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Budapest History Museum (Budapesti Toreneti Muzeum)

Szt. Gyorgy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #121 of 228 Attractions in Budapest
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Naantali, Finland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The museum consists of a multi-storey building and cellars with a lot of artefacts on display. Pretty fragmented, I would have expected bigger, organized entities and for instance displays of living inte in the city in the past millenniums and decenniums. The collections and the layout are somewhat messy, it was hard to figure out the right route. You seem... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is situated within the palace complex and you get to explore a lot of it completely unsupervised and in your own time. The exhibits are arranged over 4 floors and take you through different ages of time with the relevant information and artefacts. It is a very varied and informative display and throughout you can see all the fantastic... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

There a two floors in this lovely architecture museum. Walk from room to room and see the ancient relics from the past. It will show you the different cultures, battles, kings and queens and life style on how the Hungarians have endured thought out the ages. There are beautiful painting and clothing on show and also many different kinds of... More

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Statesville, North Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

The history of Budapest from prehistoric through the modern era. Well done English translations and wonderful artifacts in all the exhibits. Well worth the time when you are in the castle area.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This museum is free of charge if you have the Budapest-card and I'm happy I went in without paying. A lot of paintings and a lot of statues. Not really my thing, but they explain almost everything about Hungarian culture and how history went.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Budapest History Museum is located in a 17th century palace. This museum has 2 floors, the groundfloor and a big basement which leads to the ruins of the old fortress dating from Middle Ages. It's like a maze.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ok, when you go to a museum, you expect to see HISTORY Right? Here, there didn't seem to be much of that More about arts and paintings. In my opinion, those belong in a gallery

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Budapest History Museum is housed in the Royal Palace. Entry is 2000 Ft or free with a Budapest Card. It is open 10-6pm, closed on Mondays. The exhibition halls are huge, in the basement you can see remains of the 13th C medieval palace. The baroque building you see today was built in the 1850's and lovingly restored after... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum was extremely boring and housed mostly pieces of the old castle. Spread out over a lot of rooms. AND you had to pay to take photos (luckily we didn't)

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This museum is set in the wonderfully impressive Castle complex atop Buda Hill, and is an impressive sight when viewed from the Pest side of the Danube. Entrance was 2000 HUF (about £5.50), and I would suggest allowing at least 90 minutes to properly explore this first class museum. The basement levels contain displays and artefacts from the medieval period... More

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