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House of Terror Museum

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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
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Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
+36 1 374 2600
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Reviewed today via mobile

To long a queue to put small ruck sack into cloakroom after not being allowed to take into museum. Seemed to have arrived at the same time as a school party. Not very organised.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HelenA417
Reviewed yesterday

To be honest this place is not as i "expected". It was terrible, not human what nacist did in the past, but in this place is not so terrible. Of course, after leaving you have this sad and disappointed feeling, you think how someone could...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alex Š
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum close to Oktogon square shows the history of the dictatorships that took place in the country, Soviet and Nazism. In the museum different scenarios are represented, with a lot of video and audio witnesses. The visit is not that long and totally worthy.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 925eleonoras
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Museum was interesting, it took us 2 hours to walk through done interesting videos of real life experiences that happened during the Second World War and during the Cold War!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paola A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating and terrifying insight into the Hungarian secret police. Make sure you get the audio guide and allow 2 and a half hours. Some queues and busy. Staff were great and food nice too

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank F7800MTstephenp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Suggest you buy the audio when purchasing your ticket, it would surely make this more understandable.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TTWindom
Reviewed 3 days ago

There wasn't a long wait when we came here, only three people in front of us. Come early during the weekdays to avoid crowding. The museum was amazing, very moving. We spent around 2 hours walking around it. The only thing I would change was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marijamatavz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most crucial complaint it’s so damn hot inside with no air moving. 3000HUF for a ticket with very little explanation in each room for none Hungarian speakers. The audio guide was probably necessary but we were not told while purchasing tickets - only told that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank jeremyj171
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is excellent, the basement in particular was so moving. It's is very very hot! Very uncomfortable! I have mobility issues but you could get around this museum with a rollator no problem.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bellabell207
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fascinating place to visit! This is a must do if visiting Budapest. Spend as long as you like here - there is a lot to take in and learn about Budapest’s past. I knew nothing about Hungarian history so this was a real eye...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 28, 2018|
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Response from chrismac299 | Reviewed this property |
In Early November there were no queues whatsoever, I just walked straight in, there were people there but very few.
December 28, 2018|
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Response from Tupelo010835 | Reviewed this property |
We got there on a weekday about 11 and waited about 45 minutes outside then another 20 inside. Can't speak to other times. In retrospect, our time would have been better spent at the ice cream place across the street!
November 25, 2018|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
To get on the bandwagon. I did not enjoy the House of Terror. Many things to do in Budapest. H of T a mixed bag and definitely not for everyone. Not to mention the cost.