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House of Terror

Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
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Ranked #43 of 262 attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Really dissapointed with this place! Most of the information is in hungarian. There is not that much to see compared to the price and the discount system is stupid.. A 25 year old student gets 50% discount but 26 year old student is full price. Save your money and time on watch history channel instead better and more information. Not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Despite of the museum being small, it holds quite a few exponents to reflect the era described. I haven’t found it too scary, unless you really have a vivid imagination, but quite good for some historical knowledge. If you are into history, i would recommend a visit, allows you to quickly glance through some of the World War II terrors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very moving and powerful, especially if you are familiar with or have experienced the Eastern Bloc. The exhibition is very well made, has a great atmosphere and tells a coherent story. With music and lights, it is just a bit melodramatic from time to time, while at the same time you have quite a lot of material to read (if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Stumbled across this place and was so surprised. The themes were presented in an interesting and thought provoking way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Tremendous introduction to Hungarian life and culture from WWII through Communist era. Stepping outside afterwards, I was in awe of the progress of the past 25 years post Communist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The building contains an exhibition about the fascist and communist regime in Hungary, and about happenings from inside the building itself. Almost nothing is translated to english inside the exhibition, but you can find sheets around with english text. We just walked through it without reading these as it was a bit crowded and we got a bit tired from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum/memorial is very well executed with good theming and atmosphere. If, like me, you were somewhat unfamiliar with the history of Budapest there is plenty of information to bring you up to date. We did not go for the audioguides as there are LOTS of sheets of paper with information written on. In fact there was probably too much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As a memorial to the horrible atrocities committed here, you should go. Apparently, the museum has won many awards for their exhibits. Perhaps I am comparing too much to the Holocaust museum in Washington, DC, which is absolutely amazing. I actually found some of the exhibits almost campy and disrespectful. The overly dramatic music and lighting felt more like a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The house of terror puts into perspective the life of a common man from WWII to Soviet occupation. The level or degree of terror and cruelty inflicted on the Hungarians from both of the powers is appalling and shows human beings at their worst. The exhibits consists of different rooms representing different eras with short clips and written pamphlets. You... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The core is the suffering of Hungarian people in the communist years, and how and why it happened, presented mainly through contemporary pictures, newsprint, and the spoken and recorded words of those who suffered. There's not much in the way of 'real things' in the body of the exhibition, which makes it all feel a bit old-fashioned and wordy. I... More

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