Budapest is a city full of museums for all tastes. On this page, we will describe the most “normal” museums where tourists drop by. In the museum descriptions, you can read about the permanent exhibitions of the museum, and sometimes we will also review the temporary exhibitions in the same museum.
According to a definition, a museum is “a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.” As you come to Budapest we would like you to go home with more knowledge than when you came, and a place of gaining such knowledge is in a museum (or maybe a guided tour with us).
Nice things to know about the museums in Budapest
- Most museums have free entrance on national holidays.
- Some museums have free entrance to the permanent exhibition, while you have to pay for the temporary exhibitions.
- Do not forget to bring your student card, it normally gives you a very good discount.
Museums in Budapest
Southeast Asian Gold Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
Natural History Museum
Museum of Ethnography
Museum of Applied Arts
Hungarian National Museum
Museum of Military History
Budapest History Museum