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“A couple of harrowing hours.”

House of Terror Museum
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Owner description: A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was pretty serious stuff, We went here to find out a little bit more about recent Hungarian history. It wasn't always very enjoyable but it was compelling and at times harrowing. It would have be good to have more information given in English as well as Hungarian. There were A4 sheets beside a lot of exhibits but the info given was inconsistent and we felt we missed out on a lot because of this.
Well worth visiting though and a superbly laid out space, even the background music added to the chill factor.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

The museum is part museum and an exhibit detailing the Nazi and communist control of the country. It was extremely insightful and gave me a greater understanding of some of what Hungarians endured. Many writings are not translated into English however there are handouts in English in each room which explain. I was glad i went to this museum however it may not be interesting for young children.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

A real insight into the nazi and communist regimes and the pact it had on the people of Budapest.

A cross between a museum and exhibition - very interesting but not for the faint hearted - really made you think about what life for these people was like.

Very busy and crowded even late afternoon.

Thank sbrown35
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I learnt so much at this museum, it really was a good place to visit! However it's a shame that lots of the exhibits don't have an English explanation, so you can look at letters and other personal artefacts without knowing what they are. There is a lot of information written on sheets of paper in English in each room, which is really informative. It would just be nice too know the details about all the little items too.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This museum is very evocative and a stark reminder of how horrific recent history was. What should not be missed, and often is, however are two 'exhibits' outside in the street. One is a piece of art which is a representation of the Iron Curtain made from rusty chain links. The other is a piece of the Berlin wall with a plaque that has a very moving message. Don't walk past this lump of concrete - it is important!

Thank SurreyKeith
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