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Northampton, United Kingdom
October 5, 2013
From journal Budapest June 2013 - part two
February 3, 2004
The Applied Arts Museum is somewhat off the main drag, but nonetheless handily situated bang opposite the Ferenc Korut Metro station (on the blue line - M3). Walking inside is a real shock – with an exterior so bright and jazzily coloured, so European, you don’t expect a bright white, unadorned interior with shaping and mouldings evocative of an Indian palace or Turkish mosque. On the ground floor, having bought your ticket (and dropped off your coat downstairs if necessary), have a look in the light, airy internal courtyard (often hosting temporary exhibitions) and the clear glass ceiling. Upstairs are exhibitions on (unsurprisingly) the way in which art and artistry has been used and applied in everyday articles – modern clothes and shoes/handbags etc plus some more classical pieces, watches and clocks (some being exquisite gold filigree work), photography exhibitions, chinaware and porcelain, jewellery – almost endless although some of the rooms seem to close periodically so there are no guarantees about what is on show at any particular time.
Open 10am-6pm each day save Monday; entry 600Ft (plus 400Ft if you want to take any photos). There’s a free cloakroom, as many loos as you could want, a tiny gift shop which basically sells postcards and a mini guidebook to the museum, and a small coffee bar selling sandwiches/cakes.
From journal Best of Budapest