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Museum Festival – May Day of Museums

May 19 - May 20

Date: May 19 – 20./Saturday-Sunday

front view of the National Museum's white facadeVenue: Hungarian National Museum and its neighbourhood, Múzeum körút 14-16. district VIII., trams 47, 49, M3 (blue) metro Kálvin tér station

Opening Hours:

  • 19. May/Satuday: museum garden. 9.00 – 22.00, museum: 10.00 – 22.00,
  • 20. May/Sunday: museum garden: 9.00 – 22.00, museum: 10.00 – 18.00.

You can visit around 120 museums in Budapest at one place, in the garden of th National Museum, and get an insight into their works, exhibitions and treasures.

Admission is free.

European Night of Museums

an open air cafe in the National Museum's gardenOn the European Night of Museums, 20. May, Saturday, the museum stays open till 22.00 welcoming everyone interested in the new and permanent exhibitions.

Theme of the Festival

  • nature and environment protection,
  • conservation and care of green areas,
  • environmental consciousness,
  • reuse and recycling.

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.

Related: Museums in BudapestMore May Events, Programs –  Night of MuseumsHungarian Natural History Museum


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