Kegyeleti Museum

For travellers tired of the usual touristy sightseeing fare, Budapest has many unique attractions, and certainly one of the most unusual of these is the museum dedicated to remembrance of the dead. Suitably located on the grounds of a cemetery, the museum almost cheerfully displays mourning and funeral paraphernalia traditionally used throughout Hungarian territory. There is nothing grim in their presentation of mourning wear, horse-drawn hearses, and photos of famous Hungarian funerals. Also on display are such morbid curiosities as death masks of Hungarian actors, wooden gravemarkers from Transylvania, hand-painted urns by a famous Hungarian porcelain maker, and used coffins.
The museum is adjacent to the oldest cemetery in Budapest (opened in 1847), the large Kerepesi Cemetery, which lives up to the literal translation of its official name (Fiumei Street Tomb Garden), being full of the arresting memorials to great citizens of the past.

Tel / Fax

(+36-1) 323 5132 / (+36-1) 323 5239



Open 10:00-15:00, Fri 10:00-13:00. Closed Sat, Sun.


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