Hungarian version (magyar változat)


Guided tours with



Saturday 14 November, 5 p.m.

French court music from the 18th century

Saturday 14 November, 7.30 p.m.

Rose and Sword. Scordatura in the 17th century music

Tuesday 17 November, 6 p.m.

Goldmark & Dvorák songs, arias, chamber music
Eszter Sümegi, Anna Lugosi, Péter Somogyi, László Pólus

Thursday 19 November, 6 p.m.

Inugai Sinnoszuke (Japan) piano recital

Sunday 22 November, 4 p.m.

Chamber music recital
Ravel sonata, Haydn & Dvorák piano trios

Sunday 22 November, 7 p.m.

Baroque music on period instruments

Thursday 3 December, 6 p.m.

Complete Piano Works by Bartók - part 2
Csaba Király - piano, introduced by prof. László Vikárius

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


Exhibitions in the Museum of Music History 2009-2014

Open exhibitions:

40 years of the Institute for Musicology... (since 1 Oct. 2014, 1st room)

Finally at home - Dohnányi in the USA (since 1 Oct. 2014, 1st room)

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

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

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

Folk Music and Folk Dance Research (since 1 Oct. 2014, 5th room)

Master Violins & Violin Making Workshop (since 1 Oct. 2014, 6th room)

Master Violins, Pál Sáránszky & his Circle (since 1 Oct. 2014, 7th room)

László Lajtha Memorial Room (since 16 February 2013, 8th room)

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! Write:


Night of Museums 2015 Concerts, lectures on Saturday 20 June from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.


CONCERTS   -   PAST EVENTS  -  CITY MAP  - Location photo

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