House of Terror

Budapest, Hungary
3.9 / 10
The museum, created in the early 2000s. with the support of the government of V. Orban. The main goal of the expositions is to show the period of the history of Hungary in the 20th century, when the country was under the control of the communist government (supported by the leadership of the USSR).
House of Terror
Address:Budapest, Andrássy út 60
Phone:+36 1 374 2600
Hours:monday: Closed tuesday: 10:00–18:00 wednesday: 10:00–18:00 thursday: 10:00–18:00 friday: 10:00–18:00 saturday: 10:00–18:00 sunday: 10:00–18:00


Somber but informative. Didn't get the audio guide but was able to understand a lot of the information thanks to the English cards in each room and the subtitles on videos. Certainly worth the entry price, especially considering the lift down to and .. Read more »


Haunting and informative. Innovative displays which combines objects with audio and video seamlessly. However get the audio guide. Otherwise you will need to read full pages of text at the beginning of each room as the displays are not self explana.. Read more »


Disappointed - clearly so much care and skill in the outward presentation but the content is poorly given. Half the signs are in English, half aren't. Few arrows or directions, gets clogged easily as most of it is groups standing watching video scree.. Read more »


This museum is the physical embodiment of an art student remembering at 4pm they have a history assignment due the next day. They put a lot of effort into gluing things to the walls and then cut pages out from an overly verbose text book and sit them.. Read more »


This place is simple amazing in its richness. There is so much history in this building it’s unbelievable. I particularly loved that it told stories of actual humans and people who lived through several situations. It’s worth devoting a few hours for.. Read more »


Allow a couple of hours. We ran through it in a couple of hours and could have spend a lot more time in there. A great museum. It was very in depth an full of information. As to be expected there was not a not of uplifting information in there. I r.. Read more »


It's a nice experience if you want to dig deeper in the history of Hungary. The audio guide is highly recommended and it's available in s lot of languages. Be aware that otherwise you will be stuck with having to pick up paper sheets to read in every.. Read more »


You're on holiday. You go to see nice things. You don't need to be challenged. Or you come to the House of Terror. 2 hours spent here will shock you; will inform you; will possibly make you cry. It is an assault on the senses, and very deliberately.. Read more »


I think this is one of the best museums in Europe. The way they present the Hungarian recent history, how they introduce the Communism and Nazism... is just outstanding. A must go in Budapest, to understand why they are the way they are and how traum.. Read more »


A very important museum, drawing compelling parallels between both regimes.


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