Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lolabow B
United Kingdom151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fascinating museum, well laid out into different aspects of life through the past couple of centuries, domestic, travel and leisure, thousands of artefacts on display well labelled on the walls and in printed sheets in English. One comes away wanting to find out more which is always a good sign. Peter from the front desk speaks good English and helped explain the background of the temporary exhibition. Easy to get to by tram but not a lot else to see in that area.
Written 12 October 2023
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Rob W
West Hollywood, CA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
This fascinating museum deserves to be in the center of Pest, not in out of the way Obuda. Very interesting displays (with good descriptions in English) of commercial aspects of Hungarian life, including hotels, spas, shopping, coffeehouses, etc. There's recreations of old grocery stores, drug stores, dining rooms, coffeehouses, and many cool advertising posters. You take cake the number 9 bus from Deak Ter all the way to the museum, so it is easy to get to. And when you are done, you can have a meal at the nearby Kehli museum.
Written 30 November 2015
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Pip_D_Dunn
London, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
For those who have visited Robert Opie's museum in the UK this is even more interesting. Get the number 1 team and it is a 5 minute walk. The curator is passionate about the place and it shows. If you are interested in social history or old advertising you will love this place. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Written 13 July 2018
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Ronnie S
County Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
This museum is in a suburb of Budapest, easily accessible by bus or metro/tram and should be a must see for any visitor.

This official name suggests a dreary, dusty old -fashioned relic of the communist era. It is anything but! The exhibits do cover many aspects of trade - market places, banks and shops but it is in the detail of everyday living that it shines. The are many domestic artifacts and appliances from the early and mid 20th century that many, even those like us not from Hungary will remember. It recreates coffee houses, kitchens, bedrooms and other living areas. Shops have many of the original goods - I was surprised to see Gillette razor blades that I remember from my childhood - and shop specific dockets for totting up bills. There are many examples of advertising.

Most exhibits have an English language translation of text and all rooms have very informative explanatory English language cards.

Do not miss!
Written 21 December 2016
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laura_runs262
Irving, TX257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
I feel like I am just repeating what everyone else said, but strength in numbers, right? This museum looks small from the road, but is not small once you get inside...TONS to look at. Very cool exhibits on Hungarian commerce throughout the years, great displays, all explanations in English, laminated cards in each room (in English) where you could read additional information on the topics, and I especially loved the special exhibit upstairs on the 100th anniversary of the Gellert Hotel. Highly recommend!
Written 8 January 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
If you have a wide range of interest, this museum – that just won the „Museum of the year” title is for you. A few days ago I read some reviews about Obuda, and because they mostly mentioned only the Roman Amphitheater as an attraction, I became upset about it. Since my old photos had an accidental death, the only way was to go, and take new ones, if I wanted to prove, that there’re many wonderful things in this suburb. When I was taking photos of the old building, housing the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism, a gentleman stopped to let me finish the picture, and we started to talk. He invited me to the museum,- where I intended to go anyway,- and gave me a free copy of their 50th Anniversary Yearbook. When I finished this visit, I was richer with a lot of interesting knowledge, some lovely photos, that Anniversary Yearbook, a tissue paper and a valuable acquaintance. When we introduced ourselves to each other, it turned out the gentleman is the director of the museum - Imre Kiss, and he was very considerate to notice, that I was rummaging in my handbag after a Kleenex, and conjured up one promptly.It was my lucky day.
As I hinted it in the title, this museum covers up so many aspects of the everyday life, the daily trade of Hungary 50-100 years ago, that it looks like time travel.

The house hosting the museum is where the famous Hungarian writer Gyula Krudy lived for a while. This leftover part of Óbuda was lucky enough to escape from the bulldozers, which made a place for the big characterless flat houses that now mostly occupy the once romantic winding streets. This museum, as museums do, preserves something from the past, which many of us have never been lucky, or unlucky to experience personally. Reading the novels of Gyula Krudy, the atmosphere of the past permeates you, and you find the material remains of this history if you visit this museum.
First old thermoses many kinds were displayed in the vitrines and continued with the development of enameling, presented through on countless enamel nameplates and ads. There was a fascinating exhibition showing illustrious hotels and restaurants, and explaining how as the Ministry of the Interior has checked the hotels, catering facilities, and the tourism.” Agent at the bar”, says one of the descriptions.
It was also interesting to read how history repeats itself. In the showcase, there was the last copy of „Est,” (a political newspaper as it called itself), for in 1939 the company was taken by the state. Who observes the present Hungarian happenings, “Népszabadság” sad fate will occur to him inevitably.
Something much more delightful was the beer show. Everything you can know and what you need to know about beer. For example, that a particular beer barley is used for its production, and that malt is also barley. It has only germinated and dried at high temperature. Till now I was a poor ignorant person since I had not the slightest idea about it. When I have seen the photo exhibition of the beer drinking, it was so tempting, that I became thirsty and had to leave the museum, to have a glass of cold frosty beer.
It was a lovely afternoon in this „boutique museum,”- let me avail to use Kiss Imre, the director’s wording.
Written 11 January 2018
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Jack K
Kirkcaldy, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
The name of the museum is not terribly inspiring but it is a little gem. I was taken there by a friend who works in Budapest and would probably not have thought it worthwhile making the effort otherwise. I was more than pleasantly surprised.
The permanent exhibitions centre around commercial and domestic interiors from around the late 19th early 20th centuries. One can see bakers, tobacconists, stationers, coffee houses, hotels and various rooms from domestic dwellings. There are many display cabinets containing all sorts of commercial and domestic artefacts which are quite fascinating. The artefact descriptions are in both Hungarian and English.
When I visited there were 2 temporary exhibitions on monastic alcohol production and Hungarian jazz/popular music and musical films from between the wars to the 1960s.
Well worth a visit
Written 25 March 2016
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Georgina552
Budapest, Hungary141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
We took here a 13 year old teenager girl who hated the idea to got to museum.
Finally we stayed there for more than 3 hours and she said it was really good and she wanted to return again soon!
This is the merit of the organizers for sure! To catch the attention of children is really something to acknowledge. :-)
Permanent exhibitions about trade and hospitality/tourism are very well displayed, there are a lot of option to play or to have audio guide.
It is recommended to Hungarians and foreigners as well, youngs and elders, too.
Written 20 March 2016
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7sites
Orange County, CA157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
It is about the looks and feel of turn of the century (19-20th) Buda already part of Budapest. One can walk trough a cafe, hotel lobby, candy shop, & even a private home. There are numerous travel posters and related businesses.
There is a separate history of selling cars in Hungary from the turn of the century trough the 70's. I was amused to see some promotion posters for the Trabant, the car made by the East Germans, definitely a competitor for the Jugo for the title one of the worst cars ever produced.
The museum is located near the Buda bridgehead of Arpad bridge, so most of the streetcars on the Big Ring (st Steven, Elizabeth/Teresa would go there. It is not crowded, photography allowed, quite few English text\titles and the staff is very helpful.
Written 15 July 2015
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tarad32530
Irvine, CA148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
If you don't mind getting a little out of the center of town this is a gem (in Old Buda). This museum has visual stories in English and collection of period pieces make this a enjoyable and interesting museum. It is more a historical cultural look at life years ago.
This would be great for families and even children as there is so much to see.
You need to take a bus 9 to get here and walk about 5-10 minutes to find it. (or taxi)
There is a restaurant nearby that has Hungarian food that is fantastic. It has wonderful atmosphere and we loved the cottage cheese crepes.
Written 29 June 2015
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