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Budapest History Museum (Budapesti Toreneti Muzeum)

Address: Szt. Gyorgy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest, Hungary (Várkerület)
Phone Number: 1 3757533
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Ranked #162 of 394 things to do in Budapest
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was really interesting and there's so much to see. We enjoyed the opportunity to just wander around and explore without following a specific route, and it was a great morning. There is a section in the basement all about the castle as well as a really informative exhibition upstairs with a chronological history of the city. Not very expensive... More 

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Tillsonburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Budapest Jan.29th, 2015 A recent trip to Budapest, Hungary was a shining star in our travel experiences. It is situated on the shores of the Danube, which creates a beautiful backdrop for this charming city. Although 70% of the city was destroyed in the war, it has been meticulously rebuilt to reflect its past and function in today’s world. We... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There was so much to cover that my brain got a little tired but it was worth a visit (free entry with our 72hr tourist cards for the public transport system - recommend buying one of these!). Very interesting history!

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Waterford, Ireland
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Occupying a wing of the old Buda Castle complex, this museum covers a wide range of historical periods, including the archaeological story of the Castle site itself. Also exhibited are items from the golden age of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and displays representing Budapest life at various points in history. The 1970's living-room display is a great example of attention to... More 

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Mons
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Not a big line to get in and kind of empty, compared to the zoo of people out at Fisherman's Bastion and the restaurants. Nice price deal on 30 DEC of 900 HF per person. Started up on the 2nd floor in ancient history and made our way down to the present. Good presentations, everything is in HUN and English... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The museum is part of a complex of buildings on Buda Hill. The admission fee is 2000 huf and it takes about 1-1.5 hours to see all 4 floors. There are many interesting artifacts through the whole museum. The top floor has many interesting items made of bronze and some beautiful glassware. The basement is beautiful. Make sure you wonder... More 

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Sharon, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our visit to the museum helped us get our bearings shortly after we arrived in Budapest. We began by viewing the new permanent exhibit, "Light and Shadow," which we liked a great deal. These displays were set up chronologically, so, we were able to grasp the storyline fairly easily. In addition, the galleries were spacious and not very crowded when... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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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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UK
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42 helpful votes 42 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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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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