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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“on display” (8 reviews)
“great wars” (2 reviews)
“soviet troops” (2 reviews)
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Toth Arpad setany 40, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
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"on display"
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"great wars"
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"soviet troops"
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"austro hungarian empire"
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"world war"
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"chronological order"
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"couple of hours"
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"castle hill"
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"cold war"
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"two hours"
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"worth a visit"
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"weapons"
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"century"
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"sword"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spend a few hours in the museum as a family of 3 (with a 2 year old child). It was very average. Old school formatting with some nice bayonet displays. For 1500 forinit per adult it was only so so.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibitions started with the 1848-49 War of Independence up until the 1956 Hungary Revolution including both World Wars. Everything except the computer screens had information in Hungarian and English. The displays were excellent. The only thing I didn’t like was the World War 1...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

No sign of anything before the carve up at Vienna, but then an excellent coverage of Hungarian history onwards. Mostly uniforms etc in cabinets, but some more lively displays. Very quiet so you could concentrate, friendly staff. Opens at 9am now.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

If you haven't already, read nccarraway's review since that's what convinced me to go. Very few people visit the museum, so you'll mostly be viewing the exhibits on your own. Definitely do the armory tour. It costs a bit extra but was my favorite part...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

If you like military history in general, then you will love this museum. Be prepared to spend long hours as there is a lot to see. A lot to see! Lots of history presented in the of uniforms and weapons and visual virtual history presentations...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Let me express our gratitude to our guide at Artillery exhibition! I'm so sorry but it was so interesting that I forgot to look for your name. I learnt so much about the weapons and was allowed to touch it and even "shoot"! From Russia...More

1  Thank Мария Х
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I had to go two times! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend the advertised armory tour. I paid $3 and got a private tour because I was the only person who signed up. For two hours, I did nothing but hold weapons and talk with my guide...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

A lot to see. Not the most organized museum and missing some parts of history I am quite interested in but overall pretty well done. Lots of uniforms and weapons. Some interpretation in English.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We went here just to spend a couple of hours out of the cold. We didn't think it was open, as there was hardly anyone around and the huge wooden doors were shut and looked very imposing! There is lots to see and read inside,...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I am interested in all things military and like to think I have a good grasp of most countrys past, but I was taught a great many things on this visit. The museum has plenty of exhibits and not a lot of multimedia (thankfully) and...More

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HollyHavok
3 June 2018|
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Response from Мария Х | Reviewed this property |
Armory tour cannot be booked. It can be bought only if you have the main ticket for general exhibition, also it works only on some certain days and hours. Many Hungarian sites don't have adequate English version as English... More
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24 December 2016|
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Opens at 9 now
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Spinkdog
7 March 2016|
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Response from 007Guildford | Reviewed this property |
It depends how interested you are in military history! I think we were there about an hour.
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