Opening Hours / Admission

Museum Hours and Services
Admission and Exhibition Opening Hours
Free Admission


The Museum's opening hours may change due to security reasons, increased visitor numbers, bank holidays or organized events.


Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Closed on Mondays (except on bank holidays when the museum will usually be closed the following work day)
Museum+ event days: 6 pm
10 pm as well (only with Museum+ ticket)

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Museum+ event days: until 9 pm

Payment Methods:
Bank cards Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Union Pay;
Vouchers – Sodexho culture and book vouchers, Edenred Ticket Culture & Sport vouchers, Puebla Culture and Gift vouchers, Europark gift voucher, Posta Paletta.
Card (Széchenyi Recreational Card ) – Please note that only the "Leisure Services" part of the account is eligible for the purchase of tickets to the museum. The other two accounts cannot be accepted for payment;
Foreign currency is not accepted.

Sunday: 10 am – 5.50 pm
event days: 10 am
9.50 pm
Tel: (+36 1) 469 7289, (+36 1) 469 7104

Tuesday Sunday: 10 am – 5.30 pm
Museum+ event days: 10 am – 9.30 pm

1146 Budapest, Szondi u. 77.
Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on weekends and bank holidays


VASARELY MUSEUM (1033 Budapest, Szentlélek tér 6.) - ADMISSION
HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY (Buda Castle - 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2.) - ADMISSION

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5.30 pm
Museum+ event days: 10 am –  9.30 pm (admission between 5 pm – 9 pm only with tickets for Museum+)

Classical Antiquities

Egyptian Collection
Old Master Paintings - German and Austrian rooms (X-XI, 10-16) have been closed due to the preparatory works of the planned reconstruction of the building. The highlights of the collection are shown in room VIII.
Department of Art after 1800
European Sculpture

Full price:            HUF 1800
10% discount1:    HUF 1600
15% discount:     HUF 1500 (with Danubius partner cards)
50% discount2:    HUF   900

Qualifications for discounts
Tickets (except 10% discount) can also be purchased in advance on the same price as above.


Audio Guide HUF 500 – available for the galleries in English, German, Italian and Russian, for the Egytian collection in English
Photo permit
(without flash): HUF 300
Video permit: HUF 1500
Photography and video is permitted only in the permanent exhibitions.

"MUSEUM+" event: occasionally 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm
admission: 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The  location of Museum+ events alternates between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery.
Events in 2014:
16 Jan – Passion (MFA)
13 Feb – Carnival (HNG)
6 March – Underground (MFA)
10 April – Men and Women (HNG)
8 May – Dance (MFA)
18 September – Luxury (MFA)
9 October – The Body (HNG)
13 November – Yonder World (MFA)
11 December – Secrets (HNG)
The programs may change.

Museum+ tickets ensure entry to temporary exhibitions as well if not indicated otherwise in the actual programme.
Full price: HUF   2800
Museum+ season ticket for 5:      HUF 11000
Museum+ season ticket for 10:    HUF 22000
Reduced price8: HUF   2000
Museum+ season-ticket for 5:      HUF   8000
Museum+ season-ticket for 10:    HUF 16000
Qualifications for discount

New Season-tickets are available valid between 1 January - 31 December 2014. They are transferable and can be used for the entry of more than one person at a time as well. All visitors with reduced price season-tickets are requested to verify their qualification for the discount.

Discounted tickets are available upon eligible ID presented to the ticket clerk at the time of purchase.

- Members of the Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts receive a one-time free admission to all temporary exhibitions and unlimited free admission to the permanent exhibitions.

1: 10% discount to all exhibitions: with partnership cards
Minicard, Show your Card! (for the holder +1 person)
Budapest Card: 10 % discount to the temporary exhibitions, free admission to the permanent collection

2,3: 50% discount for all exhibitions (only for citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA)):
• youths aged 6
26 years
• student groups arriving from shcools located within the EEA (disregarding citizenship), up to 26 years of age (from 15 persons extra group discount for temporary exhibitions) 
• senior citizens aged 6270 years
• for a max. of two adults accompanying at least two persons under 18 (except on the third Saturday of the month when the entry is free for them to the permanent exhibition)
Please note, that discount does not apply to visitors not falling into the above age groups even if in possession of student or senior citizen ID.

5: For groups (10 % discount): for groups of 15 or more persons qualifying for normal tickets (price per person)

6: For group with concession (55 % discount): for groups of 15 or more persons qualified for 50% discount tickets (price per person).

8:  Museum+ events:
Discounts available during regular opening hours are not valid. Free tickets cannot be claimed for these programs.
Reduced price tickets are available for:
• those who qualify for free entry to our temporary exhibitions during regular opening hours
• visitors under 26 (for the citizens of the European Economic Area only)
• visitors over 62 (for the citizens of the European Economic Area only)
• members of the Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts

Please note that free tickets can only be obtained on the day of the visit by presenting a proof of entitlement at the ticket desk.
Free admission for all exhibitions:
• children under the age of 6
• visitors with disabilities accompanied by a caretaker
• visitors over 70 years of age  (for citizens of the European Economic Area)
• elementary or secondary teachers employed by a school located within the European Economic Area, with a  pedagogue ID showing its validity (preferably International Teacher Identity Card, ITIC), or with a statement of employment issued by the school within the actual school year updated: 10 September, 2013
• ICOM and ICOMOS card holders
• journalists with Press Card (with photo identification)
• tour guide with an ID issued by a tour company along with a group of 10 or more persons
• all visitors on Hungarian National Holidays (15 March, 20 August, 23 October).

Free Admission for the Permanent Exhibition:
every third Saturday of the month for visitors under 26 and max. two adults accompanying children under 18 (only for citizens of the European Economic Area), next dates: 20 September, 18 October; 15 November, 20 December
• for the holder of Budapest Card.


All tours must be booked in advance. For booking or for more information, please call (+36 1) 469 7180 or e-mail ZWR1Y2F0aW9uIzEhKyNtZmFiLmh1
Free guided tours of the permanent exhibition are available in English from Tuesday to Thursday at 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, on Fridays at 11 am and 2 pm, on Saturdays at 11 am. Further information on guided tours is available on our website here or at the Information Desk.

All visitors are kindly requested to use the cloak-room for security reasons. Please leave coats (unless they are being worn), umbrellas, backpacks, and those bags exceeding 30x40x20 cm.

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5.50 pm
Museum+ event* days: 10 am – 9.50 pm (admission between 5 pm – 9 pm only with tickets for Museum+)

Tickets purchased for the temporary exhibition are also valid for the permanent exhibitions open on that day. Tickets are valid for one-time entry only.