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Museum of Military History (Hadtorteneti Muzeum)

Toth Arpad setany 40, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 356 9522
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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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  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“world wars” (4 reviews)
Toth Arpad setany 40, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 356 9522
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We spent almost 4 hours here touring this 2 story, 2 wing building. Extensive displays on World Wars I and II, military history from the 1800's the Hungarian Revolution, Soviet era, etc. Large displays of cannons, weapons and other military memorabilia. Several full scale models...More

3  Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Large and interesting museum absolutely packed my military memorabilia (so many guns!). Worth a visit for the cheap entry fee if you like military history.

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

This museum is located at the northernmost end of Castle Hill, in the old Palatine barracks. Like the rest of the Hil area, it suffered much during the battle of Budapest at the end of WWII and much of its contents was destroyed. The museum...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I like military museums but this one was a disappointment. I got there at 4pm, museum closes at 6pm, was assured 2hrs would be ample so I gave it a go. I think the entrance fee was 1500F but if you like to take your...More

2  Thank KeepTravellingMak
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Because of our interest, we stuck to WWII and onward. These exhibits are fascinating. One thing that kids will love are real weapons (no ammo obviously) fastened to tables that you can pick up, and judge weight. Lovely building, great exhibits. Don't miss.

Thank ChrisB11
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The family ticket is very good value and the only reason I visited the museum in the first place - (1 adult goes free). However really enjoyed the experience, very informative although some displays are not translated into English. Experiencing holding a real firearm from...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Having visited many military museums this one has less of the vehicles and big weapons than others that I have seen but it is strong on good displays and explaining history. With Hungarian military history being so interesting this museum offers an excellent insight into...More

Thank Expectapostcard
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I can´t say I was expecting much but this was very well put together. My kid loved all the various model aircraft and armoured vehicles from WWII, All the insignia and uniforms were also fascinating and I loved the collection of various propaganda posters,

1  Thank Justoenmedio
Reviewed 15 February 2016

A large museum with displays of Hungary's military history. Some of the exhibits in rooms downstairs were not translated into English which was disappointing.

1  Thank 007Guildford
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum, but no English guidebook available. Start on the top floor and work from left to right of the central stairs. You'll then get some kind of chronological order. Major displays do have an English language board, but smaller ones do not which is...More

2  Thank Stephen B
District I / Buda
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
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25 December 2016|
Response from Henry A | Reviewed this property |
Why don't you just search it online?
7 March 2016|
Response from 007Guildford | Reviewed this property |
It depends how interested you are in military history! I think we were there about an hour.