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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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Type: History 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... more » 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. « less
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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Helsinki
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24 helpful votes 24 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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London
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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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

While the museum does a decent job of telling the history of the city it is a bit dull. Facts are presented lackluster. There are many artifacts and some presentations of when things were built and by whom. The museum tells the story of who had controlled the city in different periods of time and some of their stories but... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited this museum to learn about the history of Budapest, but didn't learn as much as I had hoped. The layout was a little confusing, especially in the medieval parts. The 'Light and Shadow' exhibition was the best bit. A good museum, but I have seen better.

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited this museum on my first day in Budapest, hoping to learn about the city's history. When I left the museum, I didn't feel like I had learned anything. There are a lot of items on display, some of them quite interesting but the layout of the displays and the information given was awful. I would hope to at... More

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