House of Terror Museum

House of Terror Museum, Budapest: Hours, Address, House of Terror Museum Reviews: 4/5

House of Terror Museum
4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
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Neighbourhood: Terézváros
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty utca • 2 min walk
  • Oktogon • 4 min walk
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Malc196
Northwich, UK227 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
My daughter is doing about the Cold War in her GCSE at school so she wanted to visit and she enjoyed it. It’s a little drawn out for me but was ok
Written 31 December 2021
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Extraordinary785836
1 contribution
Dec 2021
It's by far the most boring museum I've ever visited. Unbelievable dull without proper storytelling. If you are unlucky enough to get yourself the audioguide, then you will be even more perplexed by the whole situation. The audioguide explains in a monotonic voice the most general things through history that sometimes don't even have anything in common with the things on display in that room. Be kind to yourself and just go for a cup of coffee and skin this real soul crushing house of terror.
Written 22 December 2021
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YellowEd
somewhere135 contributions
Dec 2021
The history of Hungary is very interesting, but this museum doesn't do a great job of telling it. The video displays are interesting, but the other displays and rooms are fairly boring while giving little insight or sense of what it was like to live in those times. The basement cells are realistic and thought-provoking. The staff is not very friendly.
Written 11 December 2021
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Alexis A
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
The description for the museum states that it showcases various terror regimes in Hungary, but what they actually show is only about 10% Holocaust and 90% soviet era. They dwell on the “injustices” of Soviet regime on the Hungarian people, and while they were cruel, they do not come anywhere close to the horrific acts and murders of 600,000 Hungarian Jews. They basically only have like 1 or 2 rooms devoted to the Holocaust and the remainder of the entire museum (3 floors worth) is about the life for Hungarians during the Soviet regime. Several of the exhibits feature Hungarian personal anecdotes from their time in prisons or farmers that had a hard life but it al just seemed extremely insensitive when you compare that to what the Hungarian Jews went through especially when a lot of these same people stood by and allowed or encouraged the executions of thousands of Hungarian Jews under the nazi regime. I did learn some things but overall the museum just wasn’t one I would recommend or ever go back to. If you must go, and you don’t speak Hungarian, don’t bother unless you purchase the audio tour because there are no signs in English. I’d skip it.
Written 9 December 2021
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sandra d
5 contributions
Dec 2021
It's probably a lot more meaningful if you are Hungarian but there were no headsets, and most of the screens didn't have subtitles. Very grouchy staff.Lots of quite boring areas, and lots of wasted space. The best bit is the basement which you get to last. Personally I wouldn't bother, save your money and find another attraction, there are plenty in beautiful Budapest. No photos allowed, unsurprisingly.
Written 7 December 2021
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Piero C
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina411 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Normally I am no advocate of atrocity tourism, but to give my kids a real impression of the iron curtain and the failures of communism, I took the plunge. It’s very informative, with plenty of information in English, starting with the Nazi period. Uniformly depressing eyewitness accounts accompany photos and relics, but the real lesson is in the cellar, where the cells of political prisoners have been preserved. No better lesson is possible about the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Written 3 December 2021
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Nathan S
Akrotiri, Cyprus7 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Visited the exhibit late November, it’s quite difficult to get der stand exactly what is going on in each room unless you read paragraphs from a piece of paper, yes I m English and the bulk of the exhibit is in Hungarian.

I’d probably recommend the Audio tour unless you are impatient in which case maybe give it a miss
Written 28 November 2021
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onceareviewer
8 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
It’s a bit of a mood kill. Most of it is in Hungarian and the bits in English are on A4 sheets of paper, if you love reading, you’ll be in heaven!
It’s good to see the staff getting into the character of the place by being horrendously miserable. They were arguably more depressing than the subject of the place.
Written 28 November 2021
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Sarah
Oxford, UK142 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
I don’t normally visit places such as this but I find this whole era very interesting and wanted to learn some more. Unfortunately I didn’t feel I gained much information. The staff are rude and very brusque. The man on the door did smile but he was the exception to the rule. You buy your ticket before being told you cannot take your bags or coats into the exhibition. Not a problem however you have to leave them in a cloak room which I didn’t feel comfortable with. They do allow smaller bags so we managed to keep our valuables on us. I agree with other reviewers in that I felt we were being stalked by the staff in the rooms. There are no labels on any of the exhibits. Instead there is an information sheet available in each rooms in Hungarian and English. Although this was good I would have appreciated some sort of narrative alongside the exhibits. There were parts that felt cramped and not very covid safe. For want of a better word the basement was the best bit, I felt it gave you a good sense of what happened there and was the most poignant part of the exhibition.
Written 23 November 2021
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Edera V
31 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Not worth the money at all. A big disappointment. The ticket boot lady was okay, not friendly but she served us. The staff were very very very rude and unhelpful. They do not even speak english. Everything inside the museum is only written in Hungary so if someone does not pay the audio fee one cannot follow which makes it even more of a waste of money. To make things worse there is a part where guests have to take the elevator in groups to go down to the basement part. We were waiting for a long time, a lot of people in a small area (no social distance restrictions) and when the lift was eventually available, the lady in charge stepped in front of me, let Hungarians in first which were waiting behind us and then let us ‘foreigners’ in. Not welcoming at all and a waste of time and money
Written 20 November 2021
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