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Budapest History Museum

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Address: Szt. Gyorgy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 487 8800
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Description: Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval...
Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval Royal Palace of the Buda Castle, Budapest In the Middle Ages and Gothic Sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda.
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Great history of the city

The museum is situated in the old royal palace buildings and interestingly not only goes over several floors above the ground but also goes underground. This allows you to go back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Gary W
Melbourne, Australia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I may have done something incorrectly but the museum appeared to me as confusing to navigate. Additionally, the museum seemed to focus heavily on the church history, which was pretty good in my opinion, but then moved into antiquities and old pots, pans, sculptures, etc., and it didn't flip my switch. It was inexpensive so I don't mind paying for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Set in the Royal Palace, the museum was set over many levels in gorgeous large rooms where we could freely take our time wandering around looking at the history of Budapest, lots of beautiful exhibits. I especially enjoyed the medieval section.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The museum is situated in the old royal palace buildings and interestingly not only goes over several floors above the ground but also goes underground. This allows you to go back in time and see the old architecture of the buildings overtime. I really enjoyed the old statuary pieces recently found. The other highlight was the bit of tapestry found... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Oh my, this one covers everything from Sisigmund the 1st to the fall of the Iron Curtain. It's quite a comprehensive museum in a lovely setting. If you're a big history nerd like me, plan on spending the bulk of the day here. It's worth your time.

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Gimel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited this museum on a weekend when it was in the mid 90s F every day and it was quite hot (and we are in our early 30s, not easily bothered by such things) inside. The audio guide was necessary to describe the exhibits but as mentioned by others the accompanying map is a little bit confusing. Also there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited the museum for a couple of hours which was plenty for us and allowed us to see a good selection of things but perhaps not everything across the four floors. There is reduced price entry for students and you have to pay extra if you want to take photos. I found the first floor with the medieval statues... More 

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We entered from the left of the building rather then through the main entrance as others have commented on, but it was still clearly an entrance and meant that we'd been able to enjoy a stroll around the outside of the building first. The museum is spread over 4 floors and despite the map we were given when we entered,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Museum was at first interesting, it was nice to look old items, but when you getting downstairs, then it were much more than jus interesting. In the bottom level has a foundation of the original Middle Ages castle and those parts of the museum was for me, the most amazing place and give the museum its fourth star. You have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We spent 3 hours in this museum and could have spent three days. It gives a great historical view of the development of the area dating back to the bronze age. The exhibits are outstanding and the explanations are in English. I wish I had more time. It is well worth the visit if you are interested in history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ignore the easily confused buffs, I also entered the wrong door, but will not blame the museum for that! This is a really modern, powerful experience that pays due homage to a glorious (or perhaps it should really be potentially/nearly glorious, damn those Turks!) past and a proud present having overcome hardship after hardship. Anyone visiting Budapest today must be... More 

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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