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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 2 days ago

Exhibits at these museum are really well done and make you feel in the moment that all of this was happening. It's very sad but very informative. I strongly recommend spend the extra money in the audio guide but if you're on a budget, they...More

Thank facchs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are easily upset by pictures of death and hanging then maybe it won't be for you, but Hungary is very proud of its history and culture. It really is a great place to visit. It wasn't what I expected, as I thought it...More

Thank CreatureSoiree
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great information, lots of reading to get that information. Worth a visit, especially if you are unfamiliar with the history of Hungary.

Thank Stacy J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Intrestin museum about the 2nd World War and the hollocast. It gives you the chills and with that it fullfills its purpose

Thank weekender31
Reviewed 4 days ago

both Nazi (locally the ArrowCross) and Communist reign of terror and their crude interrogation techniques. When the first left, the second simply took over the building and facilities...Well presented to put a human face on the residents and victims of a building that one would...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place shows the terrible time that Hungarians have gone through over the years. We took tha Audio option, but found it difficult to follow as there were numerous screens throughout accompanied with narrative. Couldn't listen to both!

Thank AllyBally3
Reviewed 4 days ago

I would recommend to pay extra for the headphones to listen to the information rather than read the leaflets they have in each room. The history and the way it is depicted is very interesting. I would recommend around 1-2 hours for this museum. If...More

Thank Jance M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday as a couple. While this was a very interesting museum, we feel that it could have been a lot better. The museum exhibit order felt liked it jumped around a lot and so we weren't able to get a clear idea...More

Thank Aimée R
Reviewed 5 days ago

In 1944 this was HQ for Hungarian Nazis the communist AVO & AVH took residence here. It has an actual Russian tank, torture rooms videos of death camps the ovens, gas chambers etc. It is well done with docents and rental devices that walk you...More

1  Thank Mayo G
Reviewed 5 days ago

One gets a detailed description of how the Nazi and Soviet occupation of Hungary affected the country and the atrocities that were carried out. Must visit place for anyone who is eager about history and there's an old tank in there too!

Thank arkahalder23
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How do you get the EU discount mentioned in one of the reviews
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.
We will be in Budapest on November 26, a Saturday and wish to visit the House of Terror that afternoon. Should be buy tickets in advance or wait until we are there? Also, can we sign up for a docent guided tour in advance or do we have to take pot luck once there?
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
Could any one tell me how long you need to go around this place ? I am wondering if an hour is fine or longer will be needed to see everything worth seeing ?
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.