Hungarian version (magyar változat)


Guided tours with



Thursday 20 November - 6 p.m.

Concert of the P. Bornemisza Music School

Sunday 30 November - 4 & 7 p.m.

2 concerts

Sunday 14 December - 4 p.m.

Violin masters and their students from the Liszt Academy

Sunday 14 December - 7 p.m.

The Kodály String Quartet

Sunday 21 December - 4 p.m.

Young artists from the Royal Academy of Music

in London and Scotland


more concerts & details...

Institute of Musicology,

Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

MUSEUM OF MUSIC HISTORY (Musikhistorisches Museum Budapest)


Director: Anna Baranyi, art historian

Laszlo Gombos, musicologist

Ágnes Mészáros, art historian

József Brauer-Benke, ethno-organologist

Péter Gerő, restorer


Address: Táncsics Mihály utca 7, Budapest H-1014

Telephone: (36-1) 214-6770/252; Fax: (36-1) 375-9282; E-mail: museum (at) zti (dot) hu; 

Open: from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Monday

Location: in the Buda Castle (photo)

 - near the Hilton Hotel and Matthias Church <CITY MAP> 


PICTURES: The building (Palace Erdödy), Bartók Concert Hall, Haydn Hall; Concert photos


NEW exhibitions from 1st October 2014:
The History of the Institute for Musicology; Ernő (Ernst) Dohnányi Exhibition

A 20th Century Instrument Making Workshop and Hungarian Master Violins - exhibition, open from 1st October 2014

Jenő Hubay's "white" Bösendorfer piano in the Museum of Music History, since Febr. 2014

Exhibitions in the Museum of Music History 2009-2014

Open exhibitions:

Musical Instruments in Hungary (since 1 October 2012, in the 4th room)

Medals and Badges (since 1 October 2012, in the 3rd room)

Folk Musical Instruments in Hungary (since 30 Nov. 2012, in the 1st room)

Bartók the Folklorist (since 30 Nov. 2012, in the 2nd room of the museum)

László Lajtha Memorial Exhibition (since 16 February 2013, in the 5th room)

László Lajtha Memorial Room (since 16 February 2013, in the 6th room)

Instruments to play on (since 16 February 2013, in the 7th room)

György Martin Folk Dance Researcher (since 3 December 2013,  rooms 8-9)

Plan of the Museum of Music History


Entrance fees


Adult:     600 HUF (= 2 €)

Student:  300 HUF (= 1 €)

Family ticket (parents and their children): 1200 HUF


Free for:

·     children under 6; persons with disability and their attendant; ICOM card holders

·     on the third Saturday of each month: young persons under 26

·     every visitor on Hungarian national holidays: 15 March, 20 August, 23 October


Guided tour (about 15-25 persons):  8000 HUF/group (+ entrance tickets for each person)

Tour available in English and German.


Pre-booked guided tours are occasionally followed by a short concert, which all visitors are very welcome to join.

We can arrange private concerts for you in the Béla Bartók Concert Hall, using Bartók's Bösendorfer piano!



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