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Address: Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 (1) 374 26 00
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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.

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This tells quite graphically the history of war in Budapest. The information sheets in each room are quite informative but I found the time scale quite confusing. It takes a fair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow so much history in one place, first the Germans and then the Russians, Many floors of information and the displays are excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a sobering look at life in Hungary under the Communist regime. The mock trials, depravations and agonies endured by the Hungarian population was individually and collectively a time of terror, literally.

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Tonbridge, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Until you have visited this museum you will not understand the turbulent history of modern day Hungary. Well presented with much archive film and free is you are a pensioner.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited similar museums across Eastern Europe (including the very good museum in Vilnius, Lithuania), and in comparison the House of Terror seems more interested in making this a tourist experience rather than a museum seeking to educate. Enter fancy screens and scary music, slow-moving, shiny elevators with grim accounts of torture, etc. Being housed in the former headquarters... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most interesting & yet disturbing museums I have ever visited. The museum layout & displays are excellent giving a detailed history of what happened in & around this building. Would highly recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This tells quite graphically the history of war in Budapest. The information sheets in each room are quite informative but I found the time scale quite confusing. It takes a fair few hours to go through the whole museum.

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Crosshaven, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're the least bit interested in the Hungarian experience from the mid 30's through the end of the cold war and how Hungarians were treated by Germany, Russia and their own leaders, then don't miss this museum. You may find certain elements disturbing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting and raw lesson on the history of Hungary under communism rule. Make sure to set aside s couple of hours and pay he extra to receive the head devises. Spend time to listen to the stories told by the people. Some of the stories are quite vivid and the music sets the scene. One of the best... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here during our mini break to Budapest. Our ticket costed roughly £3 each as they have discounted tickets for under 26 years old if able to produce a valid ID. Receptionists all speak good English so we had no problems with communication during our visit. We didn't know what we were really expecting, but pleasantly surprised with the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

House of Terror in Budapest is a memorial for the victims of the fascist and communist regimes in Hungary, and is the perfect place to learn everything about the "bloody" history of the country. The specially composed background music and sound effects transport you to an era long gone, ensuring chills run down your spine as you read about the... More 

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