Museum of Ethnography Danube River Sights in Budapest

The building of the Museum of Ethnography is located near the building of the Hungarian Parliament. in the riverbank of the river Danube. The building is a popular site of the Riverside Attractions of Budapest.

Museum of Ethnography

The exhibitions house a large collection of Hungarian Folk items and objects of the everyday life of Hungary and the Carpathian Basin before World  War I. The grandiose collection includes pottery, furniture, costumes, boats and even a model of a church. The Gift Shop of the Ethnography Museum offers unique and authentic handicrafts, books and other Hungarian goods.

The Museum of Ethnography was originally established as a section of the Hungarian National Museum by Alajos Haussmann, the Austro-Hungarian professor (a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and in 1947, it became an independent institution. The Hungarian Museum of Ethnography was one of the first ethnographic museums in Europe.

The Neo-Renaissance palace with its richly decorated interior, staircase and detailed ceiling art is a must-see experience in Budapest. The palace is located in Kossuth Square and it is visible from the river Danube as well.

The museum will move to City Park in 2020.

 

 

 

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