Fire Brigade Museum (Martinovics ter, 12, closed on Mondays) is located in operating fire station. It exhibits objects from ancient equipment found in the Roman settlement of Aquincum and up to the most modern fire engines of today. Free admission.
Budapest offers several tram routes with views that can compete with traditional sightseeing buses. If you don't have Budapest Card providing you with free public transport use, you have to by a tram ticket (1 EUR). The most scenic ride along the banks of Danube is tram nr. 2 - enjoy the best views of Gellert Hill, Castle Hill and Parliament building.
Free Budapest Tour (www.freebudapesttours.hu) is offered in English and Spanish every day. As other free walking tours in European cities this tour is based on your tips so you can expect enthusiastic and vivid guides in the tour. No registration required.
Obuda Museum, www.obudaimuzeum.hu, was founded to keep the traditions of the area and to provide a meeting platform for several generations both in space and time. The museum displays ethnography artefacts collection covering various fields of human activity, the most exciting of which might be Technology History Collection with its oldest exhibit - primitive washing machine from late 18th century. Free admission every first Saturday of a month.
Also known as the Museum of History of the Police (www.policehistorymus.com) this collection exhibits police uniforms, badges and other artifacts used by the Hungarian law enforcement forces, as well as photos of various murder cases. Free admission.
All major museums and galleries in Budapest offer free admission on Hungarian National holidays - 15 March, 20 August, 23 October.
Hungarian National Museum (www.hnm.hu) initiated as numismatic, book and document collection in 1802 today holds more then million various art objects. Permanent exhibitions include History of Hungary, The Coronation Mantle, Scholar Hungarians. Free entry on National holidays - 15 March, 20 August, 23 October. Every third Saturday of a month free entrance for citizens of EEA under 26 and for two adult visitors accompanying a family member under 18.
Hungarian National Gallery (www.mng.hu) is located in the building of Royal Palace of Buda and exhibits the largest collection of Hungarian fine arts, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, medals and prints.