The Jewish Museum

The Hungarian Jewish Museum was founded in the early 20th century with the intention to present the Jewish community. The first independent building of the museum was established when the Dohány Street Synagogue and the adjoining plot were arranged.

The building of the Museum was created 80 years after the construction of the Synagogue by turning one of its wings. The Museum façade’s outward appearance corresponds with the Synagogue’s architectural style while the interior was built employing the most modern architectural style of the period.

The Museum has become an integral part of the institutional network of the Jewish community. The permanent exhibition on display today opened in 1984. A multi-language audio guide with extra information on several exhibits is available at the reception desk of the exhibition free of charge.