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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

If you are interested in Hungary's history go to this museum but be prepared for some of the horrors people do to others. If you are over 62 you get a discount but be prepared for the curt way they ask for proof. I think...More

Thank Thirskies
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really well thought out and informative museum documenting the terrible events if the countries recent history. A very moving experience. It is very easy to spend a couple of hours reading about the events and looking over the items on display. Highly recommended.

1  Thank eggy-hawkeye
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a little like watching a documentary without any seating. I guess in hindsight anything and everything to do with the 1st and 2nd world wars and fights against communism would be depressing. This never should be forgotten but for me it darkened my...More

1  Thank Gerani30
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would recommend the House of Terror to anybody who comes to Budapest, and particularly those who haven't researched the history of Hungary and the city first. The video testimonials are particularly arresting and gut-churning; I thought the strongest areas were those that gave faces...More

Thank eatigs
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was ignorant of Hungarys struggles during the 20th Century. With the help of many videos from survivors, props, photographs and ephemera, this museum... This House of Terror brings it all too close for comfort. I left a more educated person. This is a very...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed this, you should definitly get the audioguide which costs another 1500 huf. However the audioguide gives a huge amount of information in each room so I felt that i wanted to move to the next room but there was still 3 or 4 minutes...More

Thank petergrimes
Reviewed 4 days ago

The House of Terror makes its point that terror of any kind is a force of evil. We learned a lot about what the Soviets did to the Hungarians after their return from WWII. So many were taken to the gulag and never returned. The...More

Thank Selarz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well researched and presented exhibition about the devastating impact of both fascism and Soviet communism on the people of Hungary. A huge amount of research and artifacts bring this period of the countries history to life, including the testaments of the people who were...More

Thank CacaMck
Reviewed 4 days ago

For those who have a slight interest on what happened in WWII and Cold War, this museum should be part of your visit as long as you're in Budapest. It tells you the suffering of Hungary during 40 years in the hands of the Nazi...More

1  Thank Fabiolla L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum after having done the Free Walking Tours about Communism and The Jewish Walk and found that it complemented these walks perfectly by filling n detail about the history of Hungary in the 20th Century. There was a lot ofcontemporary footage of...More

Thank Lizfromlondon2016
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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.
27 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.