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Geological Museum of Hungary - Geological Institute of Hungary - Budapest
Geological Museum of Hungary - Geological Institute of Hungary
Address: 1143, Budapest Stefánia utca 14.
Phone number: (1) 251-0999
Opening hours: Thu, Sat-Sun 10-16
(Other times are available for groups on prior notice)

Closed on bank holidays!
The royal Deed of foundation of the Geological Institute was registered in 1869. The institution was established through the support of the third geological company in the world - the Hungarian Geological Society. The purpose of the instittute was examine the minerals of the country for the benefit of the government, economy and science. The building of the institute was designed by the renowned architect, Ödön Lechner in the style of the Hungarian secession.

The library and the museum of the Geological Institute welcome visitors to their rich written documentation and numerous of temporal and permanent exhibitions. We may also get to know about the work of Ödön Lechner, the geology of Hungary, Hungarian minerals as well as the footprints of prehistoric animals.

In the shop of the Geological Institute visitors can buy postcards, stamps, books, games and fossils.
Permanent exhibitions
A taste of the exhibition
The geological exhibition entitled "The geo-history of Hungary" represents the geological events of a long period. continue
A taste of the exhibition
Those minerals are liable to fluorescence which have some defects in their crystal-lattice and the places of defects are filled in by metal atoms. These metal atoms are ready to interact with ultraviolet radiation, their electrons going to higher energy level during to radiation and emitting the fluorescent light when falling back to the original level after the radition has been completed. continue