"Museum of Ethnography" Ethnographic Museum - NÚprajzi M˙zeum Tip by iblatt

  Museum of Ethnography, Budapest
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  • Museum of Ethnography, Budapest - Budapest
      Museum of Ethnography, Budapest
    by iblatt
  • Museum of Ethnography, Budapest - Budapest
      Museum of Ethnography, Budapest
    by iblatt
 

We tried to visit the Parliament on a rainy day, there were no tickets left, it had just started raining again, and the most logical thing to do was to step into the Ethnographic Museum on the opposite side of the square, Kosuth Lajos Ter.

The main appeal to us, as for most visitors that day, was not the permanent museum collection but the temporary exhibition of World Press Photos. This also accounted for the expensive entrance ticket, 2500 Ft per adult for the conbination ticket.
The museum is located in an imposing 19th century building which used to serve as district court and appeals court. The huge open internal space was now used for the World Press Photo competition exhibition, which was most impressive, artistically portraying human suffering all over the globe.

The permanent exhibitions had very few visitors, but were also interesting. Colorful costumes from various parts of the Greater Hungary; the life cycle in rural Hungary, from cradle to grave; agricultural tools; country markets; festival masks and costumes; old furniture and interiors from the countryside.

This museum is worth visiting, especially if you are already in the Parliament Square.

Address: Kossuth Lajos Ter 12, Budapest
Directions: Opposite side of the square from the Parliament.
othercontact: Fax: 473-2441
Phone: 473-2442
Website: http://www.neprajz.hu

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 31, 2011
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