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Budapest History Museum (Budapesti Toreneti Muzeum)

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Address: Szt. Gyorgy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest, Hungary
Phone Number: 1 3757533
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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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This place was excellent, brilliant value for money and some real quality displays. Well worth paying the little bit extra to see the special exhibit. During out visit it was an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This place was excellent, brilliant value for money and some real quality displays. Well worth paying the little bit extra to see the special exhibit. During out visit it was an exhibition of Mummies - really really good. Not worth paying for the Dinosaur garden though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

a must see when you are in Buda hill you will feel that you are in medieval times, really it's the best museum I've ever been to, nice history of Hungarian kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Really interesting but would benefit from a bit more signage. We got in free with the Budapest card. Make sure you look in the chapel. My partner kept wishing he knew more about the history of Budapest. Removed one star as we had to pay to take photos. The only real negative thing here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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