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Museum Education

Museum Education

RESERVE

 

Art and the appreciation of art is an expression of the man’s desire and ability to create.

Our museum educators address all generations: our aim is not so much to teach but to inspire and to arouse enthusiasm. We initiate conversations, use games and encourage creativity. We aspire to break down the walls that stand in the way of experiencing our creative powers. We seek to awaken latent talents and abilities, while also bringing awareness to the fact that, the path to our own creativity leads through appreciating the honouring the creations of others.

Museum Education without a museum educator?

Learning is an intimate process, which we enjoy sharing in with our visitors. It is not only in the company of a museum educator, however, that you can embark on a great journey within the walls of the Museum: we consider solitary exploration, exchanges between confidants and playful moments within the family circle equally as valuable as participation in guided tours or workshops.

We seek to help deepen your experience, to make it more meaningful and to provide a framework for the time you spend in our exhibitions.

Staff

Judit Cser

I have the opportunity to render the art of many hundreds of years personally accessible and lovable in an infinitely inspiring milieu. To me, the museum is a space of science and a playground all in one.

Edina Deme

head of department

I must open up to visitors so that they, too, can open up. I must own my opinion, so that they can also be bold enough to share their own thoughts.

Gabriella Dembitz

The museum is a treasure house. The works of art held here tell us stories about different moments of the past; they help transport us to bygone epochs and cultures. I find it important that, during this journey, the ordinary people of times past come to life as well.

Hedvig Győry

It gives me great pleasure to see the participants of a workshop enjoy themselves and, in addition to facilitating their learning, to witness the development of different competences and abilities.

Vera Kovács

In today’s world of visual overstimulation, we often feel exasperated, alone and lost, when we when see what surrounds us. At the Museum, we have the opportunity to share in the joys of art , beauty and life with others – which is really important.

Dóra Lovass

On my guided tours and in my workshops, I invite participants – whatever their age may be – on an adventure of the intellect and spirit, where I simultaneously present a work of art from a number of perspectives, offering a range of explanations and opinions. In doing so, I aim to facilitate a conversation – a true exchange of ideas – between us.

Krisztina Mácsay

dep. head of department

A twinkling pair of eyes, a hand swung high into the air, a nod in agreement, or even a doubtful shake of the head – my goal is to elicit some kind of reaction in those who trustingly turn to me during their museum visit.

Ágnes Mertus

If we know too little of something, we might easily consider it boring, as we don’t understand or know how to approach it. In presenting the artwork to visitors, I seek to open up secret doors and passage ways, in hopes that this will rouse their curiosity enough to want to continue along the path on their own afterward.

Frequently asked questions

Prior to the visit

Register online

If you wish to visit the Museum of Fine Arts and your group consists of more than 10 visitors, you are required to register your arrival online. During the week, the deadline for registration is 4:00 pm the day before your visit, while weekend visits must be booked by noon the previous Friday. The booking is only valid together with the confirmation email. (Please note: if you book a guided tour or workshop with us, this step is not needed.)

Booking guided tours and workshops

We offer guided tours and workshops for school groups only upon prior arrangement within the regular opening hours of the Museum. The earliest available starting time is 10:30 am, the latest is 4:00 pm. Please contact the Museum Education Department at least a week prior to your planned visit. You can book your session online by filling out the appropriate registration form.

Classroom at the Museum

Teachers arriving with school groups can only hold their class in the permanent exhibitions of the Museum of Fine Arts if they had been granted to do so by the Department of Museum Education prior to their visit. It is not possible for teachers to hold group sessions in our temporary exhibitions.

Complimentary train journey

For Hungarian school groups visiting us from outside Budapest on school days, MÁV-START Zrt. provides the option of a free train journey for students and their chaperones. The ticket is only valid for the return journey if it is stamped by the Museum of Fine Arts prior to your departure. The school is required to attach to their Group Travel Voucher Form (“Bejelentés csoportos utazás elszámolásához”).

Please fill out this Hungarian Railway Form (“fogadónyilatkozat”) and email it to us at muzeumpedagogia@szepmuveszeti.hu. Once the form is signed and stamped by the Museum, it will be sent back to you via email.

Notification of Changes / Cancellation

In case of changes or cancellation, please notify the Museum Education Department in advance by email at muzeumpedagogia@szepmuveszeti.hu or by calling (+36 1) 469 7720. In case you wish to cancel your visit, it is especially important that you let us know as early as possible.

On the day of your visit 

Arrive 15 minutes early

The group should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the arranged session. In case of any delays, please notify the Museum Education Department at (+36 1) 469 7720.

In case of delays of over 30 minutes

If your group arrives more than 30 minutes late, we are unable to provide the arranged program. After further consultation, it is possible to postpone the session to a later date.

Purchasing tickets

Please purchase your Museum admission tickets and pay the fee of your re-booked guided tour/workshop at the Museum’s Ticket Desk. Cash and credit cards are accepted. In unique cases, paying by bank transfer can be an option.

Cloakroom

After purchasing your ticket, you are required to leave all coats, backpacks and all bags larger than 40 x 30 x 20 cm in the cloakroom.

Visitor guidelines

Please call students’ attention to the following Museum Rules:

  • they are required to keep at least a 30 cm distance from the artwork
  • food and drink are prohibited in the exhibition spaces
  • only pencils and markers are allowed within the exhibition spaces – the use of crayons, ballpoint pens, fountain pens, and pastels is not permitted
  • mobile phones must be switched to silent mode
  • taking photographs is allowed only in the permanent exhibitions (without flash or tripod); in temporary exhibitions, photos are prohibited.
Thank you for the cooperation!

Prior to the visit

Free admission for the accompanying person

For a group of at least ten people, entry to the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions is free of charge for one accompanying person.

Tourist guides are not permitted to give tours of the exhibitions

Please note that tourist guides are not permitted to lead tours in our exhibitions halls. Tours of our permanent and temporary exhibitions are conducted – in both Hungarian and other languages (English, French, German, Italian and Russian) – exclusively by our own, trained guides. In cases where the Museum of Fine Arts is unable to provide a tour of the exhibitions in the desired language, it is possible for travel agency tour guides to interpret for their groups during the Museum’s Hungarian exhibition tours.

Register online

If you wish to visit the Museum of Fine Arts and your group consists of more than 10 visitors, you are required to register your arrival online. During the week, the deadline for registration is 4:00 pm the day before your visit, while weekend visits must be booked by noon the previous Friday. The booking is only valid together with the confirmation email. (Please note: if you book a guided tour with us, this step is not needed.)

Booking guided tours

We offer guided tours and special workshops for groups only upon prior arrangement within the regular opening hours of the Museum. The earliest available starting time is 10:30 am, the latest is 4:00 pm. Please contact the Museum Education Department at least a week prior to your planned visit. You can book your session online by filling out the appropriate registration form.

Special events

After regular opening hours, guided exhibition tours and workshops can only be held in Museum spaces that have been rented out for the occasion.

Notification of Changes / Cancellation

In case of changes or cancellation, please notify the Museum Education Department in advance by email at muzeumpedagogia@szepmuveszeti.hu or by calling (+36 1) 469 7720. In case you wish to cancel your visit, it is especially important that you let us know as early as possible.

On the day of your visit

Arrive 15 minutes early

Your are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your arranged session. In case of any delays, please notify the Museum Education Department at (+36 1) 469-7720.

In case of delays of over 30 minutes

If your group arrives more than 30 minutes late we are unable to provide the arranged program. After further consultation, it is possible to postpone the session to a later date.

Purchasing tickets

Please purchase your Museum admission tickets and pay the fee of your re-booked guided tour/workshop at the Museum’s Ticket Desk. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Unfortunately, paying by bank transfer is not an option. Tickets can be pre-purchased online at jegymester.hu (please bring your printed ticket with you), as well as Ticket Express (eventim.hu) offices and its partners.

Cloakroom

After purchasing your ticket, you are required to leave all coats, backpacks and all bags larger than 40 x 30 x 20 cm in the cloakroom.

Visitor guidelines

Please call the group’s attention to the following Museum Rules:

  • they are required to keep at least a 30 cm distance from the artwork
  • food and drink are prohibited in the exhibition spaces
  • mobile phones must be switched to silent mode
  • taking photographs is allowed only in the permanent exhibitions (without flash or tripod); in temporary exhibitions, photos are prohibited.
Thank you for the cooperation!

For Hungarian school groups visiting us from outside Budapest on school days, MÁV-START Zrt. provides the option of a free train journey for students and their chaperones. The ticket is only valid for the return journey if it is stamped by the Museum of Fine Arts prior to your departure. The school is required to attach to their Group Travel Voucher Form (“Bejelentés csoportos utazás elszámolásához”).

Please fill out this Hungarian Railway Form (“fogadónyilatkozat”) and email it to us at muzeumpedagogia@szepmuveszeti.hu. Once the form is signed and stamped by the Museum, it will be sent back to you via email.