The Museum of Applied Arts (Magyar Iparművészeti Múzeum)

The Museum of Applied Arts (Magyar Iparművészeti Múzeum)

The Museum of Applied Arts (Magyar Iparművészeti Múzeum) is housed in a beautiful Art Nouveau building that is worth seeing, even if you do not go inside. There are two permanent exhibitions, Art Nouveau furniture and an exhibition on Ottoman Carpets. There are also temporary exhibitions, like the recent Hadyn exhibition.

Click here for more information on current exhibitions at the Museum of Applied Arts.

The Museum of Applied Arts (Magyar Iparművészeti Múzeum) was built between 1893 and 1896 by Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos (Lechner Ödön és Pártos Gyula). It is one of the most characteristic and most representative forms of Lechner’s Hungarian secessionist (szecesszió) architectural style.

Lechner aimed to form a national style, using motifs from Hungarian folk art in the decoration of his buildings as well as incorporating architectural elements from eastern cultures. Here Zsolnay porcelain tiles adorn the roof. This was the last project he undertook with Pártos, setting up his own company and working alone, and less frequently, from 1896 onwards.

Inside the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest

Inside the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest

Opening hours: 10am-4pm Tue-Sun from Jan 1-13 March, 10am-6pm rest of the year, Budapest Card accepted.

Click here for the official website of the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest!

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The Museum of Applied Arts (Magyar Iparművészeti Múzeum) is located on Üllői út 33-37, you can get there on Metro line 3, the Ferenc körút stop, or by Trams 4 and 6 also to the Ferenc körút stop.

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