The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives is situated in the historic Jewish area of Budapest, inside the building complex of the Dohány Street Synagogue, which was erected in 1859.
At the Jewish Museum & Dohány Synagogue Complex, visitors learn about the stirring history of the Hungarian Jewish community during the two world wars and the Holocaust.
To protect the collection of rare relics from danger, two foresighted museum employees buried them in the cellar in 1942.
Fortunately, their bravery paid off, and great Jewish artworks, artifacts, and keepsakes remembering the Jewish community over the years can now be seen by visitors.
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What to expect at the Hungarian Jewish Museum
The present collection of the Hungarian Jewish Museum consists of Judaica items, artifacts, and archives, including Europe’s most extensive Jewish community archives.
Hungarian Jewish Museum’s tickets
During this two-and-a-half-hour live guided tour of the Hungarian Jewish Museum, the local expert stays with you all through.
Besides the Jewish Museum, this tour ticket also gets you access to the complete Dohány Synagogue complex.
The guide helps you explore The Great Synagogue, Heroes’ Temple, the Holocaust Cemetery, Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park, the Tree of Life Holocaust Memorial, the Righteous Gentiles Memorial, the Forced Labor Holocaust Memorial, the Lapidarium, etc.
Since this is a skip-the-line Hungarian Jewish Museum ticket, you can avoid lines at the ticket counter, show your ticket on your smartphone and walk in.
You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Cost of tickets
Entrance ticket (6+ years): 7030 Ft (€19)
How to reach Jewish Museum
The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives is located in the Jewish Quarter of Pest, and its address is Budapest, Dohány u. 2, 1074, Hungary. Get Directions
It is best to reach the attraction by public transport.
You can take the subway M1 (Yellow), M2 (Red), or M3 (Blue) to Deak Ter station, then walk on Karoly Korut towards Astoria.
You can take subway M2, tram 47, 49 or bus 7, 78 to Astoria station, then walk on Karoly Korut towards Deak Ter.
Jewish Museum timings
Budapest’s Jewish Museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays except for Friday, when it closes early at 2 pm.
On Saturdays, the Museum remains closed, and on Sundays, it is open from 10 am to 4 pm.
The last entry is one hour before closure.