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Last year while I was in Budapest I had a realization that I was in the home of one of my favourite toys/puzzles/gadgets: Rubik's Cube.

So I thought there must be some museum or display or official home of the Cube there where fans could make "pilgrimages" and learn about the history, maybe seeing prototypes and related inventions of Ernő Rubik etc.

But hunting around and asking around turned up nothing at all! Can this be right that there is nothing to commemorate Rubik's Cube in the city where its inventor has always lived? Or is it merely little known, small, or not publicized in English?

Or maybe there is a smaller display in a larger museum or such? Maybe in a University? Maybe at the company headquarters?

Or maybe there is an Ernő Rubik or Rubik's Cube museum not in Hungary at all but on the other side of the world? Does anybody know of one anywhere?

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maybe this event list helps you: worldcubeassociation.org/results/competitions.php –  RoflcoptrException Nov 6 '11 at 20:40
It seems speedcubing events are easier to find than "Cube Mecca" (-: –  hippietrail Nov 6 '11 at 21:06

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Have you had a look at the Iparművészeti Múzeum (sorry, no english page...)? According to http://budapestinterim.blogspot.com, there is (or was) an exhibition about Rubik cubes...

They have a page about new acquisitions they made in 2009 which very briefly mentions "a Rubik's collection".

Iparművészeti Múzeum

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No I don't think I've heard of it, let me take a look! I know this building - took lots of photos of it last year but never went in. From memory it seemed closed when I was taking the photos. In fact even that article seems familiar like I might have looked it up once before... –  hippietrail Nov 7 '11 at 7:44
I would love to hear from anyone that's been there, especially if you have some photos of the exhibits! –  hippietrail Nov 7 '11 at 9:13

Next year they'll start building a Rubik's Cube shaped museum that might open for the public in 2017 :) http://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/museum/

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Wow! Thanks for dropping by to answer. (-: –  hippietrail Jan 9 '13 at 15:38

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