House of Terror

Budapest, Hungary

House of Terror museum contains exhibitions related to the fascist and communist dictatorial regimes in 20th-century Hungary and is also a memorial to the victims of these regimes, including those detained, interrogated, tortured or killed in the building. The museum opened in 2002.

With regard to communism and fascism, the exhibition contains material on the nation's relationships to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. It also contains exhibits related to Hungarian organisations such as the fascist Arrow Cross Party and the communist ÁVH (which was similar to the Soviet Union KGB secret police). Part of the exhibition takes visitors to the basement, where they can see examples of the cells that the ÁVH used to break the will of their prisoners.



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Founded: 2002
Category: Museums in Hungary


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User Reviews

“Lack of creativity” and overrated: full of videos, text in the walls in Hungarian language only, audioguides take "forever", in a room where there’s only one thing to see. The suffering of the Hungarian people deserves better museums. The music and the tank at the entrance give you high expectations, difficult to fulfill inside.
vipongo (3 months ago)
Very good museum If you go to Budapest, you need to visit this museum! A lot of history with audio guide available for cheap and in a lot of languages (English, French, ...)
Mamuka Saparidze (3 months ago)
Must visit place. The only thing I don't understand is why taking pictures is forbidden. I went there to learn more about the recent history of the country, I wanted to capture some photos of very important exhibits. Why would you forbid that?
Barbora Březíková (4 months ago)
Hello, we planned to visit you today. We had with us the official EU certification of COVID-19 vaccination. We thought it could be used instead of an Immunity Certificate, because we are tourists. The security guard at the entrance did not let us in and could not tell us more information. Answer like "Well, no, sorry" didn't tell us much. If the official vaccination certificate is not enough, we are misinformed by our Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We were looking forward to your visit, unfortunately we did not succeed. Maybe next time.
Dani Szemerey (12 months ago)
The museum is definitely a shock, especially if you are even partially involved, like you are Hungarian or has Hungarian relatives. The whole tour brings you down and yet, the last hall, with the video of the leaving Soviet soldiers makes you ask the question, why all of this happened, what is the sense? A definite must watch!
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