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House of Terror Museum

Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
+36 1 374 2600
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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
+36 1 374 2600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very haunting place to be you can feel the sentiment behind the building. But a very beautiful memorial to the victims.

Thank turayarichards
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I first of all want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The artefacts are interesting and it's a great insight into the amazing and also horrific history of Hungary. This said, it cost extra to purchase the audioguide but we were informed by...More

Thank Maisie_Autumn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take the time and get the audio tour. The history of this country is fascinating and this place displays it well. The lift is the only blip, mainly as all the subtitles are across the bottom of the screen so you can’t see what they...More

Thank BubblesnDancing
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It will not be the most uplifting part of a Budapest weekend but is so important to visit. Especially the elevator going down to the cellars creates goosebumps of the unpleasant type in an effective way. Take a moment to let it sink in afterwards.

Thank Nienke F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mélyen megérint és elgondolkodtat. Mindenkinek látnia kell egyszer. Very good experience for foreigners and Hungarians as well. Gives an insight into what it was like to live under the communist regime.

Thank bbettinka
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I suppose it highlighted a massive gap in my historical knowledge not to fully understand the plight of Hungary ex WWII and into the Cold War. This museum told a tragic story very well. It is worth getting the audio guide, although some of the...More

Thank sing09
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum and a very emotional experience. However to do it properly you need several hours. There are many beautiful things to see in Budapest. This was highly recommended but in hindsight we missed other sights because of time spent here

Thank PatMike2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a hard one, the poor people of hungary have suffered so much under hitler, then the russians who were as far as I can see much worse and less apologetic . This museum tells the tales through videos and items , we waited...More

Thank curransarah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The idea / story of the museum is good-one can definitively get idea about the time and repression of communism, but almost everything is in Hungarian (there are leaflets in English but you would spend entire time reading). Not recommended for kids.

Thank Iva S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum itself was wonderfully curated, and the artefacts on display (physical and digital) were moving, haunting and powerful. As non-Hungarians who don't know a stack about Hungarian history, we often felt a bit lost, even reading all the information provided and listening to the...More

1  Thank Anastaszia W
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4 May 2017|
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Response from Heli K | Reviewed this property |
By showing e.g. your passport. All the ticket prices you'll find from their own website - terrorhaza.hu - they have there visitor information page.
28 October 2016|
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Response from leekm | Reviewed this property |
I went early on a Sunday morning as I had only an hour to spare. Even before opening there was a short queue. Later I saw the queue becoming quite long. The museum can become quite cramped under such conditions. While a... More
Paul O
6 June 2016|
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Response from jcstich | Reviewed this property |
I would say that an hour would be the very minimum. Two to three hours could easily be spent seeing everything there is to see.