The Hungarian National Museum is located between Astoria and Kalvin Tér, and it is a beautiful classicist building built in the middle of the 19th century. It has been an important building throughout history, and one of the most important moments was March 23, 1848, when Sandor Petõfi read the national song. This is said to be one of the important moments in the revolt of 1848-1849.
Earlier the Royal Crown of Hungary was kept in the National Museum, but that can be found in the Hungarian Parliament nowadays. Among the Permanent Exhibitions in the museum you can find: “Roman Lapidary”, “History of Hungary from the foundation of the state to 1990 Middle Ages”, “Modern and Contemporary History”, “Scholar Hungarians who made the 20th century”, “On the East-West frontier: History of the people of the Hungarian lands from 400.000 BC to 804 AD”, “Medieval and Early Modern Lapidary” and “The coronation mantle”.
Hungarian National Museum
1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14-16.
10 a.m to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays
Hungarian National Museum news
- Robert Capa exhibition at the National Museum August 26, 2013
- Ancient burial masks at the National Museum July 20, 2013