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Address: Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
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+36 1 374 2600
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.

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Good but get the audio guide

Visited this museum while on a weekend break with my boyfriend. It was a really interesting place to visit and only took a couple of hours to do. There is also free cloakroom... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful, enlightening, educational, scary and sad all in equal measure - traces the history of the Nazi occupation followed by Communism and the secret police and all the socio-political changes in between, and cleverly housed at what was once the HQ of the secret police. Well worth the admission fee and one of the best things we did in Budapest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This building housed the Gestapo headquarters during World War Two, and the KGB headquarters during the communist occupation.

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Thank Bill S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here and it was fantastic - well worth it!! It was my favourite excursion when in Budapest. It is really educational and provides you with an insight that I did not before know. There are pieces of paper in each section you can read or you can choose the audio tour instead. Would highly recommend... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wish I had taken the time to read other reviews before going here. The displays are very poorly lit and if you don't purchase the English audio guide then you need to read 1-2 pages of A4 (letter sized) literature in each room of what it encompasses. It's hard to do obviously with the poor lighting. Very disappointed in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A moving and educational experience.Would be good to make a visit at the start of your trip in order to better understand the history of Budapest. A shocking reminder what horrors have happened in such recent times. Lots of moving real video footage, photos and relics from survivors and victims make this a poignant visit. We felt deeply moved.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum would be great if you do not have the time to visit a concentration camp. If you have visited a concentration camp then you may choose to spend your time differently in Budapest. I expected more information on the communist occupation, scare tactics, treatment of non supporters etc and this was very limited. If your interest lies in... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited this museum while on a weekend break with my boyfriend. It was a really interesting place to visit and only took a couple of hours to do. There is also free cloakroom which was good as we had big coats due to the snow and it was very warm in the museum! I'd recommend getting the audio guide (we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend to visit this place for people who would like to know more about the times during socialist. If you get the audiotape it will give you a perfect overview, even a little too much. It can be a little intense but worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is easy to get caught up with the familiarity of what Budapest has become in recent decades .. another western city. McDonald's, Starbucks and Tesco abound but this well presented museum brings the visitor back 60 years to a time when any talk of western culture would have you locked away in the basement cells of this former fascist... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and solemn story about the Hungarian people's struggle with the Gestapo and KGB presence 1945- independence. To follow the story in English, there is a lot of reading different info sheets. These are easy to find but dense, and hard to follow for those who don't already have an understanding of European occupation under the Nazis.

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