Aquincum Museum
Aquincum Museum
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The remains of a former military garrison of the Roman province of Pannonia include a large amphitheater for 1,600 spectators.
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Sparkles
East Yorkshire, United Kingdom92 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We visited Aquincum on a Saturday in the summer holidays with a 9 and 13 year old. It is the bus stop just before the Aquincum bus stop. We had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend it especially if you have children who are into the Roman era.

At first I thought we would be at a slight loss as to what’s where and what’s what as you don’t get a site map with your ticket. I feel either a paper map on entry or just one site map on a big sign near the entrance would be a great addition. However, as we started to wonder around the archeological site, we realised that each section has a sign explaining what it was, a drawing that shows what that area would have looked like and also a little map as to what each room would have been. So we made our way round looking at each section sign and it was really fun and really good. It was so good seeing the drawings as it really helped imagine what it would have looked like.

Your full price ticket is also valid at the museum near Buda Castle 30 days from the date of your visit to Aquincum.

The site was really quiet and it is so wide spread that it would probably feel quiet even on a busy day. It’s very simple to reach from the city centre using public transport.

There are a few museums on site. One has some hands on exhibits which my children spent quite a while on, the other museum has artefacts and some mosaics. There is also a rebuilt Roman house and temple. There are a lot of Roman decorative stones, headstones etc around the site.

There were on site staff dressed in Roman clothing doing various activities but we didn’t partake in these but they looked good.

I would highly recommend this as a day out.
Written August 5, 2021
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy118 contributions
Nov 2021
Really Nice place and very important part of history you must visit.
A couple of minutes drive from Budapest center, very easy to find, a lot of road sign for the Aquincum, so you can easily find it without navigation.
There is a free parking in front for the visitors.
When the weather is nice you can visit both the Museum and the Archeological Park in front and around the Museum.
Ticket is 1300 HUF (3.6 EUR or 4.2 USD) in Winter Season (Nov-March) and 1900 HUF (5.3 EUR or 6.4 USD) in Summer Season (April to October) per person.
There is also an Amphitheater about 400m right of the Museum on the main road, easily reachable by foot. You will get a map inside for free. Staff is polite and knows English
It is worth it, a lot to see and have a great time.
Must Visit!
Written November 16, 2021
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KK
Copenhagen, Denmark227 contributions
Apr 2022
Interesting museum, about the old Roman settlement ruins next to the Sziget island. It has a small indoor museum with different artifacts from the ruins, and a larger outdoor one with larger objects. There are various information signs around the area, that explain what type of building the ruin once was.
It is worth spending a few hours. There is a children offer at the last Sunday of each month at a reduced price. Check out their own website for updated info.
Written April 30, 2022
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skink
Falls Church, VA586 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a very well done museum and site for Roman ruins. Bring good shoes as the outdoor ruins are fairly extensive with very informative panels in Hungarian and English. The museum is very modern with excellent displays of tools, coins, household goods, amphora, and other items from the Roman times. You will need a good 1 1/2-2 hours to explore everything include the very extensive outdoor exhibit of sarcophagus and statues.
Written July 24, 2022
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alehope30
121 contributions
Aug 2021
If you are in Budapest and you are interested in the great Roman Empire, Aquincum deserves to be seen.
The site is easily accessible, take the red metro line until stop Batthyany ter. From here take the urban train line H5. Be careful, don’t get confused with the trams on the surface. The line H5 starts underground and there is the stop named “Aquincum”, so it is easy. The site costs 1900 HUF for 1 adult.
You can simply walking among the ruins and enjoy the finds and reconstructions in the museum.
It is all interesting, but I have to say the site is a bit dispersive. In the site, there are several small houses where you can go and to get information and see finds, so, in my opinion, it would be necessary a map.
We didn’t find any map and it was also poor of indications.
In conclusion, this site deserves a visit, but it should be better valued and, of course, communication should be improved.
Written August 29, 2021
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marthawannabe
Moncton, Canada146 contributions
Oct 2022
I enjoyed it all. The scope of the ruins is almost overwhelming. The specific exhibits were all well done from the temple to the painters house. I think one day is not enough time to do credit to this site.
Written October 25, 2022
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Trolleycase
London, UK229 contributions
Sep 2022
What a fantastic find! Saw this and thought we would go for a wander, both of us being interested in history and what a surprise we got!! The place is much larger than it looks and is not just the outdoor Roman ruins but also has two indoor museum areas. Spent twice as long here than we expected and could have quite easily have doubled that again if we had the time. This place very interesting and had signs and explanations everywhere so you could understand where you were and how it was in Roman times. Staggering how extensive the ruins are - seeing from the roadside you do not realise how large this place is. The indoor exhibitions were also excellent with great attention to detail. If you are interested in history then this place is an absolute must!
Written December 3, 2022
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Jana B
12 contributions
Sep 2022
So interesting! We had such a great time exploring the ruined city. The ruins were much more extensive than we expected and we ending up spending about two hours. The ruins and museum are about a 15 minute drive from the center of Budapest. It was not crowded at all and cost about 5 USD for admission.
Written September 22, 2022
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nhdrjon
Dublin, Ireland133 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
This is not a place to go on your first trip to Budapest. Its very large and the really good stuff was taken by the Austrians to Vienna where it is on display.

Still if you are into Roman ruins this is big one. The new museum is very nice and informative. If I do this again, I would hire a guide to take us through it.

It is an easy train trip once you figure out the threain leaves from under the Buda side of the Margaret bridge.

When you get on look for a red box which you use with a hand lever to validate your ticket.

Get off at the stop after you pass the site.

We werer there late may and the cherry treee at teh far end was loaded so we had a free snack of cherries.

The pancake house nearby is Ok and reasonable for a light lunch.

There are better ruins and collections but if you are tired of the high culture on Budapest and want to get out of thecity this is a nice place to visit.
Written June 19, 2012
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Gerry B
St. Catharines, Canada1,075 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Visiting the Aquincum Museum in Budapest was a wonderful experience! I never realized that Romans had settled in this area many centuries ago. The ruins of this ancient city from the 2nd and 3rd century AD are fascinating. And the storage buildings, located at the far end of the park, are full of wonderful statues, grave markers, and parts of buildings, all waiting to be cataloged by researchers.

The exhibition of ceramics in architecture was interesting…who would have thought that clay tiles and clay bricks were marked by the makers with animal imprints?

We spent a lovely afternoon wandering the grounds, and then we spent a few more hours exploring the museum.

To get to the museum, take the HEV 5 from the Batthyány tér metro station to the Aquincum stop. The train actually passes the museum before it stops. So when you get off of the train, cross the busy road, and then turn right to walk back on the sidewalk to the museum.
Written October 21, 2014
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