The museum was built between 1893 and 1896 and was designed by Ödön Lechner in the Hungarian Secession style. It has a green roof and the interior is designed using Hindu, Mogul, and Islamic designs. The building is in need of renovation, for which plans have been developed. It’s under renovation now.
The museum houses a collection of metalwork, furniture, textiles, and glass. It also has a library. There are two other locations: the Hopp Ferenc Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts and Nagytétény Palace.
- (in Hungarian) The museum's web page
- (in English) Permanent furniture exhibition at the Nagytétény Castle Museum
- Virtual tour of the Museum of Applied Arts provided by Google Arts & Culture
- Media related to Budapest Museum of Applied Arts at Wikimedia Commons