The Night of Museums Budapest

Unique Exhibitions and Exciting Programs in Museums

Date: The Eve of 23/24. June, 2023

Location: Museums In Budapest

Tickets FREE Bus LinesChildren Programs


the museum of Fine Arts at night
  • Adult: 2 500 HUF,
  • Children (aged 6 – 18): 1 800 HUF,
  • Free for kids under 6 years of age.

The ticket is an armband that you wear on your arm and show at the museum’s entrance.

You can participate in the programs on the night of 23. June as well as view the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the museums.

You can also travel on the museum bus to get from one place to another.

Where to Buy Tickets?

  • at the ticket office of the participating museums or at
  • the ticket offices of the Budapest Public Transportation Company/BKK – main ticket offices can be found at the metro stations.

Museums in Budapest and in other Hungarian cities are open till late on Midsummer Night.

Two dozen museums, exhibition halls offer close to 80 programs on the night of 22 – 23. June:

  • The Hungarian National Museum (MĂșzeum krt. 14-16., district VIII.) will turn into a Square of Superheroes.
  • The Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Art on AndrĂĄssy Avenue 103. (near Heroes’ Square) invites you to explore Korea.

Museum Programs on 23 – 24. June 2023

One thing I like very much about the Night of Museums that it offers a wide range of children programs so the whole family can have an awesome time on the longest day of the year.

facade of the Ethnography Museum, Budapest

Around to 50 museums, exhibition halls and other venues welcome visitors with

  • art,
  • literary,
  • folk and
  • gastronomy programs on Midsummer Night.

Many programs start at in the afternoon (14.00-16.00) so you can have a really good cultural half-day on Saturday.

Gastronomy programs are my other favourites and there’ll be a couple of them on this year’s festival too.

Bus Services to Help You Get Around – 18.00 – 02.30 am

7 Colour-Coded Night of Museum Bus Line  will circulate the city to help visitors to get from one museum to another.

Your ticket entitles you to use the special transportation for FREE for the event :

  • 1 North Pest Line (Észak-Pest) Boarding: Nyugati Railway Station (trams 4, 6, M3  line), Frequency: 5 – 10 minutes between: 18.00 – 2.30 am
  • 2 Buda Line Boarding: DeĂĄk Ferenc Square (M1, M2, M3 metro),  Frequency: 8 – 15 minutes between: 18.00 – 2.30 am
  • 3 South Pest Line (DĂ©l-Pest) Boarding: NĂ©pliget Metro Station (M3  line), Frequency: 5-10 minutes between: 18.00 – 2.30 am
  • 4 Törley Line Boarding: BudatĂ©tĂ©ny Ralway Station, Frequency: 7-10 minutes between: 18.00 – 2.30 am
  • 5 Óbuda Line Boarding: Nyugati Railway Station (trams 4, 6, M3  metro line), Frequency: 30 minutes, between: 18.00 – 2.30 am
  • 6. Buda Castle Line Boarding: SzĂ©ll KĂĄlmĂĄn tĂ©r (M2 red metro line, tram 6) and DĂ­szt tĂ©r, Frequency: 5 – 10 minutes between: 19.15 – 2.35 am
  • VĂĄrkert BazĂĄr Line Boarding: DeĂĄk Ferenc Square (M1, M2, M3 metro) Frequency: 3 – 10 minutes, between: 18.00 – 2.20 am

Spectacular exhibitions and programs make this event a very nice summer night entertainment.

Here are some of the programs and participating museums in Hungary’s capital:

Program TIPS In 2023

Budapest History Museum, Buda Castle, Royal Palace

Address: Szent György tér 2., Buda Royal Palace, distr. I.

Take the Buda Castle Bus line to get there.

  • 19.30 – 20.45: Ups and Downs  – Lights in the Night  – Guided tour IN ENGLISH introducing the history of Budapest. Meeting: on the 1st floor, at the entrance to the exhibition
  • 20.30 – 21.45: Knights in the Night Kings in the Light – English-labguage guided tour of the Medieval palace. Meeting place: at the Maria Theresa painting on the ground floor 

National Gallery

Address: Szent György tér 2., Buda Royal Palace, distr. I.

Take the Buda Castle Bus line to get there

Some of the Programs:

  • Game of self-knowledge – Wander between the paintings of the museum’s collection until you find yourself on one of them.
  • 16.00 – 16.45 – Bolba Éva and the JAZZterlĂĄnc – interactive concert.
  • 17.00 – 17.30 – Historical walk in the collection. 30-minute walk in the baroque collection.
  • 19.00 – 20.00  – “When a mask falls down
” Guided tour among the Late-gothic winged altarpieces with Nyikolajeva Marija
  • 20.00- 20.30 – Guided tour with Ágnes Verebics
  • 19.00 – 19.30 – Historical walk in the collection. 30-minute walk in the exhibition Shifts – Hungarian art after 1945
  • 20.30 – 21.00 – “Familiar faces, unknown – personalities” Guided tour in the 19th century collection.
  • 21.00 – 21.30 – Concert of the Waldorf student choir.
  • 23.30 – 00.30 – Anna and the Barbies ACOUSTIC concert

Matthias Church – Roaming in the Church

Address: Szenthåromsåg tér 2., Buda Castle bus line

  • 24.00 – 04.00 am – Visitors can wander around the neraly 800-year old church right in heart of Buda Castle, one of the most prominent temples of Hungary’s history, witness to many royal weddings and ceremonies.

Törley Collection & Visitor Center

Getting there: tram 47 from Deåk tér (M1, M3, M3 metros), or with the dedicated Törley Bus line (blue coloured)

Program starts: at 14.00 on 24. June/Saturday

champagnes stored in the cellar of Törley champagne factory

The Törley Visitor Center (Budapest, Anna utca 5-7., district XXII.) welcomes visitors with

  • 14.00 – 01.30 am – View the permanent exhibition introducing the history of sparkling wine making in Hungary
  • from 14.30 at every hal hour: The world of bubbles – a walk in the antique cellar of the sparkling wine manufacture.

You can also take a walk in the lovely Törley Castle and park.

More information at the visitor center’s website.

Labyrinth in the Castle – Meet Dracula!

The Labyrinth of Buda Castle will have a spooky night tour with movie screenings and exhibitions. The former dungeon under the rock ceiling inside castle Hill hides a dark secret.

Dracula himself will appear on the shortest night of the year but you may encounter other spooky characters in the cave meandering at 12 kms under the ground.

Shaman drum music between 18.00 – 23.00 to chase away demons and ghosts! Ghost-buster spice gift at the end of the program!

Programs For Children On the Night of Museums

Csopa Science Center

our son and his friend in the Csopa
Our son and his friend in the Center of Scientific Wonders

Take the Törley bus line to get there.

The center is a favourite of every Hungarian kid where they can try their hands on numerous scientific games and activities on more than 1 300 sqm.

On the Night of Museums the centre welcomes the young and not so young ones alike with a varied and exciting program from 18.00 to 24.00:

  • math puzzles and mysteries,
  • spectacular chemistry
  • physics experiments and more.

Olden Days Toys – Retro toys Exhibition Space and Shop

Address: Teréz krt. 54., district VI.

Revisit your

  • Glass balls – temporary exhibit
  • 17.30 – 20.30 – glass ballrolling competition
  • favourite toys from your childhood,
  • buy replicas, take part in a toy repair contest.
The Story Museum in Döbrentei utca, Buda
The Story Museum in Döbrentei utca, Buda

Fairytales and Story in the Story Museum (MesemĂșzeum)

Address: Döbrentei utca 15., Buda, district I.

  •  7 Trials of Story Heroes – permanent exhibition
  • 16.30 – 17.30: Boribon is playing music – family concert
  • 17.00 – 20.00: Fine Art Workshop
  • 19.00 – 20.00: Family Circle –  Theater performance by Play-back
  • 20.00 – 21.00: Interactive family concert
  • Concerts, magician show, theatre programs and creative activities await kids in this lovely museums.

More information: website of the museum

Other Museums that Offer Children Programs on the Night of Museums

  • National Gallery
  • Art Hall (Kunsthalle)
  • National Archives
  • Capital Circus of Budapest (City Park, Állatkerti krt. 12/a, district XIV.): Artists’ School student performance, music programs, trying out artist equipment
  • Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism (Korona tĂ©r 1., district III, Óbuda): exhibits, craetive activities, theatre performances, gastronomy programs
  • Hungarian Sport Museum (IstvĂĄnmezei Ășt 3-5, district XIV.)
  • Pesti Barnabas Technical School of Food Industry (AndrĂĄssy Ășt 63-65., district VI.): making Sekler cake (KĂŒrtöskalĂĄcs)
  • Postal Museum (BenczĂșr u. 27., district VI.)
  • Police Museum (Mosonyi utca 5. district VIII.)
  • Military History Institute and Museum (KapisztrĂĄn tĂ©r 2-4., district I., Buda Castle)
  • Stamp Museum (HĂĄrsfa u. 47., district VII.

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