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Budapest History Museum

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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 487 8800

Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval Royal...

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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Hard to find but worth the effort.

Free to over 70 EU citizens but I did get in even free with US drivers license. the exhibts are great

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buda castle has been rebuilt several times. History museum tells the story of change on the ground floor. Then one floor down is what's left of the old castle. They have done good job to conserve as much old structure as possible. Worth spending some time look. First floor is more modern development so I wasn't very interested. Tip: it... More 

Thank Meeyoru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Except for my whining, unappreciative teens, I could've spent days here. I was looking for a museum where I could understand the history of Hungary and of Budapest. It's perfect, and most if the captions/boards are also written in English. In particular, the current exhibit about Kracow + Budapest was perfect b/c exhibit was air-conditioned to 68d and it was... More 

Thank Elizabeth Z
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We went into the reception and decided to go in as the price was so insignificant. The early part we thought was going to justify the price but then as we explored we discovered that the museum is so large and you can wander on a numbe r of floors. It really was brilliant value for money and we could... More 

Thank David O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Comprehensive as it covered from pre-historic times right up until today. It was interesting to learn about the population changes over the centuries as well as the racial changes.

Thank Izzy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Free to over 70 EU citizens but I did get in even free with US drivers license. the exhibts are great

Thank kingofhma
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

There are quite a lot of exhibits but the real pleasure is to get out of the heat and just wander from information panel to information panel. They are really well written and by the end you have a great grasp of the history of this war ravaged country. Well worth the time

Thank Paul h
Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Budapest History Museum is situated in the Castle. As I am a senior, I paid 1000 forints, and this is great value! The museum, which is being extended and new displays added, is a history of the area on four floors, starting at the top, 10,000 years ago, each floor covers a time period. Everything is labelled in English... More 

Thank Sue B
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

First of all I will say I am biased because I love anything like this. The museum was well set out and took you way back through many times in Hungarys history. Many battles and uprisings. Loads of artefacts from times gone by. Because I am of seniors age all for 1000forints, about£2.50.Brilliant.

Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The price was exhorbitant (2000) although free the day I want. There were a couple of small rooms with little to show for it. A renovation was underway (to be fair). It took five minutes to see everything (really). And there was nothing about the history of Budapest (my motivation), only of the castle.

Thank Ken H
Limavady, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The museum is situated on three floors of the royal palace and hasn't changed much since I was a boy save for the addition of english descriptions and an audio guide. It covers the history of Budapest through to the variety of tribes and occupiers to modern times (1970s). This museum is dense; lots of reading and even the audio... More 

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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.
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