Museum of Applied Arts closes 3rd September for a half a decade restoration project – Budapest


The Museum Of Applied Arts (IMM) in Budapest, one of the most beautiful example of the Hungarian Art Nouveau, will close its door as soon as the 3rd of September 2017 for a period of up to 5 years* due to restoration. Incredible that it could sound, it won’t be until 2022 that it opens again with new lights.

The team visited the museum two weeks ago and consider its amazing interior as one of the main attractions that Budapest has for an art nouveau lover, so if you have time do the trip to the Hungarian capital during the next month. We recommend you to visit the building with the IMM tours or with our tours in now that it is still possible to get in.

The IMM is not located in the inner city center but some curious tourist (and of course all art nouveau lovers) are doing the walk, or the short tram trip, to see this magnificent art nouveau building, amongst the most spectaculars of Budapest.

Several pieces of the collection will be displayed at other locations at the time of the lock. The team was told that the exhibits will be on display in two other premises: a house near the wealthy Andrassy street (it’s been confirmed that will be in Városligeti fasor) and another in as Castle outside the city (it’s been confirmed that will be in Nagyszentmárton Castle).

According to the IMM, by the end of this year, 60 percent of the core collection is digitized and made available for browsing at .

From a visitor point of view we have to say that the parts of the interior that can be visited don’t look so much damaged, for this reason was a bad surprise to receive the message that the building has to be closed for so long.

Enjoy some pictures that we took during our visit to Hungary:

IMM Budapestwhite staircase which was not whitebeautiful roof tiles BudapestRed tiles Budapest

*According to the plan, after the one-year-long moving out, the construction will last three years. Another year will be needed for to return of the displays to the actual premises.

For more information READ HERE the press release from the Museum.