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Budapest History Museum

Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Royal Palace E building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 487 8800
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Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval Royal Palace of the Buda Castle, Budapest In the Middle Ages and Gothic Sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Royal Palace E building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 487 8800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited. It is worth the visit - there's enough to see, and Budapest has an incredibly interesting history as it "switched sides" so many times. There's work of art, and you can descend into the basements. The structure itself is beautiful....More

Thank Willem K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is situated inside Buda Castle. It is very diverse with the upper floors being like a traditional museum with exhibits presented in almost a stately home style setting, and the the lower floors being more akin to an archaeological dig. A fascinating place,...More

Thank soul_man_dave
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We expected much more from a history museum compared to other countries. Not well maintained, nothing special to see and you could literally smell the toilets from the passages

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a large museum up on the Buda Castle hill. We started on the "back" end as there is another entrance there and were able to work our way up through the levels of history of the actual building , then up to the...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has a very strange layout that doesn't seem to follow any timeline - not to mention that there are no sugestions on which route you should follow. We didn't take an audio guide which only made things even harder as not every item...More

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The museum exhibit is not very special. If you want to see it i recommend getting an audio guide. It makes the experience much better. If you get the audio guide you can spend around 2h here.

Thank Claudia V
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We went in with almost no knowledge of Hungarian history, and we were throughoughtly educated on the fascinating history of Budapest and the Hungarian people. The museum is incredibly cheap (around six euros) and it contains part of the original medieval castle found in excavations,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Visited during a lengthy rain shower as an indoor activity. We visited during a national holiday meaning entry was free. We entered towards the back of the museum on the lower ground floor, which was perhaps a mistake. For sure there is a lot to...More

Thank Giles D
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The museum has the potential for being interesting but it is poorly laid out, and the information given is inconsistently in English and very uninformative in places.

Thank NeedAboutTreeFiddy
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit, but the layout is potentially confusing and you are left to your own devices to find you way around. There is no suggested or themed route around and little to the the individual exhibit plaques together into any...More

Thank Peter C
District I / Buda
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
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