2013.03.23 - 2013.08.25

Extended until the end of summer!!!

The Hungarian National Museum and the Kovács Gábor Art Foundation stage an exhibition in the spring of 2013, an initiative that is unique in the local cultural scene for a number of reasons. The exhibit offers an extensive view of Hungarian painting in the 18th and 19th centuries, with all the exhibits being borrowed from private collections. As a consequence, this display has significance not only as an art historical overview of the birth of the nation's painting and its development until the end of the 19th century, but also as a rare moment of cultural history when the hidden treasures of private collections leave their homes for a few months before becoming invisible again for the public eye.

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Dear Visitors


On the 22th of March the Museum will be closed till 2 pm for technical reasons.

Thank you for your kind understanding.

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All Saint's Day opening hours


We kindly inform our visitors that on 1st November the Hungarian National Museum will be closed  due All Saint's Day. 

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Robert Capa was born in Budapest 99 years ago. 22 October 2013 was chosen by UNESCO to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. On this occasion we also are preparing exhibitions and a rich range of programmes within and outside Hungary.

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Ancient Hungarian Cemetery at Nagykörű

2012.05.19 - 2012.09.30

The first finds from the Hungarian Conquest period of the 10th century at Nagykörű, a village on the right bank of the River Tisza, 25 kilometres northeast of the town of Szolnok, were excavated in 1891. In the autumn of 2010 the local authority at the village started building a new créche in the village centre and while digging the foundations more ancient Hungarian burials were found.

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The Piano once belonged to Beethoven and Liszt is on display in our permanent historical exhibition!


Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886) was the most influential Hungarian composer of the 19th century. He was the most celebrated pianist, outstanding conductor and educator of his days, and one of the most charismatic personalities of European music.

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