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Jewish Museum, Budapest

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Hungary's National Jewish Museum and Archives (Nemzeti Zsidó Múzeum és Levéltár) is part of the Dohány Synagogue complex in Budapest.

Located next to the birthplace of Zionism founder Theodor Herzl, the museum occupies only four rooms but contains an impressive visual overview of the long history of Jews in Hungary. The square, domed building was designed by László Vágó in 1932.

The artifacts on display - which survived the war by being stored in the basement of the National Museum - include Sabbath and holiday items (including fine examples of Herend porcelain Passover plates), ritual objects and cultural objects of daily life.

The last room contains a small, moving exhibit on the Holocaust in Hungary.

Quick Facts on Jewish Museum

Site Information
Names:Jewish Museum; Jewish Museum, Budapest; Múzeum és Levéltár; National Jewish Museum and Archives; Nemzeti Zsidó
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Budapest, Hungary
Coordinates:47.496430° N, 19.060678° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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Title:Jewish Museum, Budapest
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/27/2009
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