There are many open-air ethnographic museums all around the country, where visitors can experience traditional country life in its original environment. The Open-Air Ethnographic Museum in Szentendre presents the traditional houses, community, sacred and farm buildings of the different regions of Hungary as they were in the 18th to 20th century, with a focus on the typical dwellings in each region. However, other similar open-air ethnographic museums in other parts of the country are usually more closely linked to typical local features and they conserve the country life culture typical for that given region. The Open-Air Ethnographic Museum in Szenna presents the folk architecture of Somogy county and Zselic hills and the one in Nagyvázsony presents the history of Bakony and Balaton Uplands, while the Göcsej Open-Air Ethnographic Museum in Zalaegerszeg presents the history of the villages in Zala county: visitors can see, for example, what a typical barn in Nagykutas, also called ‘torkos pajta’, or the pálinka distiller’s hut in Csöde, looked like. In the Őrség region, the archaic thatched roofed buildings of Őrség were left in their original place and thus were organised into a museum village in Szalafő, Pityerszer.
The Sóstó Village Museum in Nyíregyháza is home to a collection of folk architectural items from Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. The Vasi Museum Village in Szombathely has a collection of dwellings and other buildings that were used by different ethnic groups, such as Hungarians, Germans, Croats and Slovenes, in 27 villages in Vas county. The open-air ethnographic collection within the National Heritage Park in Ópusztaszer consists of 19 buildings from different parts of the country, giving visitors a glimpse of the traditions of these regions, how people lived in villages and farms, and what trades they practised in the 19th century. Hollókő – a UNESCO World Heritage site village – has conserved the typical features of a Palóc village from the beginning of the 20th century. In fact, the whole village is an open-air ethnographic museum where folk tradition has remained a part of everyday life.