Exhibitions, recent news, events


Buda Castle District Uncovered
10 Years of Archaeological Excavation

1 Month - 1 Object - 1 Archaeologist
Featured in May: four-horned Jacob sheep skull chosen by Márta Daróczi-Szabó 



Buda, “the Seat and Throne of Royalty”− the Mediaeval Royal Palace
A new permanent exhibition at the Castle Museum

The Royal Palace – the Castle of Culture
Permanent exhibition at the Castle Museum

Budapest - Light and Shadow - The 1,000-year History of a Capital
Permanent exhibition at the Castle Museum



Temporary Library Closure

We are hereby informing our visitors that the Medieval Library in the Castle Museum is closed until the end of January 2019 due to construction works carried out in the building. Thank you for your understanding.    


Entry to the Castle Museum in the upcoming days

We are hereby informing our visitors that preparations for an event are being carried out in the Lions Court on 21-23 and 25-26 September. The main entrance of the Castle Museum can be reached through the corridors located on either side of the Court. Regular opening hours apply.       

Entry to the Castle Museum during the Budapest Wine Festival

We are hereby informing our visitors that during the Budapest Wine Festival (6–9 September 2018) the Castle Museum of the Budapest History Museum can be entered through the main entrance in the Lions Court only with a valid ticket to the Wine Festival.     

In case you do not wish to purchase a festival ticket, you are able to enter the Castle Museum from the entrance at the Royal Cellar (Királypince) or the garden gate at Szarvas Square (Szarvas tér) with a regular museum ticket.


Click here for more information about the Wine Festival.

Changes in the opening hours of the Medieval Jewish Chapel

We hereby inform our visitors that on the 5th and the 6th of September 2018 the Medieval Jewish Chapel will be closed due to maintenance.


From the 7th of September 2018, besides keeping it as an exhibition space, the chapel will also be functioning as a place for religious activities. The opening hours, which you can see below, will change accordingly. The chapel's opening hours may also change in the future according to Jewish holidays, therefore we ask you to please check our website any time you wish to pay a visit. 


New opening hours of the Medieval Jewish Chapel as of the 7th of September:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 12pm to 5pm
CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays



Museo Mundial Project

The EU financed Museo Mundial is a project about to be realized in four countries of Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Portugal and Hungary)and its main purpose is to promote the collaboration between museums and non-governmental organizations by integrating the Millennium Development Goals and the global concerns into the permanent exhibitions of the museums involved in the guise of interactive stations.


The Millennium Development Goals by the target date of 2015 adopted in 2000 by the UN Member States are the following:

1. To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

2. To achieve universal primary education

3. To promote gender equality and empowering women

4. To reduce child mortality rates

5. To improve maternal health

6. To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

7. To ensure environmental sustainability

8. To develop a global partnership for development


The project partners:


forum für internationale entwicklung + planung e.V.

Dachverband Entwicklungspolitik Baden-Württemberg (DEAB)

Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Nürnberg e.V. (NHG)

Czech Republic:

National Museum of Agriculture (NZM)




Museum der Loures Municipality (CML)

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPL)

Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF)


Hungarian Railway Museum (MVPA)

Hungarian Baptist Aid ( HBAid)


There are five of these stations operating in the Castle Museum: one in the King's Cellar which provides a short overview on the castle's hygiene situation over the past centuries. Three stations are located in the Budapest– Light & Shadow – a 1000 Years of a Capital exhibition: one sheds light on the water balance of Earth and the other is concerned with the significance ofequal opportunities and education of women. The third of the stations is about fair trade and it is displayed at the Budapest market section in the exhibition. The fifth and last station is on the second floor of the museum at the Ancient peoples, antique cultures exhibition to explore a recently installed Scythiantomb. In the 2500 years old finding lies a mother with her little child. The stationdeals with the tools of nurturing babies in the Bronze Age.


The stations can be visited for one year.

This project has been realized with the assistance of the European Union.

The contents of this are the sole responsibility of BTM / HbAid and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.