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Budapest History Museum

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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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+36 1 487 8800

Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval Royal...

Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval Royal Palace of the Buda Castle, Budapest In the Middle Ages and Gothic Sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda.

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Great museum

I found this museum very interesting not only from the exhibit point of view but particularly in the way that some of the older parts of Buda Castle in which the museum is housed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
Chris F
Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with my wife and six year old. Three hours, four floors. From the basement with it´s cellars and chapels to the magnificent vistas from the top floor. Interesting exhibits, both temporary and permanent. From the pre-history period on the top floor, to major events in Budapest´s history, the lapidary and stone work in the lower reaches capped off... More 

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The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited here for free on the Budapest card. We entered through a back entrance which was strange as there was a lift to the entrance but once inside no lift to get up the initial stairs so we wondered why the lift was there in the first place. The layout of the museum does not seem to follow any... More 

Thank familyoffduty
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Really enjoyed reading all the history. Plenty of signs in English. The kids (12 and 14) were not in the mood for a museum but there were actually lots of games and interactive things for them to do -- which were certainly meant for younger kids but when they get tired they sort of regress in age. :-) The underground... More 

Thank Ellen S
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A really enjoyable museum to visit that gives you information and exhibits on the castle history, Budapest over 1000 years and life in this area over the years. The museum was very big and could be done within 30mins to many hours. Depends how long you want to stay! Lots to read and see. Very reasonable price! Would recommend, especially... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is one of the best museums and the basement area is amazing. We could not believe that this museum was free with the Budapest Card; we found the lower floors with the excavated wings from the Middle Ages amazing.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Considering the city is over 1000 years old and the Celts were living there in 3000 BC, there is a lot to say and tell about the city of Budapest. The museum is easy to traverse and had great exhibits on the residents and conquerors of the city. I visited Budapest during Christmas week, so Aquincum was closed, but this... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I found this museum very interesting not only from the exhibit point of view but particularly in the way that some of the older parts of Buda Castle in which the museum is housed is used to display the exhibits. I think it is definitely worth a visit. My only criticism is that at times it is confusing as to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I am a bit of a history buff and was not expecting to spend almost 4 hours in this museum. The exhibition is well presented and almost all items have English translations. If you do not know much about Hungarian, even then I recommend a visit. It will give you a bit of an introduction to the complex Hungarian history.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My friends wanted to find out about Budapest history and we ended up going to this museum. I didn't like it very much, although some of them said that it was warth it. Instead of going to this museum (which has got TOO MUCH information and it is way too overwhelming), I would definitely go to the Rock Hospital Museum,... More 

Thank Marc F
Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This museum is a great way to spend 3 or 4 hours. It covers the time from pre history to the present day and some wonderful exhibits. Definitely worth a visit if you want to learn more about the history of the city and how it has changed over the centuries.

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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