House of Terror Museum, Budapest

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Explore the dark side of Hungarian and European history at House of Terror Museum, a specialty museum focusing on fascist and communist regimes. The permanent exhibits feature artifacts from Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the fascist Arrow Cross Party, and the communist AVH (Hungarian State Protection Authority). Walk into the depths of violent, dictatorial moments that took place the 20th century by stepping into the museum's basement, where AVH prisoners were once held and tortured. These cells serve as a memorial to victims of the country's bloody regimes. Since it opened in 2002, this museum has become a member of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. Plan to visit House of Terror Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Budapest attractions using our Budapest planner.
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  • Without the audio guide, which is an extra charge, this is pointless. Either way, if you're tired and not ready to stand around it is literally painful. The point really seems to inflict some terror.....  more
    Without the audio guide, which is an extra charge, this is pointless. Either way, if you're tired and not ready to stand around it is literally painful. The point really seems to inflict some terror.....  more »
  • This venue operates a discriminatory system whereby if you are a member of the EU you get cheaper entrance fees and in some cases free access. As I am a British Subject I had to pay a lot more to get....  more
    This venue operates a discriminatory system whereby if you are a member of the EU you get cheaper entrance fees and in some cases free access. As I am a British Subject I had to pay a lot more to get....  more »
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  • Moving, superbly setup museum on a tough topic. Small museum but extremely well setup for visitors with audio guides in most languages that automatically trigger as you enter a given room. This was a killer feature that made the visit even more easy to traverse. Extremely inexpensive and well maintained. Man’s inhumanity to man is well documented and movingly portrayed. I wish every museum was so well setup. One can spend 3 hours at the museum easily to do it justice.
  • Excellent. So much information delivered in different ways. Exhibits, written information and videos of news broadcasts and personal accounts. Even the outside of the building has plaques with photos of those that were executed. And there is a surprise at the end. Highly recommended and only about £6.50 for the basic tour which could take an hour to half a day, depending on how much you want to take in. Brilliant.

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