Museum of Ethnography

Name: Museum of Ethnography
Category: Museums and art
Location: 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 12.
Phone: + 36 1 473-2400
Internet: http://www.neprajz.hu

Description

Etno in da house

The Museum of Ethnography (Néprajzi Múzeum) is the institution you have to observe well at least once in your life. Its permanent exhibition, the Traditional Culture of Hungarians, is even worth two visits. The temporary exhibitions collect the most exciting ethnographic secrets from every part of the world. You can find all of it opposite the Parliament.

Museum of Ethnography
Museum of Ethnography

 

This neo-Renaissance Palace, the former Court of Justice and ancient Appeal Court, was built at the end of the 19C Over the pediment supported by six columns, a goddess of Justice reminds us of the building’s original function. The Museum provides a good insight into the rural world from the 18C to the start of the 20C, before the Treaty of Trianon. Crops, fishing, the handicrafts, the fairs and the markets, the family, the fetes are well illustrated by photos, costumes, objects, etc.



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