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Museum of Military History (Hadtorteneti Muzeum)

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Address: Toth Arpad setany 40, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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Located in a former municipal army barracks, this museum traces the history...

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.

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I can´t say I was expecting much but this was very well put together. My kid loved all the various model aircraft and armoured vehicles from WWII, All the insignia and uniforms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2016
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Toledo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I can´t say I was expecting much but this was very well put together. My kid loved all the various model aircraft and armoured vehicles from WWII, All the insignia and uniforms were also fascinating and I loved the collection of various propaganda posters,

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Guildford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

A large museum with displays of Hungary's military history. Some of the exhibits in rooms downstairs were not translated into English which was disappointing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum, but no English guidebook available. Start on the top floor and work from left to right of the central stairs. You'll then get some kind of chronological order. Major displays do have an English language board, but smaller ones do not which is a shame. Toilets are on the bottom floor at the left hand end. Closed Monday's.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Go to this museum. So many things are whiting in the paper, wall... So many uniforms, weapons, gun... It is better if you have a guide who explain to you the story of the country. 1500 ft for adults 750ft for students

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Great history documented in displays and lots of information boards to read in English. Tons of uniforms to see from the 1800's through to the second world war. A beautiful court yard with large guns displayed. Housed in an old military barracks the building overlooks the Castle wall. At the opposite end of the district from the more touristy sites... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

There is of course mandatory WWI and WWII exhibitions and 1956 revolution. But to me most interesting were exhibits about the Austro-Hungarian time and 1848 revolution. I learned a lot from that era.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The 'during' and after the war damage pictures show the amazing restoration work that has been done. It also shows the resilience of the Budapest people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Been to Budapest numerous times but never knew about this museum. Great museum honoring the forgotten hero's of the Hungarian military from the days of the Austria-Hungary Empire to current Hungarian forces. Lots of old weapons, uniforms, and equipment from all the different era's of military history. My two teenage sons loved it. Only wish they had an English tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

The museum is full of interesting things, i suggest to preview at least 4 hours for a complete visit, you don't want to rush through the rooms, they' re full of interesting things. They have real (deactivated) guns on tables, and you can actually touch and wield them, that's the first time i can do this in a museum. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

I visited this museum in the winter. My intention was to view all of the exhibit then go back and study the 1848 collection a little bit further. I was able to speak with one of the directors of the museum who was patient with me and answered all of my questions. One thing that captured by attention was seeing... More 

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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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