Museum of Ethnography

The Museum of Ethnography can be found opposite the Hungarian Parliament, at the Kossuth Square. The building was originally built by Alajos Hauszmann for the Ministry of Justice, but in 1973 the Museum of Ethnography moved into it. Inside you can see grand staircases, classical columns of multi-coloured marble, stucco and gilt decorations and a huge ceiling fresco.

The permanent exhibition of the museum is called “Traditional Culture of the Hungarians.” Here you get to see how the life of the Hungarians were from the end of the 18th century until the breakout of the First World War. The museum lets you experience a bridal trousseau of a girl from Kalotaszentkirály and the church wedding of a couple from Kalotaszeg, presented in their actual settings. You will be shown folk art, folk customes and be introduced to life in the village and in the city. The museum has multimedia stations were you can see and learn even more, and there are always temporary exhibitions in addition to the permanent.

Museum of Ethnography

1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos Tér 12
10 a.m to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays

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