Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, Budapest

Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and moving place. Visitors can learn about the WWII and the 1956 revolution as well as the Cold War in relation to this former TOP SECRET nuclear bunker. It had an important role during the war and it was classified until 2002 and opened as a museum in 2008. The place ensures a real time warp into the past. Mobiles are not working inside. Do not expect a regular museum. One hour long tour departs every hour in English. Guide books are available in several languages. Unforgettable experience underneath the Castle Hill. The entrance is only about 5 minutes walk from the famous Matthias-Church of Buda.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Déli pályaudvar • 7 min walk
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Malc196
Northwich, UK227 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We visited this place and it was very interesting well worth a visit you get a guide that takes you around the maze of tunnels
Written December 31, 2021
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Antonis P
2 contributions
Dec 2021
We visited the museum at December 2021 and we were stunned. The place is raw history by itself. From the very first moment Milan made us feel welcome with his energetic and friendly greeting. Later on Aldi provided us with historical information about the exhibition as she guided us through the tunnels. Thank you guys we gave us an experience we ll never forget !
Written December 23, 2021
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA414 contributions
Dec 2021
It’s hard to describe the reason to visit this amazing place. As others have noted you cannot take pictures though you can go to the website for such. For us, since we are both in the medical field we though this would be different than anything that we have visited during our European vacation. This place changed according to the times. I cannot possible imagine what this was like during the siege during WWII by the Russians since Hungary was part of the Axis and not the Allies. Then it morphed during the Cold War to a nuclear bunker which would have been completely useless during an attack. There are some artifacts there from Hiroshima that are reminders of the power of nuclear weapons along with a clear message about the futility of nuclear war. The guide was wonderful. There was a French couple with us with an audio guide who I suspect missed out on a lot. Would have been better to let them go at their own pace but that’s not possible. Highly recommend visiting. Enjoy.
Written December 17, 2021
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Avery C
Ellon, United Kingdom4 contributions
Dec 2021
Since you are not allowed to take photos, I was not sure what to expect from this museum just by reading reviews, but it is fantastic! The tour lasts around an hour and involves an introduction video and an amazing tour of the extensive cave system which comprises this hospital. The tour is filled with wax figures and old medical equipment which was super creepy and interesting, and they even have a helicopter in there! Tours run approximately every hour, with different language tours running at different times so be sure to check which tour you need to be on. It is worth noting that some of the content and imagery can be a little intense (details of injury and nuclear fallout etc) so perhaps not for the super faint-of-heart. The gift shop has very interesting items unlike your typical museum, and the tour gives guests a very concise summary of Budapest's military/political history. Absolutely worth a visit when visiting the beautiful castle rock area.
Written December 6, 2021
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Darrenmc7
9 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This was a great experience and very moving. The tour guide was excellent and the staff were very friendly.
Well worth the visit.
Written November 12, 2021
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Iulian R
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The tour is really worth it. The hospital is well preserved and full of original equipment + some well crafter mannequins that make you understand how all looked during the harsh days of the war when hospital was at it's peak. Everything was nice but it was even more awesome because of our guide who is a very charismatic and well prepared professional. The tour was for us in English and the guide's name was Tina.
Written November 8, 2021
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Kathryn L
Paphos, Cyprus149 contributions
Oct 2021
We tried to visit this place after recommendations from a friend. However when we tried to enter we were told that the next tour was 2 hours away. We asked if we could just wander around the exhibitions and were told that it was not possible. We did not have time to wait another 2 hours for a tour so asked for a book on the hospital and was told that they did not have any in English left. Not great personal service. We Googled the hospital and found it to be an interesting exhibition. Just a shame that we could not visit it ourselves.
Written October 30, 2021
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Dear Kathryn L, We are pretty sorry that you finally could not visit the Museum! Because of the special circumstances made by covid 19 we have to make and follow some safety regulations like limitation of number of people in one group. For the same reasons, temporarily - hopefully not for a long term - we can start less tours than before. Currently we have four English tours a day at 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30. It is also possible to join a Hungarian tour as well with an audio guide. You can buy your ticket online at our website , that way you can secure your space in the exact group you would like to. We really hope that you can visit us in the future without any problems! Feel free to write us beforehand and we will help you to organize everything! Best regards, Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
Written November 17, 2021
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Amanda C
Burton upon Trent, UK100 contributions
Oct 2021
I found this in a guide book so was determined to visit. You can only see this with the guided tour, they give you an audio machine to listen in your own language.
The tours is very interesting and well worth taking part in. The tour takes you all through the hospital which has wax figures representing people. It then takes you through to the part of the hospital which is now a nuclear bunker. The museum staff and ree very helpful, helping with the ticket machines and they are all friendly too, speaking very good English which was great!
The trip takes about an hour.
Written October 29, 2021
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Dear Amanda c, Thank you for visiting Hospital in the Rock and especially for leaving a great review. We do believe that helpfulness and language skills of the staff and guides are as important part of our operation as quality of wax figures and installations. We are very happy that you were pleased with all of them! Best regards, Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
Written November 17, 2021
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JJ Walsh
Kilcock, Ireland13 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
One of the best tours I have had. Such an unique attractions. The tour guide was excellent. You have to visit this attraction
Written October 21, 2021
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Stavros K
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This a unique sight that everyone must visit. For people that love history. You are guided throw tunnels and yoyr imagination goes wild.
Written October 16, 2021
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