Budapest Travel Guide

Hungarian National Museum

Hungarian National Museum

In Hungary, as elsewhere, the concept of museums evolved from the ideas of the Enlightenment and the Reformation, in conjunction with the demand for the establishment of an independent nation-state.

The National Museum was founded by Ferenc Széchényi in 1802. His goals were to collect the works of art which represented national heritage values, to conserve them, and to make them accessible to the general public.

The Museum was constructed in a Classicist style between 1837 and 1847, based on the design of Mihály Pollack.


Attraction: The Hungarian National Museum, (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum)

Country: Hungary

City: Budapest

Location: Pest, VIII. district

Transport: M3 Kálvin tér or M2 Astoria

Address: Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14-16.

Phone: 1/338-2122



Open: Tue-Sun 10-18


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