Famous Museums in Budapest

The museums in Budapest give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Budapest with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Budapest. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Budapest.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Budapest.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Budapest:

  1. Budapest Pinball Museum

    4.8 (2629 Votes)
    Budapest Pinball Museum

    Museum, Entertainment, Games

    Budapest Pinball Museum is one of the most frequented attractions in Budapest. The love for pinball machines is widespread in the world. Be it in local fairs or high end gaming zones or even simply on your computer, pinball has always been preferred by people of almost all ages. The man who’s behind the Budapest Pinball museum fell in love with the idea of pinball machines in a very simil...Read more
  2. Miniversum

    4.7 (3462 Votes)

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The second thing that somebody wants to do after planning a visit to Budapest is fit in Vienna in the plan. Unfortunately, more often than not that does not end up happening. But with Miniversum, you can have a little of Vienna, infact a little of Austria and even Germany experience. It is one of the most gigantic sets of models laid out for you to get an experience of the best of places in Bud...Read more
  3. House Of Terror

    4 (1321 Votes)
    House Of Terror

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The house of terror museum is a member of the platform of European Memory and Conscience and is looked after by Dr Mária Schmidt today. It was opened in the year 2000 and is dedicated to the victims of fascism and communism. The site of the building is very important as many were killed, tortured, interrogated during this time in the past building of the House of terror museum. It also c...Read more
  4. Dohany Street Synagogue

    4.3 (2186 Votes)
    Dohany Street Synagogue

    Architecture , Specialty Museum, Synagogue

    The Great Central Synagogue and the National Jewish Museum are both housed in the same building. Initially the Synagogue was housed here and later in 1931, the museum was added. The building is in the shape of twin towers and after the restoration that took place in 1930, it has become all the more glorious. Jews have had a very painful past in Budapest, specially after the German invasion. The...Read more
  5. Aquincum

    History Museum, Specialty Museum

    The Aquincum Museum is definitely an interesting site to visit in Budapest. The museum houses the amazing archeological artifacts from the ancient Roman city of Aquinicum. The museum has some amazing relics from the era on display. You can also see the actual site of excavation outdoors. From the plumbing system to the art of the period, some extremely valuable artifacts can be found here. A vi...Read more
  6. Museum Of Applied Arts

    4.3 (88 Votes)
    Museum Of Applied Arts Image

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Exhibition

    Apart from being the third oldest Applied Arts museum in the world, this museum is also the most coveted museum for applied arts in Hungary. The Hungarian Parliament thought of establishing this place in the year 1872. The collection here does not only boast of some amazing quality Hungarian artwork but also historical and contemporary art work collected from the rest of the World. There is a c...Read more
  7. Ethnographic Museum

    4.4 (87 Votes)
    Ethnographic Museum


    The Ethnographic Museum in Hungary is one of the oldest museums in the city. Even though it separated from the National Museum in the year 1947, it has done a great job in maintaining its distinct identity. It moved to its building in Kossuth Square in the same year and has displayed various interesting objects ever since. There are objects from Romania and Slovakia here which have added the Hu...Read more
  8. Budapest History Museum

    4.2 (136 Votes)
    Budapest History Museum

    History Museum

    Budapest Historical Museum is easily one of the best museums that give an insight into the history of Budapest through the medium of extremely simple mediums, documentations and artefacts. This museum basically is an archaeologist's delight for various reasons. It has ruins and excavations from the old times of Buda, Pest and Obuda- the three cities that make up Budapest. Some of the artefacts ...Read more
  9. Underground Railway Museum

    Specialty Museum

    The first subway line that came up in the whole of Central Europe actually started in Budapest. It started in the year 1896 and hence Budapest shares a very enriching history of Railways. In the Underground Railway Museum, you can come across this line as well as the first line that transported Franz Joseph during the famous Millennium’s underground opening. Through the medium of photos a...Read more
  10. Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum And Research Centre

    Specialty Museum

    Liszt Ferenc has had quite an influence on Budapest. There are quite a lot of places that are completely dedicated to the famous museum. This place is actually a reconstruction of his last residence. This is the first floor of the Old Academy of Music where he resided from the year 1881-1886. This place gives an insight into his old life and what he went through in the last years of his life. H...Read more
  11. Hungarian Railway History Park

    Specialty Museum

    The Hungarian Railway Museum was the first interactive railway museum of Europe. The foundation stone of this idea was laid in the year 1999. It was opened to the public for the first time in the year 2000 and was spread over an area of 70,000 square meters. Today it comprises of about 50 engines, more than 30 of which are restored and about 12 are operational. There is also a huge stock of rai...Read more
  12. Museum Of Military History

    Military Museum

    Military History Museum is a complete delight for someone who wants to explore the defense history of Hungary. The artefacts kept here in the Military History museum actually date back to the ones that were used in the revolution of 1848-1849. You are sure to be exploring a lot more in about the defence of that time through the flags, uniforms, weaponries and various military documents that hel...Read more
  13. Ludwig Muzeum Budapest - Kortars Muveszeti Muzeum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum

    The Ludwig Muzeum was actually a collection belonging to Peter and Irene Ludwig. They collected various paintings from Hungary as well as the rest of the World and gave it place under one roof in this museum. Their main aim was to build the gap between art of East and West. There are art works from the 60s and 70s from the genre of Eastern European Avant Garde that are sure to give you a taste ...Read more
  14. Semmelweis Museum Of Medical History


    This place is named after Ignac Semmelweis and the location of this museum is actually his birthplace. The museum of Medical history offers an insight into the ever changing world of Medical and how far has it come ever since the pre historic times. At this museum you will come across a permanent exhibition which has various documents in writing as well as various instruments kept that have bee...Read more
  15. Hungarian Academy Of Sciences

    Science Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    Known as the most prestigious society of Hungary, this society is beautifully placed by the banks of Danube. The history of this academy dates back to the year 1825 where a lot of money was given to research on the important topics of science and soon after a group of scholars came together to research on the topics of science. The current name of the academy was arrived upon in the year 1845. ...Read more