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Sometimes, the museums in Budapest are not open on Mondays. So to avoid disappointments, it is always better to check the opening schedule (day and time of opening) before going there. Here's a little 'online guide to musuems in Budapest', hope it is handy for you! :)

ADY MUSEUM - Dedicated to the great poet Endre Ady in the flat where he lived with his wife Csinszka.
Wed-Sun 10am-6pm.
Pest V, Veres Pálné utca 4-6.
T: (+36 1) 337-8133. MapD6

AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM (Mezôgazdasági Múzeum) - Situated in the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park (Városliget), the museum is much more than just displays of crop production.
Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.
Pest XIV, Vajdahunyad vára.
T: (+36 1) 363-5099 extension 128. Map G2

ARANY SAS PHARMACY MUSEUM - The "Golden Eagle" pharmacy is recreated in this fascinating museum in the Castle District. Buda I, Tárnok utca 18.
T: (+36 1) 375-9772. Map B5

BARTÓK BÉLA MEMORIAL HOUSE (Bartók Béla Emlékház) - Memorial room with original furniture and Bartók's folk-art collection, photos, letters and notes on his life.
Tues-Sun 10am-5pm.
Buda II, Csalán út 29.
T: (+36 1) 394 4472.

BUDAPEST HISTORY MUSEUM (Budapesti Történeti Múzeum) - Permanent exhibits include Gothic statues from the Royal Palace of Buda, Budapest in the Middle Ages and Prehistoric People. Exhibition pieces from Emma Deér's collection. Buda Castle, Buda I., Budavár Palace, "E" building.
Wed-Mon (closed on Tues!) 10am-6pm.
T: (+36 1) 375 9175. Map B5

CITADELLA - The Habsburg bastion. The most glorious view in the city. Map C6

CZÓBEL MUSEUM - Dedicated to the artist Béla Czóbel, showing his life and works. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. Szentendre, Templom tér 1.

ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM (Néprajzi Múzeum) - Exhibitions on Hungarian lifestyles through history. Current exhibition is Huszka, Collector and Sketch Artist. An exhibition that marks the 150th anniversary of the famed teacher, writer and researcher of Hungarian folk art and ornamentation. Until October 30th. Newest release is the Clay Shamans and Stone Jaguars. A wonderful exhibition with over 300 artifacts from pre-Hispanic Latin American civilizations from Ecuador.
Until October 23rd.
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm.
Pest V, Kossuth Lajos tér 12.
T: (+36 1) 473 2400. Map C3

FOUNDRY MUSEUM (Öntödei Múzeum) - Amazing collection of moulds, stoves, and smithy equipment.
Buda II, Bem József utca 20.
Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. Map B2.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER - Temporary exhibition "The Auschwitz Album", permanent exhibition planned for later this year.
Pest IX, Páva utca 39.
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mondays.
T: (+36 1) 216 6557. Free entry. Map F7

HOUSE OF TERROR MUSEUM - The building was used by the Nazi Party in the 1940s and later became the headquarters of the Communist-era secret service. Now it is a memorial museum about both dictatorships.
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon.
Pest VI, Andrássy út 60.
T: (+361) 374 2600. Map E3

HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria) - Excellent introduction to Hungarian art since the foundation of the Hungarian state.
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Wings B, C and D of the Royal Palace.
Buda I, Dísz tér 17.
T: (+36 20) 439 7325. Map B5

HUNGARIAN RAILWAY MUSEUM - Hungarian (Interactive) Railway Museum. Locomotives and trains at Central Europe's largest outdoor railway museum. There is much to do and many activities for children. Right along the tracks in the Eastern part of the city, there are various types and models of trains that guests can take in a closer look. The engine simulator offers a virtual experience of driving the most powerful Hungarian electric railway engine. Programs going every month. This month from the 17 - 18 of September is the 5th Central European Steam Engine Grand Prix International dining car convention.
On the 18th a Candle lit Express dinner.
Check out further programs on their website.
Open: Tues-Sun 10am-3pm. Pest XIV, Tatai út 95. T: (+36 1) 238 0558. Map H3.

JEWISH MUSEUM OF BUDAPEST - Permanent exhibition: Jewish religious life, ecclesiastical objects in the Main Synagogue of Budapest.
Pest VII, Dohány utca 2. T: (+36 1) 343 6756. Map E5

KISCELLI MUSEUM - Sculptures, selections from the museum's collection, contemporary art. Golden Lion Pharmacy recreated, antiques, the printing press in the 18th-19th century Budapest.
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. Buda III, Kiscelli út 108. T: (+36 1) 388 7817. Map B1

MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM (Hadtörténeti Múzeum) - The trappings and history of war. Tues-Fri 10am-4pm. Buda I, Kapisztrán tér 2-4. T: (+36 1) 356 9522. Map A4

MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS (Iparművészeti Múzeum) - Fascinating exhibitions of design inside one of Budapest's architectural gems. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon, free Tues.
Pest IX, Üllôi út 33-37. T: (+36 1) 456 5100. Map F7

MUSEUM OF FINE ART (Szépművészeti Múzeum) - Old Masters collection, one of the most impressive Spanish collections, French Impressionists and 19th-century Hungarians. Current exibition Dürer and His Contemporaries, Monumental Woodcuts by Outstanding Artists, Triumph of Emperor Maximilian I. Until October 9th. Permanent exhibition of "A New Era of the Spanish Collection", newly arranged and restored collection from the museum's private collection.
Tues-Sun 10am-5.30pm. Pest XIV, Hôsök tere (Heroes' Square).
T: (+36 1) 363 2675. Map G2

MŰCSARNOK/PALACE OF ART - Rotating exhibitions make an interesting showcase. Exhibition of Pauer Gyula, showing until August 28th. Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm. Pest XIV, Dózsa György út 37 (at Heroes' Square). T: (+36 1) 460 7014. Map G2

NAGYTÉTÉNY CASTLE MUSEUM - The art of furniture making from the Gothic to Biedermeier.
Tue-Sat, 10am-6pm, closed Mon.
Nagytétény, Buda XXII, Kastélypark utca 9-11.
T: (+36 1) 207-0005. South Buda. Number 3 bus from Móricz Zsigmond körtér.

NATIONAL MUSEUM (Nemzeti Múzeum) - The history of Hungary, from the foundation of the state to the 20th century. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm.
Pest VIII, Múzeum körút 14-16.
T: (+36 1) 327-7749. Map E6

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - Beautiful newly renovated complex featuring a massive underground aquarium, a giant whale skeleton, fossils, stuffed animals and lots more.
Pest VIII, Ludovika tér 6.
T: (+36 1) 333-0655.

PALACE OF ARTS (Művészetek Palotája) - A giant new arts complex, situated behind the National Theatre, providing a home for the Ludwig Museum and the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Choir and Musical Score Library.
Pest IX, Komor Marcell u. 1. Map F9

POSTAL MUSEUM (Posta Múzeum) - Grand 1880s apartment building with frescos by Károly Lotz and a magnificent entrance way. The early telegraph machines will appeal to children.
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, closed Mon.
Pest VI, Andrássy út 3.
T: (+36 1) 342 7938. Map E4

GYÖRGY RÁTH MUSEUM - Displays from the museum's 7,000-piece collection.
Tue-Sun 10am-4pm. Tues free.
Pest VI, Városligeti fasor 12.
T: (+36 1) 342 3916. Map G3

MIKSA RÓTH MEMORIAL HOUSE - The former home of the Hungarian stained glass master is now a museum of his works. See the very brown-hued rooms where the genius of coloured glass lived.
Tues-Sun, 2pm-6pm.
Pest VII, Nefelejcs utca 26.
T: (+36 1) 413-6142. Map G4

SZÉCHENYI LIBRARY - Exhibitions are held in the library.
Open Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm, closed Mon. Buda I, Buda Castle, F Building.
T: (+36 1) 224 3700. Map B5

STATUE PARK - Huge Socialist-realist statues of Marx, Lenin and other Communist-era figures relegated to a park on the edge of town. Daily, 10am-sunset. Direct buses leave from Deák tér daily from 11.00; look for the bus stop with the Szoborpark timetable. Buda XXII, Balatoni út/Szabadkai utca corner.

The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library - Wonderful library situated in the center of town.
Open: Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm. Closed Sun.
Pest VIII., Szabó Ervin tér 1. Go by blue metro line to Kalvin tér.
T: (+36 1) 411 5001. Map E6

TRANSPORT MUSEUM - Wonderful collection of old cars, motorbikes, reconstituted railway carriages, and the little ones will love its child-friendly set-up.
Open:Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm.
Pest XIV, (City Park) Városligeti körút 11.
T: (+36 1) 363-2658, (+36 1) 343-0565. Map H2

VASARELY MUSEUM - Work of Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely and others.
Tues-Sun 10am-6pm.
Buda III, Szentlélek tér 6.
T: (+36 1) 250 1540.

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