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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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“secret police” (159 reviews)
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Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Terror is not something we want to know. But if you don't understand the evil humans can do in the past we might slip into it again. And Hungarian and German and Russians alike used the same facility to harm fellow citizens they identified as...More

Thank paxnrth
Reviewed yesterday

I recommend you go early. We arrived around 10:30 and there was no line. When we left at 12:30, there was a queue for tickets. Historically educational and great to learn about such troubled times from Hungary's perspective. If I went again, I would pay...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this to help with some writing research and it gave an interesting perspective. There's a lot of controversy about the presentation and it certainly differed from some of the books I'd read, but the chilling experience of visiting the stark cells in the...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is something I would not miss while traveling through Budapest. We opted to not get head phones and I think that was a mistake. I think we would have gotten more out of the experience instead of reading the information ourselves at each room....More

Thank Clambina
Reviewed 2 days ago

I thought that Hitler was the worst thing that happened to Hungary but the Soviets were as bad if not worse. From the Arrow Cross to Independence, this museum gives an in-depth view of a challenging time in history.

Thank happytrailsCleveland
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most harrowing to view original footage of the holocaust and the 1956 uprising against the Communist regime.

Thank Sinclairs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a must see when visiting Budapest. I recommend the headphones as everything is explained. There's so much history in Budapest and this museum takes the visitor through it all extremely well.

Thank briddineen
Reviewed 3 days ago

It starts with the somber music and ends with jail cells in the basement.The story of a terrible time in a great country is very important to experience.

Thank Willum56
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a nice experience, we used the audio guides which I think it's a MUST. Well organised, shame it doesn't have more information translated to English on the placards (everything is mostly in Hungarian). Worth a visit:)

Thank noroots_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

Exhibits at these museum are really well done and make you feel in the moment that all of this was happening. It's very sad but very informative. I strongly recommend spend the extra money in the audio guide but if you're on a budget, they...More

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kwjroberts79
How do you get the EU discount mentioned in one of the reviews
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.
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120Sue
We will be in Budapest on November 26, a Saturday and wish to visit the House of Terror that afternoon. Should be buy tickets in advance or wait until we are there? Also, can we sign up for a docent guided tour in advance or do we have to take pot luck once there?
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
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Paul O
Could any one tell me how long you need to go around this place ? I am wondering if an hour is fine or longer will be needed to see everything worth seeing ?
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.
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