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Museum Festival – May Day of Museums

May 23 - May 24

front view of the National Museum's white facade

CANCELLED Due to Covid-19!


Hungarian National Museum and its renewed garden.

Address: Múzeum körút 14-16. district VIII.

Getting there: trams 47, 49, M3 (blue) metro Kálvin tér station

Opening Hours:

  • 23. May/Saturday.
  • 24. May/Sunday: museum garden: 09.00 – 22.00, museum: 10.00 – 18.00.

You can visit around 100 museums in Budapest at one place, in the garden of the National Museum, and get an insight into their

  • works,
  • exhibitions and
  • treasures.

Admission is free.

Programs –  Saturday, May 18.

10.00 – 11.00 – Concert of the Finance Officers’ Orchestra

11.30 – Veronaki Children’s Concert

14.30 – 15.30 – Concert – Valami Swing – hot jazz & cool swing

16.30 – Petruska EgySzemélyes Concert

18.00 – Kerekes Band – ethno funks, world, rock, folk music

19.00 – Street Carnival a la 80′-ies

Programs –  Sunday, May 19.

10.00 – The Orchestra of the Disaster Management plays

10.30 – Aerobic/Fitness with Alexandra Béres – as we did in the 80-ies

11.30 – Hahó Band Concert

14.00 – Canarro – Manouche Swing Concert

17.00 – VAN Movie Band

Works of Art Walk ’89

an open air cafe in the National Museum's gardenAn exhibit assembled from artworks of 30 museums inside the Hungarian National Museum highlights the most memorable moments of the change of regime era.

Themes of the Festival

  • Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition
  • 1989: Change of Regime in Hungary, the Fall of Communism

Lots of exhibits and activities for kids. You can also explore the museum building from basement to attic.

See also official website of the event!

The museum has a 1-hour English guiding every Thursday at 11.00 introducing the most famous items of its collection: coronation mantel of the Hungarian kings, outstanding treasures, beautiful historic clothes, famous musical instruments like the piano of Franz Liszt and Ludwid von Beethoven. Registration is required.

Tickets: 800 HUF.



May 23
May 24