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
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 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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Peter C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates53 contributions
One of the hidden secrets of Budapest!
Jun 2020
Actually only ceased to be a secret nuclear bunker to house hospital staff in 2002. The full story is in the chapter on secret monuments in my new travel book, "Escape to Budapest, Moving to Europe's Coolest City".
Written May 7, 2021
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Melissa
South Africa31 contributions
It's a must
Feb 2020 • Couples
I am a history lover and I absolutely loved every moment of it. The guide was professional and he answered all of my questions.
Written January 13, 2021
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Laurylau-p
Antwerp, Belgium682 contributions
Hospital under Budapest
Jan 2020
Hospital under Budapest. Very large museum, very nice the visit with which you understand how the hospital worked. The price of the visit is very good.
Written December 31, 2020
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Vincent C
3 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2020
Friendly staff, great exhibits, very informative and extremely intriguing. My family and I had a great time visiting this museum and would recommend anyone coming to Budapest to put this on their list. It isn't one of the most well known museums but deserves every bit of recognition. The tour guide spoke in both English and Hungarian, and provided great insight into the history of the building.

5/5 all the way.
Written September 3, 2020
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Aram V
Utrecht, The Netherlands10 contributions
Must see! Absolutely worth it :) Pleasantly surprised me after visiting Budapest for 15 years!
Aug 2020 • Solo
Although I'm visiting Budapest for 15 years I've never been here before, and on hand I'm sorry about that but on the other hand this place pleasantly surprised me after all those years.

The story is interesting, the site itself is interesting and the scenes with wax models make it look even more interesting and real.

Our group had a very professional (and English SPEAKING) guide who was honestly interested and knew a lot about the place.
Written August 17, 2020
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lisamalewiski
Denmark, WI33 contributions
Must see!
Feb 2020 • Friends
Everyone visiting Budapest should carve out an hour our two to take this exceptional tour. Small tour groups with fantastic and extremely knowledgeable tour guides made this a great experience.
Written August 7, 2020
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John Costa
Salt Lake City, UT13 contributions
Surprising
Aug 2019
This was the best place to visit on Budapest. Chocking information. Great and sad history. I wish photos were allowed but the surprising small place for such a great piece of history was very interesting. Worth every penny
Written July 5, 2020
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candriac
Sarasota, FL59 contributions
Interesting Historic Spot
Oct 2019
Very cool historical spot, the tour was well worth it and very educational. I never knew a place like this existed and the history was quite interesting. I would definitely recommend checking this out - I was told about it from a person who was born and raised in Budapest but now lives in the USA.
Written May 20, 2020
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Dear candriac, Thank you for visiting the Hospital in the Rock and for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear that the visit in our museum was such a positive experience for you. We hope to see you again! Best regards, Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
Written June 18, 2020
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Karyn W
Kansas City, MO1,427 contributions
really cool museum capturing a part of history
Jun 2019
We visited this amazing hospital built into the side of a mountain. No photos were allowed but it was very cool! You went in with a group and guide. We got to see makeshift beds, many tools, and overall it's just like a snapshot of history. And the cave/bunker really has a lot of story to tell. One thing I picked up on and really appreciated was that a lot of the museum tour focused on how the doctors were the true war heroes and lets have peace in the world. At the end they included images of art from children living near where the atomic bombs went off in Japan. After you exit the tour you are in a small gift shop. It was one of the few places on our visit to Budapest that my husband and I bought a souvenir. It was a place we didn't want to forget.
Written April 20, 2020
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Dear jelico8, Thank you for visiting the Hospital in the Rock and for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to see that you grasped the main massage of our exhibition, and that the tour had such a strong influence on you and your husband. We hope that the souvenir you purchased in our gift shop will always remind you of the importance of peace in the world. Best regards, Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
Written June 18, 2020
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HJStockholm
Stockholm, Sweden242 contributions
Interesting
Mar 2020
Very nice staff, interesting museum. Would have been nicer with a tour guide that was more engaged. The guide was fine, but a bit monotone in delivery. Maybe more details and personal stories of people who had experiences there would be interesting. Cool place to visit though!
Written March 16, 2020
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  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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