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Hungarian Natural History Museum

The Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest houses the largest natural history collections of Hungary and the region. Departments of Anthropology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Geology and Paleontology, and the Library are housed in the museum. Furthermore, the bird and mammal collections of the Zoology department, the Molecular Genetics Lab, Paleontological Research Group and the Animal Ecology Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences/Hungarian Natural History Museum are also found here. The Museum publishes several books and four periodicals including Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae. The museum is open 10:00–18:00 every day except for Tuesday.

For more information and enquiries please contact Hungarian Natural History Museum, 1088 Budapest Múzeum körút 14, Hungary, Tel: +36 1 338 2122, E-mail:

Hungarian Natural History Museum, Ludovika Academy

Hungarian Natural History Museum, Ludovika Academy
Photograph © Zoltan Korsos

Museum of Applied Arts

The Museum of Applied Arts is a museum in Budapest, Hungary. This Art Nouveau building was built between 1893 and 1896 to the plans of Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos. It is one of the most characteristic and most representative forms of Lechner's Hungarian architectural style, first of all appearing in the Hungarian folk ceramics, including Zsolnay pottery and majolica, also showing Islamic and Hindu motifs (another example of this style is the Geological Institute not far from City Park). It is located near the southern end of the Grand Boulevard in Ferencváros and it can be reached on metro line 3.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museum of Applied Arts, 1091 Budapest, Üllői 33-37, Tel: +36 1 456 5107, E-mail:

Museum of Applied Arts

Museum of Applied Arts
Photograph © misibacsi

Geological Museum

The Geological Museum of Budapest is the main museum on geology in Hungary. It is located at the Stefánia utca in the western part of Pest. The building was originally the home of the Hungarian Geological Society, which was established in 1869. The building was designed by Ödön Lechner in 1896. It still houses the Geological Institute of Hungary. Its collection consists of minerals, prehistoric footprints, general info on Hungarian geology and its history, and an exhibition dedicated to the building's architect, Ödön Lechner.

For more information and enquiries please contact Geological Museum of Hungary, Stefánia utca 14, Budapest, Pest 1143, Hungary, Tel: (36-1) 251 0999, E-mail:

Geological Museum

Geological Museum Budapest
Photograph © Gvarady

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is a museum in Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary, facing the Palace of Art. The museum's collection is made up of international art (other than Hungarian), including all periods of European art, and comprises more than 100,000 pieces. The collection is made up of various older additions such as those from Buda Castle, the Esterházy and Zichy estates, as well as donations from individual collectors. The Museum's collection is made up of six departments: Egyptian, Antique, Old sculpture gallery, Old painter gallery, Modern collection, Graphics collection. The institution celebrated its centenary in 2006.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Dózsa György út 41, 1146 Budapest, Pf. 463, H-1396 Budapest 62, Tel: +36 1 469 7100, E-mail:

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Transport Museum of Budapest

The Transport Museum of Budapest is one of Europe’s oldest transportation collections. This museum has a unique collection of locomotives and wagons on a 1:5 scale. The models represent a wide range of railway technology. The museum shows also a locomotive and wagon in real size with a railway station of the 1900s. Also exhibited is the history of road traffic: horse-drawn and machine-driven vehicles, road and bridge building with a collection of old cars, motorcycles and bicycles. As well as the history of sailing. Sailing from the prehistoric ages; the history of Hungarian boat manufacturing, showed by models.

For more information and enquiries please contact Transport Museum of Budapest, 11 Városliget körút, XIV Budapest, Tel: (06-1) 273-38-40

Transport Museum of Budapest

Transport Museum of Budapest

Hungarian National Gallery

The Hungarian National Gallery, was established in 1957 as the national art museum. It is located in Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. Its collections cover Hungarian art in all genres, including the many twentieth-century Hungarian artists who worked in Paris and other locations in the West. The exhibitions of the museum are divided into medieval and renaissance stone sculptures, gothic art in wood, late Gothic altars, Renaissance and baroque arts, 19th and 20th-century painting, photography, sculpture, and graphic art and prints and contemporary art.

For more information and enquiries please contact Buda Palace, Buildings A, B, C, D, H-1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2, H-1250 Budapest, P.O. Box 31., Hungary, Tel: +36 20 4397 325 or +36 20 4397 331, E-mail:

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