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Reviewed yesterday

The museum covers the historic atrocities in Hungary and therefore is not a “feel-good” experience. That said, it is worth visiting in order to better understand how modern-day history affected every day people. I recommend getting the audio component to guide you through the exhibits. It is much easier and more informative than trying to read the placards.
The employees are not overly helpful, but they speak English for the most part if you need something.

Thank lilygirl1999
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gentleman allowing patrons into the museum was very informative and spoke Russian. Was recommended to see the museum in Budapest but wouldn't do the same for others.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A really creepy and moving visit to a place of horrendous infamy. The only issue is the lack of good English translation, which can really slow a visitor's progress through the many rooms and floors and displays.

Thank Divemasterking
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to this museaumtwice now, fully saddened as to what the people who were incarcerated there went through, truly horrific, i fully subscribe to everyone knowing the atrocities that took place, but the hungarian government are taking advantage of this disgusting museum, and there rude ignorant staff, if this is what budapest has to offer give it a miss, cashing in ( overpriced ) on the devastating torture of there own people is a disgrace

Thank ceejay505
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You are not allowed to take pics inside the exhibit and it could have done with more translations around the exhibits. It's a bit depressing but I guess it was a grim time in their history.

Thank 61Dave
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As the name implies, “House of Terror” is a rather depressing museum about the occupations of Budapest by both the Communist and Nazi regimes. However, the museum addresses the subject very thoroughly by utilizing photos, documents, and audio and video of these horrible eras. The museum relates how the occupations came to be and the effects they had on the residents of Budapest. The house was the site of many executions of local residents during the takeovers. It is a highly rated and well organized site in Budapest, and worth a visit if you are interested in Budapest’s sordid history.

Thank Roving-Saint
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The exposition discusses a very important and interesting topic. Unfortunately it is absolutely poorly curated. Especially for non-hungarian speaking persons are only little descriptions of the exhibits.

Thank ElMischa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here is an extraordinary insight into the atrocities committed in Hungary and how important it is that we continue to help refugees fleeing such terror.
I agree with others that the layout was confusing, the lift from floor 2 to 1 excruciatingly slow and with less than 50% translated to English, it's easy to miss things especially if you have trouble hearing the audio. This is a pity given many non Hungarians speak English even if as a 2nd language.

Perhaps they can use some of the relativley high entrance fee to translate all displays?

My main gripe is the staff. Most were rude and abrupt. Having experienced a warm welcome at all other visitor attractions, may I suggest that some true Hungarian hospitality is arguably most important here, given the subject matter?
So go with an open mind in every respect.

1  Thank WineFoodTravel500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If i could give u -3 i would. Receptionists are really rude, they have no will for work and can’t speak English properly.
The museum is not worthy of visiting, you’ll regret every cent you lay. The worst organisation I’ve ever seen. How do you expect tourists to understand what you’re trying to show if there isn’t any description in English?
The only thing that was actually interesting was the basement with cells.
It’s very overpriced, I’d recommend spending money on something else.
If you pay with a credit card, they’ll take extra 15€ and won’t even tell you about it.

1  Thank Zorica G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum gave a very good overview of rule Hungary and details of the governments and how they ruled. This museum was very informative and well worth the visit to better understand the culture and history of Hungary.

Thank BrianMarch
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