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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 #115 of 223 Attractions 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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Waterford, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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81 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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266 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
26 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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UK
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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14 helpful votes 14 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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