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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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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... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2015
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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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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Livorno, Italy
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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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Courtice, Canada
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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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Sussex, New jersey
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

We always try to visit any Military Museum in the area of our visit. This gave an interesting different look at a country with a proud military tradition. Well worth the time to visit.

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Timisoara, Romania
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

I recommend this museum only to the people who are truly interested in military exhibits, although it is not the greatest institution of this kind that I visited. It is below what you can see in the Military Museums from Vienna or even Bucharest. A little overpriced for what you get in return and most of the information from the... More 

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Reviewed 22 November 2014

An interesting slant for a military museum. The first time we've visited a military museum that fought for the Axis powers, this only struck us once we'd entered. So it was with an open mind that we entered. It wasn't overpriced, although the offer of a guide book in English or an English audio guide would have been appreciated. This... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2014

Tickets are too expensive. Totally uninteresting, 90% of the exhibis are without explanation in English. I am very sorry for money and lost time .

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

This military museum is just he way I like them, lots of uniforms, lots of weapons (some to touch), lots of artifacts on display, great recreations and reconstructions. There is a lot to see!!! The present exhibits take the visitor through the 19th and 20th century, and the military engagements Hungary was involved in (sadly always on the losing side).... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We have visited a number of history museums from Macedonia to Hungrary on this trip. Each one has a story to tell based on the particular country each museum in is. This museum helped us see part of the story and history. We would recommend this to someone interested in understanding the history of Hungary. We also would recommend the... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This museum gives some interesting insights into the Hungarian perspective from the 1848 revolt against Austria through the Cold War era, including the 1956 uprising. The discussion of the ultimately attempt to separate from Austria is quite detailed, as is the story of the development of Hungarian armed forces during the period of the Dual Monarchy, ending with World War... 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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