitor centre holds a c
  17. Victor Vasarely Museum14

    Victor Vasarely Museum

    The Vasarely Museum, affiliated to the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, is holding the largest and most comprehensive collection of Victor Vasarely's body of work outside of France. The permanent exhibition of Vasarely's works is based on his artistic development, which is showcased in a chronologi
  18. Hungarian Railway Museum15

    Hungarian Railway Museum

    The Hungarian Railway Museum or Hungarian Railway History Park is a railway museum and park in Budapest located at a former railway station and workshop of the Hungarian State Railways. The park covers more than 70,000 square meters and features all kinds of railway equipment, such as passenger cars
  19. Museum of Military History16

    Museum of Military History

    The Military History Museum (Museum of Military History) is a museum in Budapest that holds and displays a collection of historical weapons, uniforms, flags, maps and objects from the time of the Turkish wars, from the 16th century to the modern age. The museum's weapons collection alone now contain
  20. Museum of Hungarian Agriculture17

    Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

    The Museum of Hungarian Agriculture (The Hungarian Agricultural Museum) is a museum in Budapest that is housed in the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest. Its collection aims to present the history of Hungarian agriculture.
  21. Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art18

    Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art

    The Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art collects international and Hungarian art, and displays artworks from the past 50 years that have been collected by Peter and Irene Ludwig.
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  23. Museum of Ethnography19

    Museum of Ethnography

    The Ethnographic Museum is a national museum in Budapest that is housed in a building that was originally built by Alajos Hauszmann for the Ministry of Justice. The Museum of Ethnography holds a collection that comprises around 200,000 items, 140,000 Hungarian and 60,000 foreign. In addition to trad
  24. Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum20

    Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

    The Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum is a museum in Budapest dedicated to Liszt Ferenc (Franz Liszt), a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger and organist of the Romantic era. In the museum visitors can learn about his life and work which displays his belongings, music
  25. Underground Railway Museum21

    Underground Railway Museum

    The Underground Railway Museum, also sometimes called the Millennium Museum is a museum in Budapest that is dedicated to the history of Budapest's underground. The museum was opened in 1975 and is located within the Deák Ferenc tér metro station. Inside the museum, a station was recreated in style o
  26. Palace of Wonders22

    Palace of Wonders

    The Palace of Wonders, also known as the Center of Scientific wonders aims to show the beauty of science and technology to the general public. Highlights are the 9D and 5D movies, and its magnetic field. Since 2017, the Palace of Wonders has a 5000 m2 scientific entertainment center with over 250 ga
  27. Hungarian Natural History Museum23

    Hungarian Natural History Museum

    The Hungarian Natural History Museum (The Hungarian Museum of Natural Sciences, MTTM or NHMUS) is a natural history museum in Budapest. Founded in 1802, the museum is Europe's third-oldest natural history museum, and with its approximately 10 million exhibits is also considered one of its largest. T
  28. Hall of Art24

    Hall of Art

    The Hall of Art in Budapest is an exhibition building on Budapest's Heroes' Square, built to the design of the architects Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herczog and inaugurated in December 1895. Opposite the Kunsthalle is the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum), designed by the same team of arc
  29. Semmelweis Museum of Medical History25

    Semmelweis Museum of Medical History

    Semmelweis Museum of Medical History (The Semmelweis Medical Museum) is a museum in Budapest housed in the house where Dr. Semmelwies was born in. Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician of ethnic-German ancestry, now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. With its collection of medical to
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  31. Budakeszi Wildlife Park26

    Budakeszi Wildlife Park

  32. House of Hungarian Art Nouveau27

    House of Hungarian Art Nouveau

    The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau is an Art Noveau mansion in Budapest that showcases the bourgeoise past of Budapest.
  33. Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum28

    Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum

    The Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum is a museum in Budapest that features a reconstruction of an alchemist's lab, as well as original Renaissance and Baroque pharmaceutics. There are also always new temporary exhibitions taking place in addition to the permanent one.
  34. Kiscell Museum29

    Kiscell Museum

    The Kiscell Museum is a museum in Budapest that is dedicated to the city: its art, its schools, its fashion. Anything and everything that helps form the unique genius loci of the place.
  35. Museum of Music History30

    Museum of Music History

    The Museum of Music History is a museum in Budapest that collects and displays objects related to Hungarian and European music history, including manuscripts, letters, photographs, musical instruments, and legacies of famous composers and musicians.
  36. Roth Miksa Memorial House31

    Roth Miksa Memorial House

    The Roth Miksa Memorial House in Budapest was the home of Róth Miksa, the internationally well-known Hungarian mosaicist and stain glass artist responsible for making mosaic and stained glass prominent art forms in Hungarian art.
  37. Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism32

    Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism

    The Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism is a museum in Budapest that holds a collection of approximately 60 000 pieces, which can be categorized into three main thematic groups: certificates and documents in the archives, business materials, and various promotional materials.
  38. Varfok Gallery33

    Varfok Gallery

    The Várfok Gallery is a gellary in Budapest that is one of the first private galleries specializing in contemporary art. Its aim is to represent well-known Hungarian and foreign known artists as well as new and young artists, organize exhibitions and organize guided tours.
  39. Foundry Museum34

    Foundry Museum

    The Foundry Museum (Öntödei Múzeum) is a museum in Budapest. It is a branch museum of the Hungarian Museum of Technology and Transport. The Foundry Museum features several permanent exhibitions, including: The original Ganz factory's crumbs equipment, Memories of the life of Ganz Abraham, Domestic m
  40. Fairy Tale Museum35

    Fairy Tale Museum

    The Fairy Tale Museum (Mesemúzeum) in Budapest features a visitor space that is home to theatre, shadow and puppet shows created or enjoyed by the children; drama coaching and creative workshops are also held here. These are orientated towards a visual approach to fairytales (drawing, painting, pupp
  41. Petőfi Literary Museum36

    Petőfi Literary Museum

    The Petőfi Literary Museum (Petofi Literary Museum) is a museum in Budapest named after Sándor Petőfi who was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary and is considered Hungary's national poet. He was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. The museum aims to promote classical
  42. Kassák Museum37

    Kassák Museum

    The Lajos Kassák Memorial Museum (Kassák Museum) is a museum in Budapest that is devoted to the Hungarian poet, novelist, painter, essayist, editor, theoretician of the avant-garde, and occasional translator Lajos Kassák. The museums exhibits his literary and fine art work in a permanent exhibition
  43. Galeria Centralis38

    Galeria Centralis

    The Galeria Centralis is both an integral part and an extension of the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives. The exhibition hall provides additional space for reflection on the nature of the archive and the documents, bringing into question the relationship between the past and the present,
  44. Nagytétény Castle Museum39

    Nagytétény Castle Museum

    Nagytétény Palace or Száraz-Rudnyánszky Palace is the furniture museum of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. The Nagytétény Castle Museum features an applied arts exhibition with artifacts of Hungarian and foreign furniture-making in a historical context with contemporary carpets, stoves and ce
  45. Geological Museum40

    Geological Museum

    The Geological Museum in Budapest is a museum that hosts exhibitions related to Geology.
  46. Ady Endre Emlékmúzeum41

    Ady Endre Emlékmúzeum

    The Ady Endre Emlékmúzeum is a museum in Budapest that is dedicated to the turn-of-the-century Hungarian poet and journalist Endre Ady. The museum exhibits objects related to him.
  47. TIT Budapesti Planetárium42

    TIT Budapesti Planetárium

    The TIT Budapesti Planetarium is a planetarium in Budapest. The planetarium building features a circular dome with a diameter of 23 meters. It has a size of 1000 square meters.
  48. Zoltán Kodály Memorial Museum and Archives43

    Zoltán Kodály Memorial Museum and Archives

    The Zoltán Kodály Museum is a museum in Budapest that is dedicated to one of the most important Hungarian composers of the 20th century. The museum was opened in 1990 and occupies the place where the musician lived and worked from 1924 until his death in 1967. The museum contains three rooms preserv
  49. Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts44

    Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

    The Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts is a musuem in Budapest that showcases the beauty of Asian art and culture. The museum was founded in 1919 by Ferenc Hopp, after whom it is named. Hopp was a travelling enthusiast, who brought with him from his journeys many magnificent Asian works of art. The
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    Imre Varga Collection

    The Imre Varga Collection is a museum that is dedicated to the renowned Hungariansculptor, painter, designer and graphic artist Imre Varga. The musuem holds and displays a collection of his sketches, work materials and statues.
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    Postal Museum

    The Postal Museum (Post Museum) in Budapest holds a collection that started in 1881 from the inventory of the National Finance Office and the Central Telegraph Storage, consisting mostly of items related to telegraph history. Later the collection got expanded with postal related objects, telephone r
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    Postal Stamp Museum

    The Postal Stamp Museum is a musuem in Budapest that was opened to the public in 1930, on the ninth floor of the building of General Postal Direction on Krisztina Road, but was later moved to the newly completed post office in the 7th district, designed by Gyula Rimanóczy, in 1939. The exhibition ha
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    House of Royal Wines and Cellar Museum

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    Customs and Tax History Museum

    The Customs and Tax History Museum is a musuem in Budapest that hosts 2 permanent exhibitions: the Hungarian Financial Guard Historical Exhibition and the Hungarian Tax History Exhibition. The former presents the history of Customs and Finance Guard and its predecessors in chronological order. The l
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    Marzipan Museum


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