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“A dramatic testament to a dark time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of House of Terror

House of Terror
Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
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Ranked #40 of 255 attractions in Budapest
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Owner description: A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
Houston, Texas
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“A dramatic testament to a dark time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Perhaps it can be said that House of Terrors is a modern museum, using multimedia to get its message across. It can see overwrought st times, but the basement level is especially striking and the Hall of Victimizers is a great way to remind visitors that justice was never entirely meted out. Accessible for English speakers, it's worth the visit.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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“Good but could be great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

This museum covers the extremely tragic history of the Nazi and Soviet dictatorships of terror. While it was very interesting and put together very well, it really lacked any explanation (in English) other than lengthy typed pieces of paper that we struggled over in dimly lit rooms. I also found the order of the musuem confusing as it would regularly flip between the 40s and 50s. I would still recommend this museum to non Hungarian tourists but be prepared to read about 20 sheets of paper to understand it.

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Perth, Australia
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“Lost unless you can speak Hungarian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The museum has a lot of information about the war. As you go around you can pick up English or Hungarian papers in each room which detail about the stage of the war at that time. The rooms also have furniture, uniforms and the like. On the wall on silver signs are (I assume) descriptions of what the room is about, but nothing in English. Apart for the story with didn't match with the room we had no idea what was happening.

Visited December 2013
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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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“Goood but even better if you speak hungarian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I dont know if it is OK to say, it was Good.. But yes, same "Good" experience as in other places like this. But 1 thing that is not so well done is the Speakers for EN or other languages. I have used the one for EN and the lady is using same voice and just reading you facts.. Not really ideal. I think its enought to go there and watch videos, many of the are translated, so you will be fine.!

Visited December 2013
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“very educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was a very interesting place as i was fairly ignorant about the history of Hungary. There are lots of videos of people recounting all the disasters which befell them and their families, with English subtitles. There are lots of leaflets in English at each exhibition which you can take with you. It is a bit depressing to see and hear of all the despicable things which were inflicted on innocent civilians during the nazi occupation, and again under the communist invasion in 1956. The prison cells in the basement were really horrible! Take a nice walk to heroes Square afterwards to restore equilibrium!

Visited November 2013
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