Celebrate the Return of 'May Day of Museums' in Hungary This Weekend

  • 18 May 2022 5:31 PM
Celebrate the Return of 'May Day of Museums' in Hungary This Weekend
After a two-years gap, this popular Museum Festival returns with all programmes - including entrance to the National Museum - free of charge during the weekend of 21 – 22 May.

The Hungarian National Museum invites Xpats to see highlights of exhibitions on display at over 70 museums, and to enjoy related children's activities, dance and theatrical performances, and concerts. There will also be a special WAMP design fair, plus local gastro specialities we're told.

Filling the museum gardens with diverse open-air displays, visitors can find out about many topics connected to this year’s main theme “Museums in gardens – gardens and museums” - investigating the protection and cultivation of nature in the city’s green zones, as well as recycling, and an environmentally conscious lifestyle.

On Sunday evening 'Ivan and the Parazol' and Dj Bootsie will perform. Also, the Willany Leo Company will present a unique dance, and Bálint Adorjáni’s chamber piece will be on show - see below for the full programme with timing.


11:00 Opening ceremony - Lászlo L. Simon, the Director General of the Hungarian National Museum

11:20 "Experiencing museums: what has changed following the pandemic" (ENG) - Dr. Helen Wilkinson, Cultural and heritage consultant

12:30 Entrance of the National Museum's Guards

15:00 Willany Leó Contemporary Dance Performance

16:00 "The Power of Museums – The Future of Museums" - Lath Carlson, Executive Director of The Museum of the Future – Dubai

19:00 - 21:00 DJ Bootsie Quartet

20:30-21:00 Led Puppets Theatre


12:00 Entrance of the National Museum's Guards

13:00 Evoking History with the Turkish Pipe - Csaba Nagy, Liszt Award winning musician

16:00 Szeged Trombone Ensemble

17:00 Ivan and the Parazol Concert

As mentioned all the above are free of charge, and from experience it's a great way to enjoy a bit of culture outdoors at a landmark location in Budapest.

Hungarian National Museum
1088 Budapest Múzeum Krt. 14–16.

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