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Museum

Museum

On this page and on the subpages accessible from here, we provide information about the general operation of the Hungarian Money Museum and Visitor Centre alongside useful and practical information for visitors. In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions, our museum also holds organized museum pedagogical workshops, those interested can also find all the important information regarding them right here.

Ticket information

The Money Museum can be visited free of charge during opening hours, both for group and individual visitors. Although there is no entry fee, due to the high interest it is absolutely necessary to register in advance and book an appointment, as the capacity of the exhibition is limited. More information is available here.

Book an appointment

On this subpage you can register to visit the museum. Appointments can be made via the registration interface accessible from the site for any free time slots during opening hours – with just a few clicks. Important information for planning your visit is that the Money Museum is open every day except Tuesday; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 17:00, Thursday from 9.00 to 19.00 and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

Appointments are booked differently for institutional groups and for individual and individual group visitors. On weekdays, except Tuesdays, the opening time slot until 14:00 is reserved for organized school groups. Our museum pedagogical activities can provide valuable complementary experiences for student groups, about which we provide detailed information on this page.

Individual visitors can register for free time slots available after 14:30 on weekdays, except for Tuesdays, sometimes time slots that were not booked by school groups can also be reserved. It is also possible to visit as individual groups, such as with friends or family, but it is important to note that the group size cannot exceed 18 people, since groups with more than 18 people can only view the exhibition after being separated into smaller groups.

he Frequently Asked Questions menu item is also available on the appointment booking page, the pre-collected answers there can give everyone a good idea of understanding the operation of the museum.

The appointment booking interface and all further information are available on this page.

The permanent exhibition

The unique permanent exhibition of the Money Museum is a curiosity not only in Hungary, but also in Europe. The exhibition is based on interactivity and on individual experience rather than the traditional structure of static museum exhibitions, thus offering a completely novel approach to learning about the history, operation, and the cultural and economic significance of money in many ways.

The permanent exhibition entitled the “Way of Money” undertakes the duty of presenting the five main functions of ourmeans of payment, for this purpose the entire structure of the exhibition is divided according to the individual monetary functions. The visit starts from the Gold Mine, where guests can get a lot of useful knowledge about the economic, cultural or sacred use of gold with the help of an interactive digital knowledge base. From this symbolic venue begins the golden thread that runs through the entire exhibition, which will later show the way to visitors.

After leaving the Gold Mine, guests arrive at the first junction, which shows the role of money as a measure of value. Here visitors can experience for themselves the difficult situations that would arise if there were no currencies as a measure of value in our daily lives.

The second node examines the function of money as a means of circulation and focuses attention on the formal appearance of our means of payment and the relationship between form and practical use.

In the third node, money as a means of payment comes into focus. Getting to know the system of financial intermediation raises the question: what would happen if there were no banks? The guests of the museum can get an answer to this question through their own personal experience.

The fourth node sheds light on the formation and functions of world currencies and presents the role of these currencies in the operation and maintenance of the global economy.

The fifth node deals with the treasure-forming function of money, but also points out that intellectual treasures are of at least as much or even greater importance for society than material treasures.

We offer more information about the permanent exhibition on this page.

Museum pedagogy

The mission of the Money Museum is to greatly contribute to the development of the financial awareness of the Hungarian population and the younger generations, as well as the everyday use of means of payment. The museum's permanent exhibition serves this purpose, which is complemented by high-quality, financial museum pedagogical trainings for school groups visiting the museum.

The aim of our continuously expanding training offer is, on the one hand, to introduce a deeper understanding of some of the most important topics and installations of the permanent exhibition, and – in connection with these – to deepen students' financial knowledge. Currently, we offer activities for all major school age groups.

Contact us

This subpage contains all the information you need to contact the museum online and offline, as well as how to physically access the museum. In addition to the exact address, we also provide detailed instructions for those arriving by public transport – whether they want to reach the museum by tram, bus, or metro. Under this menu item, those who arrive in the capital by long-distance bus or rail can also get help.

It is important to further inform wheelchair users that both access to the building and the entire interior of the museum is barrier-free, so our visitors have everything they need to enjoy the museum experience undisturbed.

Although the main attraction of the museum is the permanent exhibition, there are several rooms in the building that deserve the attention of our guests. For example, the café of the Money Museum can be visited on its own, independently of the exhibition, and due to its special atmosphere, it offers a fascinating venue for any friendly meeting or conversation. Another exciting point is the special bastion-like tower of the listed building, which offers a great view of Budapest Downtown. As before, detailed information about visiting the café and the tower can be found under the Contact menu item.

The map of the Museum

As you can see, the Money Museum consists of a relatively large number of rooms, and in addition to the exhibition space, there are several rooms and spaces in the building that may be worth seeing. To make orientation easier, we have made available a detailed map of the museum on this page, which can be of great help for orientation in the building and in the exhibition. The maps are available here.

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