One of the most grandiose museums in town is home to one of its most down-to-earth collections: objects and artefacts that teach about the Hungarian way of life

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Ethnographic Museum

Hungarian Customs, Culture & Traditions

Head to this ornate Renaissance Revival building -decked out up with all manner of statues and grand columns- just across from the Hungarian parliament to explore the customs, folk traditions and cultural underpinnings of the Magyar Nemzet, the Hungarian nation. The interior is a masterpiece in its own right, with sweeping staircases, candelabras, blue marble columns, richly painted ceilings and gobs of gilt. Once you've pick your jaw up off the floor, it's time for the collections, which include musical instruments; religious objects from the Hungarian Catholic tradition to Hare Krishna; antique costumes; children's toys; farm implements; kitchen and household goods; and artefacts relating to trades and crafts. It's a remarkable exploration of Hungarian culture through all manner of objects both sacred and profane. Beyond that, there are also significant collections of items from cultures around the world.

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