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Aquincum Museum and Roman Ruins

III. Szentendrei út 139.
These two-thousand-year old ruins are remains of the Roman town of Aquincum, and include an impressive ruin of the amphitheatre. The contents of the museum include murals, mosaic floors, a reconstructed water organ and a diorama showing what and how the Roman nobility ate. 

Budapest History Museum - Castle Museum

I. Szent György tér 2 .
This is the main collection of Budapest's archeological finds, charting the development of the various settlements from Roman times up until the thirteenth century. Visitors can see part of the medieval Royal Palace of Buda, also original everyday objects, document seals, weaponry, gravestones, and the Royal Palace's Gothic statues. There are also exhibitions capturing historical moments from more modern times.

Military History Museum

Military History Museum I. Tóth Árpád sétány 40.
This contains a remarkable collection of historical weaponry stretching back from before the Turkish wars to the twentieth century; also uniforms, flags, maps, shells, a coin collection containing no fewer than 28,000 items, and an exhibition devoted to the recollections of Hungarian airmen who emigrated after the Second World War.

Museum of Applied Arts

IX. Üllői út 33-37.
Housed in one of the most magnificent art nouveau bottles, Italian majolica, Zsolnay ceramics, French furniture, and pieces of Augsburg gold ware from the baroque period.

Kiscell Museum

III. Kiscelli u. 108.
Administratively part of the Budapest History Museum, the Kiscell Museum is housed in a former Trinitarian monastery in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, and has exhibits covering the modern history of Budapest. It also contains the Budapest Archive artistic collection.

Museum of Contemporary Art - Ludwig Museum Budapest

Palace of Arts
Here are displayed the modern exhibits of the art-collecting husband and wife Peter and Irene Ludwig, originally from Cologne. The museum concentrates on the last fifty years of modern art in general, and the last ten years of modern Hungarian art in particular.

Transport Museum

Transport MuseumXIV, Városligeti körút 11.
One of the oldest transport collections in Europe, this boasts a model railway system that is famed the world over. Current exhibitions: A Hundre70d Years Ago and Today, A Century of Hungarian Motoring, Centenary of Hungarian State Shipping, History of Hungarian Public Highways, History of Hungarian Steam Engines, and Budapest Transport History.

Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

Liszt Ferenc MuseumVI.Vörösmarty u.35.
The museum is a reconstruction of Liszt's last Budapest flat on the first floor of the old Academy of Music, where the composer lived between 1881 and 1886. The collection of the museum contains his original instruments, furniture, his songbooks, scores and some personal objetcs and memorabilia. The Liszt Research Centre in the house coordinates Liszt research in Hungary and abroad as well.

Hungarian National Gallery

I. Dísz tér 17, Budavári Palota, Buildings B, C and D
This has over 100,000 items reflecting Hungarian history from the Magyar Conquest to the present day. Permanent exhibitions: Medieval and Renaissance Stonework, Gothic Wooden Statues and Panel Paintings, Late Gothic Winged Altarpieces, Renaissance and Baroque Art, the Habsburg Crypt, Nineteenth Century Hungarian Art and Sculpture, and Twentieth Century Hungarian Art and Sculpture.

Hungarian National Museum

VIII. Múzeum krt. 14-16
Now responsible for the safe keeping of over a million objects, the National Museum traces its own history back to 1802 when it was founded with the medal, book and manuscript collection belonging to Count Ferenc Széchenyi. In 1846 it moved into the fine neo-Classical building designed by Mihály Pollack where it has been ever since. Permanent exhibitions: Hungarian History from the Founding of the State until 1990, Lapidarium - Roman Stonework, and Coronation Jewels and Robes.

Hungarian Agricultural Museum

XIV. Városliget, Vajdahunyadvár
The biggest museum of agriculture in Europe can be found in the Castle of Vajdahunyad on the Széchenyi-island in Városliget, Budapest in outstanding building. The building was erected originally for the Millennial Exhibition, and it has been used to host the museum of agriculture starting in 1897. Permanent exhibitions introduce the history of Hungarian agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing, viniculture.

Hungarian Natural History Museum

VIII. Ludovika tér 6.
This museum's mineral and rock exhibits have been housed since 1995 in a group of neo-Classical buildings originally designed as a military academy.

The House of Future Centre

Millenaris Park, II. Lövőház u.
House of Future CentreIf you are looking for an entertaining day out for the family or are inquisitive of mind yourself, you should consider a visit to The House of Future Centre for Culture and Science (located in central Buda just a few steps form Moszkva tér). It is a popular park area, which gives place to exhibitions, performances, museums and gallery spaces. It has 2 unique outstanding permanent exhibitions (House of Future Exhibition and Palace of Miracles) and a wide variety of cultural programs, like concerts, festivals, theatrical performances, exhibitions and kids programs. In whichever age you are, you can find entertaining, quality programs here - there is always something to do/hear/see on 365 days a year.

Art Hall

XIV. Hősök tere
This is the largest exhibition hall in Hungary, where there is a continual stream of temporary exhibitions, mostly of contemporary art.

Ethnographical Museum

Ethnographical Museum V. Kossuth tér 12
One of the largest museums dedicated to ethnography in the whole of Europe contains 139,000 items of Hungarian origin as well as a further 53,000 items of international interest. Housed in a building of interest in itself - formerly belonging to the Royal Court, opposite the Parliament, and displaying elements of Renaissance, baroque and Classical architecture. Permanent exhibition: The Traditional Culture of the Magyar People.

Museum of Fine Arts

XIV. Hősök tere
Hungary's premier gallery of non-Hungarian works of art from early times right up to the present day is on display in a stately neo-Classical gallery at Heroes' Square. The gallery began with a collection donated by Archbishop Pyrker of Eger and an extensive art collection purchased by the State in the 1870's from the Esterházy family. Today, as well as Egyptian, Roman and Greek exhibits there is a particularly fine collection of Italian art, affording a comprehensive survey of the various schools of painting from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries. The Spanish collection includes no fewer than seven masterpieces by El Greco.

House of Terror

House of Terror VI. Andrássy út 60.
Having survived two terror regimes, it was felt that the time had come for Hungary to erect a fitting memorial to the victims, and at the same time to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times.

Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum VII. Dohány u. 2
A rich collection of exhibits covering many aspects of Judaism is housed in the building adjacent to and designed in a complementary style to the architecturally outstanding Dohány utca Synagogue. Permanent exhibitions feature everyday objects and devotional articles used for the various festivals, and there is a separate section detailing the history of the Holocaust in Hungary.

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