History Museums in Budapest

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History Museums in Budapest

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  • Cara R
    3 contributions
    It was incredibly interesting and a very unique experience. I highly recommend it. It was great that the tour lasted an hour so we could get on with our day without it feeling like it consumed the holiday. Really great, emotional displays and an incredibly sad history. Good value for money and an impressive tour with lots to see. It was incredible how many real items were there and seeing the actual machines and items used in real life. The wax figurines were of high quality and tastefully done. The medical helicopter and jeep were excellent surprises. My only criticism is that our tour was off to a bad start because the guide just walked off with the group and left us and no one had said how to access the lockers or what we needed to put in. We were struggling to use them as we needed a Euro but we had HUF only in Notes and the sign at the entrance said no jackets but bags ok but we later realised this meant no coats in the lockers!!! No-one helped us and it was very embarrassing. We had to catch up with the rest of the group inside the underground hospital having missed some of the introduction and the elderly staff member seemed really annoyed with us for not knowing what to do. Two of them just watched us struggle with frustration. As we had booked an English speaking tour, someone should have said this is where you can put your belongings and this is what you need to put in. However, the overall experience saved itself.
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • seahawksXLVIII
    Budapest, Hungary289 contributions
    Its been a while since I have visited this museum. There are sme interesting exhibitions for the whole family. Perfect option for rainy days.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • marthawannabe
    Moncton, Canada146 contributions
    I saw this memorial in 2016 shortly after it was opened. I cried then and cried again this time. I don't think you can see this without being moved. Lots of interview with survivors and scholars, plus new material since I last visited. I think a trip to Budapest requires that you see this.
    Written October 25, 2022
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  • Andrej P
    Maribor, Slovenia30 contributions
    It gives you many informations about the history of city and castle it self. Maybe it could be more modern, more interactive.
    Written November 1, 2021
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  • Lynsey S
    West Timperley, UK102 contributions
    This is a small museum dedicated to Franz Liszt. The museum contains some of his works and his piano and is where he once lived.
    If you like classical music it's worth going to, but if you aren't that interested you may find it less so.
    Written May 31, 2020
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  • andrei_petrescu
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands633 contributions
    Entry fee: 1000 HUF (around 2.5 EUR). Enjoyed my time here, exploring amazing level of details and talent placed in creating the glass mosaics. The Roth Miksa Memorial House in Budapest was the home of Roth Miksa, the internationally well-known Hungarian mosaicist and stain glass artist responsible for making mosaic and stained glass prominent art forms in Hungarian art.
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • Danai K
    Xanthi, Greece37 contributions
    It’s almost 1,5km tunnel with nothing to see. The statues are not good at all. There is a whole part of the labyrinth that’s in complete darkness. Not for claustrophobics AND not for people with any kind of respiratory problems. I have a mild form I asthma and I couldn’t breath in there! It’s full of humidity and mold! This place is not being well taken care of. I was running trying to get out and get some fresh air.
    Written January 2, 2020
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  • Sladeyhoop
    Worthing, UK698 contributions
    We found this museum by chance and it was great. Incredible to see what life was like when Hungary was behind the iron curtain. Really good way to spend an hour or so looking at all the exhibits ranging from a typical home to USSR war machinery and cars etc.

    Great little cafe also at good prices.
    Written December 3, 2022
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  • HealdGreenForever
    Slovakia297 contributions
    Kiscelli Museum is set in a beautiful building in a leafy courtyard, a short distance from Budapest's city centre. We enjoyed getting out of the craziness and into a more normal, lived in part of the city as we journeyed on the tram.

    What was particularly interesting for us were the old guild and shop signs, however the content of the museum is varied and, at some points, unexpected (as a few rooms also house art exhibitions and displays).
    Written February 11, 2019
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  • Srinidhii Ganeish Mallyaa
    Nuremberg, Germany208 contributions
    I was intrigued by the Petofi Museum when I saw it pop on the list of museums on Google and I made sure I visited this place. So there was no one except us and only some parts had translations in English but there was this very kind girl named Krisztina who on my request explained everything to me. Very sweet girl. She explained the contemporary arts kept in the temporary exhibition. After that she even explained to me the life of Petofi. He was a very famous Hungarian poet during the revolution time in Hungary. And she told me that many Hungarians are extremely fond of him and his works which is why an entire museum this big is dedicated to him. There are intensive details about his life maybe even observing his psychology and tracing what made him so great. Wish I knew the language to understand it with more clarity. Nevertheless Krisztina made me have a good time in the museum.

    If you are someone who likes venturing into museums that don't appeal to most of the museum lovers then you would love this place. I loved it for the sheer vibe of it. These things are so old and with hardly any people inside you can almost feel all the energy of antiques hitting you. I spent 2 hours photographing and I have shared some of the many photographs.

    The entrance price costs somewhere around 10 euros.
    Written March 6, 2019
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  • activenretired
    New Lenox, IL780 contributions
    Better than the green space, are the many “replica “ buildings of many different styles that were built for the 1896 millennium celebration. Originally built of wood and cardboard, later constructed of permanent materials. This area is popular with locals. Includes a man-made lake for boating in summer and ice skating in winter.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • silangel1
    Budapest, Hungary3,588 contributions
    Very nice area, clean and modern after the reconstruction. Beautiful building, cool programs. Perfect coffee and cakes. Recommended.
    Written January 4, 2020
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  • stinkwink
    Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
    Under the overpass of the Árpád Bridge, a Roman bath of about 1800 years old is hiding. Few people know, and even fewer visit it. If any of the big cities in the world would hold such a spectacle, they would clasp their two hands together in joy.
    Years ago, I had wanted to see it already, but it was surrounded, and the gate was locked. Only a miserable Alsatian dog bored on a short chain. Fortunately, I had a sandwich with me that I was able to comfort him, and at least one of us was happy. Now, a couple of days ago, I did not want to believe my luck when I found the gate open. Over the years, significant changes have taken place. Everywhere, two-language enlightenment tables tell the history of the bath and the fortification and explain the sights.
    At the entrance, the above-mentioned informative tables are telling us where and what is visible in this surprisingly large ruin. I spent about 1.5 to 2 hours, but I always felt I did not see enough. The bathing culture of the Romans has always been famous, but to admire that they used floor heating in the 2nd century BC to keep the corridors warm, it was terrific They had several pools of different temperatures. The stairs on the four corners of a pool, leading into the water, are still fairly intact. On the side, there is a piece of original flooring. Some rooms around there belonged to the fortress. Roughly in the middle of the area, there is a fountain, and behind it, on the wall, there is an inscription:“Thermae Maiores.“ If you like challenges, it is possible to go down one level from there and choose the harder way and get through a low arch to reach the pillar forest of the floor heating. I have to admit that I didn’t recognize some parts of the ruins following the descriptions. However, this did not stop me from enjoying all the minutes of the visit. So that in a couple of days later on, when I happened to be around, and it was heavily snowing snow, I went in and looked at again some parts.
    There’re also Roman fragments displayed in the Arpad Bridge underpass and columns on Florian square that also belongs to the Roman Bath Museum. It is confusing since the ruins of the bath is under the ramp of the bridge, but fenced around (free entry) while these statues, column, frieze, etc. fragments are in the underpass. They displayed next to the walls, in between little shops operating there, and benches mostly occupied by homeless people. On Florian square, the columns and some remaining walls also belong to the same Roman legion who used the bath, since there was their camp. This area is so rich in archaeological memories that your visit is only limited by the amount of time you have.
    Written January 15, 2018
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  • mmanch
    Rumford, RI134 contributions
    We had an outstanding meal at the Millenium House Cafe and Restaurant. The salads were beautifully presented and had delicious dressings that did not overpower the greens. The grilled duck breast was moist and tender and incredibly flavorful. One of my friends said it was the best she had ever tasted. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. We went for an early evening dinner on a Saturday night. Our only complaint is that the DJ started playing loud disco music well before the dance party was to start. We had to shout to be heard. The meal, though, was exceptional and the venue in a historic building in Városliget is just beautiful.
    Written October 6, 2022
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  • TravelwithCarol2017
    Post Falls, ID168 contributions
    Worth the trek if you want to experience Roman ruins and some beautiful mosaic floors. The Aquincum Museum is nearby for more in-depth info on this time in history.
    Written August 6, 2018
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