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House of Terror Museum

Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
+36 1 374 2600
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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
+36 1 374 2600
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Reviewed yesterday

The exhibition was significantly worse than any other I have seen on similar subject matter. The abhorrent acts of the communist regime were conveyed in a manner that felt insincere. Furthermore the exhibit was simply confusing for us as non-Hungarian speakers, even with the help...More

Thank mcgarc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a person who prefers facts against stories I was expecting more real exponats than dramatization via media and scene. Anyway, I found out a lot of interesting facts about history of Hungary! It's recommended to take an audio guide if you don't understand Hungarian...More

Thank Andrius K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Provides amazing history of what Budapest was like during both the Nazi and Russian occupation. Helps to understand the horror that the Hungarians had to face and a reminder that we should stop oppressive regimes.before they gain power

Thank bettyanp
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very good look into the history of communism and then the Nazi invasion. Definitely recommend audio tour, as it is extra. If you are not as bumble on your feet, it isn't clear the elevator options in where to go next.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was lower down in our priority list but we found it worthwhile. It's important to remember the pain this wonderful country has gone through. From WWII through the communist era, Hungary has been subjected to the worst and come through it all with great...More

Thank Tom_and_Luann
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the free walking tour first in the morning and then go for this. We just found this by accident when we were walking on the way to Heroes memorial. You'll see the Opera too along the same boulevard. For 2 Euro, we have seen...More

Thank jojie626
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are intersted in the complex topic of the occupation by the nazi regime and the soviet occupying forces you should give this place a visit. The overall presentation is intimidating and artistic at the same time. The symbolic iron curtain in front of...More

Thank JamesWatt_on_Tour
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Okay, the history of brutality during the communist rule isn't exactly breaking news. You can see a modern day version in Venezuela. The museum is very well done and well maintained, but it serves as a reminder only to those who don't know much about...More

Thank GrumpyOldMan57
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an incredible museum! Really gives you insight into the terror the Hungarians suffered during Nazi and Soviet occupation. Definitely purchase the audio. Way to much reading otherwise.

Thank kdmcdutton
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is well presented and tells of the history of the communist and fascist regimes in Budapest. Get the audio guide! There are sheets of paper to explain each part of the exhibit but it is entirely too much reading!

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May 4, 2017|
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Response from Heli K | Reviewed this property |
By showing e.g. your passport. All the ticket prices you'll find from their own website - terrorhaza.hu - they have there visitor information page.
October 27, 2016|
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Response from leekm | Reviewed this property |
I went early on a Sunday morning as I had only an hour to spare. Even before opening there was a short queue. Later I saw the queue becoming quite long. The museum can become quite cramped under such conditions. While a... More
Paul O
June 6, 2016|
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Response from jcstich | Reviewed this property |
I would say that an hour would be the very minimum. Two to three hours could easily be spent seeing everything there is to see.