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Hungarian National Gallery or Museum?

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Hungarian National Gallery or Museum?

What is the difference between Hungarian National Gallery and Hungarian National Museum? Which is better if you can only visit one?

Edited: 02 March 2014, 03:56
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1. Re: Hungarian National Gallery or Museum?

The National Gallery is in the Var (Castle) District: it is like any other national gallery, the collection reflects the obsessions of that particular nation. I always find such places illuminating as to the culture of the place I am visiting.

The National Museum is like any other national museum, loads of stuff about the country and countryside.

Which one you visit would depend on yourself: if you are into art, like us, it would be the national gallery first, but you may have other interests.

Check they are open the day you wish to visit, especially a Monday.

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2. Re: Hungarian National Gallery or Museum?

And don't forget the Museum of Fine Arts and the Ethnography Museum …

The Museum of Fine Arts is at Heroes Square and, like the National Gallery, is an art museum with a limited collection compared to the great collections of the world, but there is always something interesting in each if you are an art museum sort of person.

The Ethnography, Applied Arts, and National museums are essentially cultural/history museums.

All are actually worth a visit and as roman says it's all a matter of taste as to which order to visit them (or whether).

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