The Hungarian National Museum is the oldest and one of the most interesting museums in Budapest. Founded in 1802, it was designed in a Neoclassical style by Mihály Pollack and its construction took ten years.
It features collections that will give you a very deep insight into the history of Hungary through history, art and archeology.
Originally, the museum was a library owned by Count Ferenc Széchényi until his wife donated a collection of minerals and it slowly became a museum with the help of the Hungarian Parliament.
The museum has seven permanent exhibitions, which are:
Aside from the permanent exhibitions, the museum also hosts temporary ones, concerts, attractions for children and more. Also featured in the museum is the Museum Festival, which you can read more about in the official website.
Metro: Astoria or Kálvin tér stations