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FAQ

I would like to visit the Royal Palace, is it possible?
The Royal Palace was severely damaged during World War II and was later rebuilt as a museum. For this reason you cannot find royal enteriors anymore between the walls of the Buda Castle. There are three cultural institutions operating in the Castle at the moment: the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Széchényi Library.

How do I reach the building if I use a wheelchair? How can I access the exhibition halls? 
Visitors with disability can enter the Castle district for free and without permission in case they put their parking card visibly behind the windscreen of the card with its number side up. The card will be issued after pressing “hotel” button on the device of the barrier. The barrier after Dísz tér opens automatically.
The exhibitions of the Hungarian National Gallery can be accessed from building B – staff entrance or in building A (in case there is a temporary exhibition there).

How can I get to the dome?
The Dome can be visited with a valid Dome Ticket purchased on the spot at our cash desk (HUF 1000). The panorama can be viewed from the inside during opening hours. From May to November you can enjoy the view from the outside terrace around the dome between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM.

Where do I find the nearest ATM?
You can find the nearest ATM at the staff entrance of the National Széchényi Library located in building F of Buda Castle.

Do you sell stamps at the Museum Shop?
Unfortunately we do not sell stamps in the Museum Shop, the closest post office can be found within 5 minute walking distance at the Dísz Square.

How can I visit the Habsburg Palatine Crypt?
Visiting the Palatine Crypt is only possible with our tourguide and it is necessary to make prior arrangements via muzeumpedagogia@mng.hu e-mail address. The price of the visit is HUF 2.800/person (the ticket is also valid for the permanent exhibition) plus HUF 16.000 fee of the guided tour.

Do I have to pay for parking around the Gallery? How long can I park for free in the Castle District by car?
Entering the area of Buda Castle is only possible with a permission from Várkapitányság Nonprofit Kft. A garage with 298 parking spaces is available under Várkert Bazár which can be accessed from Szarvas tér. The whole district of Buda Castle is a paying parking zone.

I own an artwork and I do not know its value but I am interested in selling it. Who can I turn to?
The Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery ceased to issue authentication and expertise documents on 1 September 2008. In relation to genuineness and value of artworks we recommend you to contact BÁV Auction House, Judit Virág Gallery, or Kieselbach Gallery.

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