Hungary's successful Night of Museums is back for a 15th time on June 24 and will offer over 2,000 programs in 320 venues across the country.
Last year’s events attracted more than 400,000 visitors, over half of them outside of Budapest, Magdolna Zavogyán, state secretary of Culture, said.
For those wanting to experience events in Budapest, armbands will be provided that will allow users discounts on the Budapest Bubi bikes and electric cars, as well as free bus travel between venues.
According to MTI, László Baán, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, said that the Victor Vasarely Museum for Modern Art would re-open after a one-year reconstruction period.
László Papp, mayor of Debrecen, welcomed the decision that the eastern Hungarian city would be the “capital” of the programs, saying that hosting the Night of Museums would be an important experience in preparations for next year’s Cultural Capital of Europe tender.