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Holocaust Memorial Center

Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the Center in Pava Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national character.The Holocaust Memorial Center is one of the few institutions in the world, established by the state, that focuses entirely on Holocaust research and education.The visitors are welcomed into a unique space that was named as the most impressive in Budapest, beside the city's panorama itself by Frank Owen Gehry, one of the leading architects in our time. The modern building is organically linked to the Pava Street Synagogue, an authentic venue that once used to be the second largest site for Jewish worship in Budapest.The Institution is a center for scientific research education and culture. It welcomes visitors with interactive permanent and special periodic exhibitions, experience-based museum pedagogical programs and cultural performances. Guided tours are available in five languages and special, thematically focused tours are offered regularly. A bookshop and a cozy coffee shop contribute to a memorable visit.
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Pava utca 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying closeby and passed the synagogue every day, admiring it's amazing architecture. The inside is equally impressive and, never having been in a synagogue before, we thought it would be interesting to learn a little bit about it. We were given paper capes...More

Thank CaroleD37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful way to recognise the victims of the holocaust. The memorial museum is also very informative with many moving images and videos. I learnt a lot. Thank you

Thank Elke M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Past should not be forgotten. Very good and well done tour with exeptional people and no grunt of what happened then.

Thank BrigBurg
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well planned and executed exhibition. Informative and moving. Combines individual family histories with overall political movements. Prepare to get upset, the imagery is quite shocking at times. Not a place to go and have a pleasant afternoon, but still a very interesting and...More

Thank Veera L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum's exhibitions are excellently done and very moving. My 26 year old niece is turning into a WWII history buff, and I was so pleased that she wanted to go here and The Terror Museum. It's so important not to forget the horrors of...More

Thank MA9065
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Holocaust Memorial is deeply touched my heart. Made me cry. Museum is well exhibited. Everything is in Hungary and English clearly written. I don't wants to explain more.. because u have to go and feel . Dont miss this memorial.. Worth visiting.

Thank Priya D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone with any modicum of interest in history an essential and thoughtful museum that follows some Jewish and Roma families and their descent into annihilation or bare survival. Fascinating contextual information. Leave enough time to do the museum justice.

Thank zazu2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very moving place to visit to commemorate and tell the desperately sad story of the fate of the Jews of Budapest.

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably one of the best curated exhibitions I have seen in a long time. It made a lasting and deep impression on myself and my partner, the way the exhibition was set up gave an insightful glimpse into the history of anti-Semitism in Budapest. The...More

Thank LaraPomeroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasa wonderful experience. Had a wonderful Hungarian guide,so much information.. the history even though so much sadness we learnt so much as well as being very interesting

Thank 307Susan
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Hello, I am planning on going there in August with my family. Do you think it's too much for a 14 and a 12 year-old? I don't want to sugarcoat it but don't want to traumatized them either. It's really important for them to know and it's heavy stuff. Thanks for input
22 March 2017|
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Response from Leigh-Harrington | Reviewed this property |
Unless they are particularly sensitive they should be fine there are one or too disturbing photos but it is more about people's stories than anything else
Do you buy tickets at the door or online before you go?
6 February 2017|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Just go through the security procedures, which involves a bag scan and then you can go through to reception and buy tickets.
how much is the entrance fee?
4 December 2016|
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Response from Keule1965 | Reviewed this property |
Right now 1400 HUF. 300 HUF atr about 1 Euro or 1.1 USD