Museum of Fine Arts Budapest (Szépművészeti Múzeum)

The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest (Szépművészeti Múzeum) is perhaps the most popular art museum or art gallery in Budapest. Located close to Heroes Square in the IV district, the idea behind the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest was conceived in 1896 when it was decided by law that art collections previously held in different institutions in Hungary were to be unified and placed in one museum.

Museum of Fine Arts Budapest (Szépművészeti Múzeum)

Museum of Fine Arts Budapest (Szépművészeti Múzeum)

The museum eventually opened in 1906. The building was designed by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in a neo-classical style similar to many of the large building projects in Budapest completed at that time such as St Stephen’s Basilica and the National Opera House. Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog also oversaw the construction process.

Highlights of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest include Egyptian Art, Classical Antiquities, Old Master Paintings, Sculpture, Prints and Drawings. Regular temporary exhibitions take place at the museum regularly.

Opening Times:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Please note the museum ticket office closes one hour before the museum.

Ticket Prices:

The following Museum of Fine Arts Budapest ticket prices are based on visitors attending the permanent exhibition at the museum. For some temporary exhibitions additional tickets are required.

  • Full price: 1800HUF
  • 10% discount: 1600HUF*
  • 50% discount: 900HUF*
  • Audio Guide (available in English, German, Italian and Russian): 500HUF
  • Photo permit (without flash): 300HUF
  • Video permit: 1500HUF

* Full details about eligibility for discounted ticket prices can be obtained by visiting the website of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest.

For more information about museums in Budapest including the Hungarian National Museum see our regularly updated Budapest Guide.


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