Zoltan Kodaly Memorial Museum, Budapest

Zoltan Kodaly Memorial Museum, Budapest

The Zoltan Kodaly Memorial Museum was built in 1990 to honor the life and work of one of Hungary’s most famous 20th Century composers. He was also a famous Hungarian ethnomusicologist, and contributed greatly to the country’s study of musical history, linguistics, and philosophy. The location seeks to share this information, as well as being a place of historical preservation for the composer.

The museum also displays some personal effects of the musician. Visitors can also see his music saloon and library, which all belonged to the composer. In the spring of 1990, the workshops for Hungarian music history were also opened to the public from this location. The workshop is pretty much been left in the condition is in during Kodaly’s life.

The road on which the museum rests is also very famous. During his life, Kodaly lived at the Korond, which is named after him now. When the family first moved to the house, the street was named after Gyula Andrassy, who was the Prime Minister during the Constitutional Government of 1867. In 1949, the road was renamed by Stalin as the “Road of the Hungarian Youth.” During WWII, the circus was named after Adolf Hitler. The original name was restored in 1982.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Visits are by appointment only.

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Sight Name: Zoltan Kodaly Memorial Museum
Sight Location: Budapest, Hungary
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Walking Tour on Andrassy Utca  

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