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“Informative place to visit”

Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum
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Owner description: The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and moving place. Visitors can learn about the WWII and the 1956 revolution as well as the Cold War in relation to this former TOP SECRET nuclear bunker. It had an important role during the war and it was classified until 2002 and opened as a museum in 2008. The place ensures a real time warp into the past. Mobiles are not working inside. Do not expect a regular museum. One hour long tour departs every hour in English. Guide books are available in several languages. Unforgettable experience underneath the Castle Hill. The entrance is only about 5 minutes walk from the famous Matthias-Church of Buda Castle.
Walsall, United Kingdom
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“Informative place to visit”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

For obvious reasons you can't just wander around and have to go with a guide. The experience is probably better for the guide because they explain the uses of the hospital over time. It is incredible to think about the scale of the underground caves. A bit disappointing you can't take pictures.

Visited December 2013
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“Well-organised”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Their website is in English and gives clear and easy to follow instructions. Straightforward, no-fuss, you get in there just before the hour (tours run every hour on the hour). Our guide for the day 08JAN2014 was Eszter and she spoke perfect English and was most enthusiastic in her narratives. The tour started with a short film that gives a brief history of the bunker and continues with a guided walk through the maze of the bunker. This tour gives one a sense of the hardship and adversity that Hungarians experienced during World War II and the Revolution of '56. Excellent work in keeping the bunker in good condition; worth the entrance fee. Highly recommended!

Visited January 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“ Just what the doctor ordered! ”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Having been begrudgingly brought here by my historian girlfriend, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a truly fascinating and engaging museum. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic and the generous discounts were a definite bonus. The signage could do with some improvement (the museum is down some steps just below the Castle Hill walls), and tours run once an hour on the hour which is worth remembering as there's more than enough to take up your time within Castle Hill. The guided tour through the cave hospital complex is very informative; combining medical and military history to provide an unusual insight into Budapest's past. The exhibit content ranges from the 1930s to the Cold War and is well explained by the friendly guides. The atmosphere and conditions of the hospital throughout its history is brought to life not only through the colourful descriptions of the tour guide but the abundance of original material and the quirky wax figures used to occasionally unsettling effect to recreate scenes of hospital life. Following the tour the gift shop had a remarkable range of original military artefacts. I was delighted to pick up an authentic 1960s gas mask for only 1000FT - far superior to the usual pen or key ring offered in most museum gift shops! I would thoroughly recommend this museum to any visitors to the Castle Hill District.

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Firenze
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“The Hospital in the Rock”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Young boys and girls that show you a real hospital under the Castle hill, used during second world war.

Visited January 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A must do tour”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Hospital in the Rock together wih the Cold War nuclear bunker made for a fascinating visit.

Our guide was firstly, interesting to listen to and secondly had a thorough knowledge of the history and the associated stories of the hospital and bunker. The other staff present clearly were equally as motivated. Thank you.

Visited December 2013
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