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Museum of Music History

Tancsics Mihaly utca 7., Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 214 6770
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Excellent Museum!

Excellent museum--highly recommended! If you're a musician or music lover, this museum is worth a... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
SKQ
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Virginia
A real gem in Budapest

Situated almost next door to a more illustrious tourist attraction St. Matthias's church, this... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Paul B
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Located in the magnificent Baroque surroundings of the Erdody Palace, this specialty museum traces the history of musical life in Budapest from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
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Tancsics Mihaly utca 7., Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Excellent museum--highly recommended! If you're a musician or music lover, this museum is worth a visit! Plan to spend at least an hour here. It's a short walk from the major sights in Obuda, but it's tucked off a side street. Be sure to Google...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Situated almost next door to a more illustrious tourist attraction St. Matthias's church, this smallish museum is a wonderful exhibition of music influences through the ages in Hungary. With working instruments and laptops playing hi quality sounds, it is an hour well spent on the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wonderful exhibits and old instruments and we were treated to mini-concerts by a pianist/violinist and a singer. Lots of historical information about the composers - especially Bartok - and the historical music.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The staff were so lovely and helpful. The museum is a fascinating mix of music and social history related to music and Bartok and his contemporaries in particular. Great to actually be able to play some of the instruments. Would highly recommend this absorbing collection.

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The central gallery with instruments were impressive as was the information about Bartok and his contemporaries. Would have liked to have heard more musical examples however particularly of Haydn and Liszt.

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Reviewed 11 February 2016

A highlight of this museum exhibits the recording gramophone used by Hungarian composers Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly to capture the authentic folk music of the country.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Very impressive collection of original scores, programs, sheet music, books, as well as historical instruments. All numerically labeled so one could read specifics, in for us, the English language. Some interactive displays to listen to examples of individual sounds as well as with other instruments....More

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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Our family of three music and history lovers spent several hours in this small, utterly captivating museum. Yes, the staff at the entrance speak very little English or German (and I speak absolutely no Hungarian), but some smiles and pleasantries repeated in English and German...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2015

This museum is in a building in the old castle district of Buda and entered through an old courtyard. The building itself is historic and houses the archives of those great Hungarian composers, Kodaly and Bartok. Inside there is some information on them and other...More

1  Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

Great space and collection, however no audio guide and not a note of music was heard! Some old photos and pictures of interest to.

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empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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According to the Rough Guide, its open 10-4 Tues-Sunday.
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