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Museum of Military History (Hadtorteneti Muzeum)

District I / Buda
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Address: Toth Arpad setany 40, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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+36 1 356 9522

Located in a former municipal army barracks, this museum traces the history...

Located in a former municipal army barracks, this museum traces the history of war in Hungary through an extensive collection of war memorabilia, ranging from weapons and uniforms to coins and flags.

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Enjoyable museum as part of visiting over 10 history museums in Balkans and Austro-Hungarian Empire

We have visited a number of history museums from Macedonia to Hungrary on this trip. Each one has a story to tell based on the particular country each museum in is. This museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2014
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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

I recommend this museum only to the people who are truly interested in military exhibits, although it is not the greatest institution of this kind that I visited. It is below what you can see in the Military Museums from Vienna or even Bucharest. A little overpriced for what you get in return and most of the information from the... More 

1 Thank Lore S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

An interesting slant for a military museum. The first time we've visited a military museum that fought for the Axis powers, this only struck us once we'd entered. So it was with an open mind that we entered. It wasn't overpriced, although the offer of a guide book in English or an English audio guide would have been appreciated. This... More 

1 Thank BemmyBoy
Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Tickets are too expensive. Totally uninteresting, 90% of the exhibis are without explanation in English. I am very sorry for money and lost time .

2 Thank PearlsMT
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

This military museum is just he way I like them, lots of uniforms, lots of weapons (some to touch), lots of artifacts on display, great recreations and reconstructions. There is a lot to see!!! The present exhibits take the visitor through the 19th and 20th century, and the military engagements Hungary was involved in (sadly always on the losing side).... More 

3 Thank AndrewMile
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We have visited a number of history museums from Macedonia to Hungrary on this trip. Each one has a story to tell based on the particular country each museum in is. This museum helped us see part of the story and history. We would recommend this to someone interested in understanding the history of Hungary. We also would recommend the... More 

3 Thank Richard10024
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This museum gives some interesting insights into the Hungarian perspective from the 1848 revolt against Austria through the Cold War era, including the 1956 uprising. The discussion of the ultimately attempt to separate from Austria is quite detailed, as is the story of the development of Hungarian armed forces during the period of the Dual Monarchy, ending with World War... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

The museum provides an interesting view of military history from an Austro-Hungarian and later Hungarian perspective. One danger with these sorts of museums is that they can become a bit jingoistic (I'm looking at you, Prague Military Museum), but the Budapest one luckily avoids this trap. There's lots of details of life under Soviet occupation and the 1956 uprising, as... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

I had high expectations for the museum despite the very mixed reviews on here and decided to go anyway. Firstly finding it was not as easily as you might think, it is on the far end of Castle Hill which is not that far and actually quite a pleasant walk. Once you get there the only obvious sign that it's... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

I love military museums and try to visit them every time I see a new country. This one is pretty poor. They have small collections of items from World War I, then a larger collection from World War II where they talk about how evil the Russians were and how working with the Nazis wasn't so bad, then a large... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

The nice place to visit for those interested in the history of arms and weapons. It is obvious that the personnel of the Museum do their best to present the exhibitson the highest level. The descriptions are detailed and comprehensive. On the other hand, if you want to entertain little boys you will also find a lot of ways to... More 

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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