We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fascinating place.”

House of Terror Museum
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Budapest Sightseeing Tour by Bike with Lunch
More Info
and up
3 Hour Scooter Tour of Budapest
More Info
and up
Budapest 3-hour City Tour
Ranked #33 of 467 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fascinating place.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

You must visit this place on a trip to Budapest. The museum is fascinating and details what life was like for the residents of Budapest during WW2 and the nazi regime. You walk around a series of rooms and collect A4 pieces of paper which detail the story of the room. I collected all the papers and saved them in my travel diary. The museum is located near a metro station however the city hop on hop off tours stop on the other side of the road so you can get on and off to visit this place. i would recommend about 2 hours here and there is also a tea room. EU passport holders also get a discount entry fee, i travelled with my friend who holds a NZ passport and she was a little bit annoyed that she couldn't get the EU discount like i did but nonetheless the price was reasonable for such a good post war museum. I did have to surrender my rucksack at the cloakroom - no idea why, others carried small bags about. maybe it was so i wouldnt take out a stand inside the museum or whack someone accidentally with it. The cloakroom was staffed though. Overall a brilliant place to learn about the sufferings of Hungarian people during the war, one of the better museums i have visited. Would go back again with friends.

Visited June 2013
Thank SPH18
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

7,364 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good but limited”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Really interesting exhibits and information ... if only they translated some bits :( There are sheets of paper you can take with information on but they are quite lengthy with no where to sit and read them. These are only in English and Hungarian as well so very limited for other languages.
You also can't take any photo which is odd and annoying as there are some interesting parts like the reconstructed prison cells.

Overall well worth a visit!

Visited September 2013
Thank sarahjade2008
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Words can't describe this experience, but I dare say that a visit here is a must.

You can feel the pain and suffering - all presented in the most respectful way possible.

A definate must-see!

Visited September 2013
Thank Eva H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Morristown, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Fascinating Museum”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

The House of Terror museum is a must-visit sight. It is located along Andrassy Ut, and easy to get to on the metro (Vorosmarty utca station). It presents a vivid depiction of what life was like for Budapest residents under the Nazi regime, and later the communists. Definitely get the audio guide available at the entrance, in order to fully appreciate the exhibits. Plan to spend 1-1/2 to 2 hours if you want to see everything.

Visited September 2013
Thank C1andG2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cairo, Egypt
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“terrorizingly boring”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

so not worth going to ...it couldve been much better... there is a lot in hungarian and there is no translation and the sequence of the rooms is so confusing...so boring

1 Thank Noha A
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.

Travelers who viewed House of Terror Museum also viewed

Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary

Been to House of Terror Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing