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House of Terror Museum

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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
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Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
+36 1 374 2600
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Reviewed today via mobile

First, I must admit it was not my idea to see this place, but I wanted to be open minded and get a local perspective on these two dark and important periods of Hungarian history. The first exhibition room we entered had a repetitive, heavy...More

Thank sonomanorte
Reviewed today via mobile

Really looking forward to going after seeing similar museums in Prague and Berlin. This one doesn't compare. Only go, if you have nothing else to do.

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 2 days ago

Horrific but enthralling. Much to see including cells, gallows and gadgets of torture. Considerable footage of the horrific scenes of how the Jewish people were starved, beaten and murdered. Also, film of interviews of survivors and relatives and friends of survivors reliving the haunting circumstances...More

1  Thank Royalist16
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very informative with the audio guides, but the details are difficult to understand. I left having more questions than when I went in. Good Museum though. A bit long for the message intended to be communicated. Maybe keep as an indoor activity for a rainy...More

Thank Renée R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really nice experience as part of Budapest. It fitted well into our trip alongside the coffee shops, restaurants and free walking tour. DEFINITELY take the headset as it’s a far better source of info than just looking around the place. You really need that dimension...More

Thank paultpwalsh
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is very well done. There are papers in each room to read about the significance of the exhibits. However, I found that the information in my Rick Steves guidebook was more helpful. It is a very somber place--hard to believe the atrocities that...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm confused why this museum feels it necessary to terrorize people after they pay. First off staff were miserable and then no audio for English speaking, so had to read from pieces of paper in each room.....mind you I probably went through quicker than if...More

1  Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting and important memorial. The building itself is foreboding enough; the reconstructed cells in the basement then bring home only too clearly the inhumanity of successive regimes that occupied it. However the layout and curation of the content does leave something...More

Thank nigel b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

good review on the cruel gathering and torture of people who did not follow the communists. done need to rent the audio. each room has sheets written in different languages.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you don't pay for a tour you may find that you miss a lot of stuff here. No photos allowed, difficult to navigate around massive tour groups, the museum had barely any information in languages other than Hungarian - there are bits of paper...More

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Patrick R
13 September 2018|
Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
Apologies but unfortunately I cannot answer your question as we visited in late February of this year. Definitely a place to visit and don't forget the Castle on the Hill and the Palace. Budapest is so full of history and... More
2 July 2018|
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Response from Кирил З | Reviewed this property |
Hello sir, the museum is closed on Mondays.
Santina A
26 February 2018|
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Response from Sharlotte E | Reviewed this property |
No, this is age appropriate for 16 year old similar content to what you would learn in high school history class.