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Terror Háza | House of Terror Museum

House of Terror Museum

(Terror Háza)
History Museum
Andrássy út, Budapest
  • Abdallah H.
    "Ask for the audio guide which gives u a nice tour of the place."(14 Tips)
    Jackson T.
    "terrifying historical moment in Hungarian history"(5 Tips)
    Yasemin G.
    "Best place to learn about recent history of Hungary"(3 Tips)
    Shaileshwori S.
    "Audio tour is good; ongoing music & visuals overwhelm at times."(4 Tips)
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  • Karla D.
    Too long, too much information. the items on the room, audiovisual techiques are not properly used to get you into the theme. A review needs to be made so its more effective the content transmission
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiApril 26
    Informative but chaotic, and poorly designed. Prepare to spend 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiApril 26
    Must get audio guide even if it's HUF 1500 more because you will not be able to read so much.
  • Christine H.
    Decent information but the exhibits aren't that clearly presented in English so I feel I missed a lot. A lot of reading, Long lines, bottlenecks. Only ok, could have been better
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa G.March 26
    Housed in the former building for Nazis and communists during occupations, learn about the impact and stories from that time in this museum
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley HayenFebruary 28
    Very educational but rather difficult to understand everything since 99% is in Hongarian... They do provide English information on sheets of paper but this is without any chronological order at all
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine McNeelFebruary 28
    Really interesting museum. If you are English only it is more Hungarian friendly, however, the history is fascinating and the museum is very well done. It's an experience on its own.
  • Pavlína G.
    Pavlína GlosováDecember 1, 2016
    One of the most memorable places from our trip. I still get chills when I think about it. Very well done and presented to wide public.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SoperNovember 30, 2016
    Get the audio guide if you're an English speaker. Highly recommend this museum.
  • David 🏁 B.
    David 🏁 B.October 20, 2016
    Amazing exhibition that does a great job in duly establishing the connection between National Socialists and Communists as different factions using terror to fight for authoritarian power.
  • K. M.
    K. M.October 20, 2016
    A must go! Don't miss it while in Budapest.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HylandSeptember 29, 2016
    Great history lesson....but you will need something after to cheer up.
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅September 11, 2016
    Key to understanding 20 century Hungarian history, the museum show how little difference there is between fascist and communist regimes. Must see.
  • Erwin K.
    Erwin K.August 19, 2016
    Amazing museum about the Nazi and Soviet occupation in Hungary. You should definitely visit when you are in Budapest. Very impressive.
  • Karolina K.
    Karolina KellyAugust 18, 2016
    Fabulous place! You get special price for students but you have to be patient with exhibition which is in hungarian language. They have only sheets of information in English.
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad Al-HussienJuly 23, 2016
    Museum for the history of Hungary. If you are interested and have a time go. Otherwise you will be bored. It has a great interior design.
  • Jake M.
    Jake MellettJune 19, 2016
    The only terror was my hangover
  • Matt F.
    Matt FrancisApril 20, 2016
    Essential Hungarian history.
  • Jiajia W.
    Jiajia WuMarch 28, 2016
    I didn't rent English audio guide, I can't understand everything...
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 31, 2015
    Interesting exhibits into the terror caused by fascist and stalinist regimes. The building is the former secret police HQ where a lot of the interrogation and torture took place.
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MitraniDecember 23, 2015
    Such a well designed museum, really like the concept of the exhibition. Makes you feel the way you are supposed to. Must visit.
  • Lincy T.
    Lincy TynckeNovember 29, 2015
    Nice museum, but is was impossible to read and watch everything. In the end you go into the cells and guaranteed you walk out feeling strange. Must do in Budapest to learn the brutal side of communism
  • Colin Z.
    Colin Z.November 22, 2015
    The Rick Steves Budapest book does a good job describing each of the rooms. You can skip the audio guide if you have the book.
  • JC R.
    JC RodriguesOctober 30, 2015
    They did a great job seting up the museum in order to tell the history mainly of the soviet ocupation (and hungarian nazi party). we were not expecting much but ended up spending almost 2h there...
  • David A.
    David AlmacyOctober 26, 2015
    A sobering glimpse into Hungarian life under brutal Communist rule after WWll German Nazi era & Russian occupation from 1946 to 1991. The museum is a must see!
  • Nick L.
    Nick LongleySeptember 30, 2015
    Daunting history of communism in Hungary. Must visit but you need the audio guide to get value out of your visit.
  • Marina K.
    Marina KalachSeptember 21, 2015
    Very impressive, and sad.
  • Sveta S.
    Sveta Sh.September 20, 2015
    Hungarians know a thing or two about making perfect museums. Do yourself a favor and visit this one.
  • We Love Budapest
    We Love BudapestAugust 31, 2015
    Shocking exhibition,displays the era’s darkest aspects,commemorates the victims of the fascist&communist regimes,portrays the country’s relationship w Nazi Germany&USSR during the years of occupation Read more
  • Bettina M.
    Bettina MészárosAugust 21, 2015
    Garantáltan minden részletére emlékezni fogsz évek múlva is. Tárlatvezetést érdemes kérni. Nemzeti ünnepnapokon ingyenes belépés.
  • Yasemin G.
    Yasemin GündoğduAugust 15, 2015
    Best place to learn about recent history of Hungary
  • Amy P.
    Amy PoliJuly 26, 2015
    Get there early and make sure to get the audio guide.
  • Sophie
    SophieJune 23, 2015
    Impressive museum, very thoughtfully and artistically curated.
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiJune 17, 2015
    Take a walk through time and experience and audio guide through one of the most terrifying historical moment in Hungarian history
  • mizz l.
    mizz linMay 22, 2015
    Bring your tissues. If u wanna take pics make sure d guards don't see u
  • Michaela H.
    Michaela HankováApril 25, 2015
    In this museum you feel the atmosphere. The entire museum is interwoven with images and sounds, until it passes the eyesight. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Pebbles D.
    Pebbles D. LimApril 22, 2015
    An Audio Guide is advised to take you through for a more informed tour.
  • Abdallah H.
    Abdallah HodiebApril 21, 2015
    Ask for the audio guide which gives u a nice tour of the place.
  • Mikael A.
    Better than expected, very emotional even for me who has no real connection to Hungary and the opression imposed upon them. They need to improve English signs though.
  • Elena E.
    Elena E.March 28, 2015
    A place with potential, but badly organized. Not one exibit carries a description tag, if there is, it's in Hungarian. The only info come from loose sheets, impossibly long. Disappointing & irritating
  • Honza K.
    Honza KolářMarch 28, 2015
    Amazing exhibition. The start is on the 2nd floor!!!
  • Pelin D.
    Pelin DuraMarch 19, 2015
    it is indeed a house of terror!! it takes you back to the history of budapest/ hongary, it was interactive as well
  • Shaileshwori S.
    Shaileshwori SharmaMarch 7, 2015
    Great way to glimpse Hungary's history w/ authoritarian regimes. Cold basement w/ prisons gives a realistic sense of what went on here. Audio tour is good; ongoing music & visuals overwhelm at times.
  • Levent Ahmet
    Levent AhmetMarch 4, 2015
    Must see this place! Dont miss
  • Birand E.
    Birand EronatMarch 1, 2015
    I think this the most impressive museum here in Budapest. I really felt like lived those moments due to the presentation of those hard times..
  • Orsolya C.
    Orsolya ClanceyFebruary 25, 2015
    Very moving, well put together
  • Martina N.
    Martina NeubauerováFebruary 8, 2015
    The best museum!!!
  • Petar K.
    Petar KarabaticJanuary 30, 2015
    Must see! So unfortunate to see what is human kind capable of doing to theselves
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanJanuary 22, 2015
    The information leaflet in the very first room is very biased (trying to absolve Hungary's participation in WWII). The top floors aren't that well planned/confusing, the basement is very confronting.
  • Barkley H.
    Barkley Han-NunezDecember 30, 2014
    Worth the wait. Amazing museum and purposely makes one feel uncomfortable. Well done.
  • Razvan B.
    Razvan BarsuDecember 29, 2014
    A history that must not be forgotten
  • Nadia P.
    Nadia PrutskovaNovember 8, 2014
    Make sure to get the guided or audio tour if you don't speak Magyar. And you will have a whole new appreciation for the people and the country.
  • Mag H.
    Mag HasadaSCHOctober 9, 2014
    Error háza.....
  • unutranyholas
    unutranyholasOctober 7, 2014
    Strongly recommended for tourists from Russia
    Upvoted Apr 23
  • Rajmund F.
    Rajmund FeketeOctober 1, 2014
    A must see museum...
  • Vishnupriya B.
    Vishnupriya BhandaramSeptember 25, 2014
    Very interesting and wonderfully designed and structured.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RiksmanSeptember 24, 2014
    Worth a visit, especially for the price. Well laid out. Focuses heavily on Hungary after WW2 - the forceful introduction of Socialism.
  • Jaana P.
    Jaana PinheiroSeptember 10, 2014
    Pay extra 15€ for the audio guide if you don't have patience to read the long description papers! It really worths!
  • Pei H.
    Pei HoAugust 19, 2014
    Brings to life the Nazi and Soviet influence in Hungary during the 1940s and 1950s. None of the exhibits have English captions, though, so the museum is difficult to follow at times.
  • Simone P.
    Simone P.August 19, 2014
    First museum where Nazist & Communist crimes are in the same level of terror...
  • Deniz D.
    Deniz D.August 15, 2014
  • Ilkim A.
    Ilkim AltinorduAugust 15, 2014
    Informative but very depressing museum. You enter to dungeons from a very slow and airless elevator which is according to me done by purpose.
  • Ernie
    ErnieAugust 10, 2014
    It's possible to see everything in about an hour, but for the full experience rent the audio guide and take your time
  • Anna S.
    Anna SierockaJune 22, 2014
    Don't miss the basements. I like the concept of each exhibition.
  • Eva H.
    Eva HodyJune 1, 2014
    A must see while in Budapest to get an overview of the fascist and communist regimes oppression of its own people. The suffering of innocent Hungarians is indescribable.
  • CarrotMiku
    CarrotMikuApril 29, 2014
    Not a light-hearted visit at all - but well worth the visit. Be prepared for some very brutal videos/photos.
  • Alexandre G.
    Alexandre GianiApril 18, 2014
    Amazing ambience they have created for the museum
  • Krokodil G.
    Krokodil GemueseApril 11, 2014
    This is not a museum. It's some kind of anti-communism Disneyland. There aren't any explanations to the exhibits. You don't get to know where the pictures come from. It's a sad joke.
    Downvoted Apr 23
  • Iskander S.
    Iskander SmitFebruary 28, 2014
    The exhibition is well set out but the English explanation sheets in the rooms are not easy to digest. Makes it hard to get the story. Probably better with audio tour.
  • Onenc A.
    Onenc AlkisJanuary 26, 2014
    Audio guide is a must (subject to additional fee) for those who are not able to speak Hungarian. Otherwise you will have to read lots of leaflets to understand what's going on around.
  • Burak S.
    Burak SansalJanuary 13, 2014
    Nice museum, good exhibitions, especially the cells are impressive. They should put more explnations in English. No photography inside the museum. Entrance costs 2000 Forint.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SergioDecember 30, 2013
    Have absolutely no words to express what I feel! It's the truth that is hard to face, but essential to realize! A very sad and heartbreaking reminding of the darkest times of hungarian history!
  • Ekaterina S.
    Ekaterina SveshnikovaDecember 20, 2013
    Impressive, interactive, interesting. Worth visiting, though the essential part is devoted to the Soviet regime, not Nazis, while I'd expected equal.
  • Gregorio R.
    Gregorio RDecember 17, 2013
    Very interesting place if you're looking to learn about Hungarian history
  • Henrique O.
    Henrique OliveiraOctober 21, 2013
    Extremally heavy mood in this place. It's not a place to have fun but a place to reflect about the humanity and its civilization
  • Yavuz S.
    Yavuz SıkçaOctober 17, 2013
    Reflections from Hitler's and Stalin's sick minds...
  • Veridiana P.
    Veridiana PetriSeptember 8, 2013
    A must see!
  • Dena
    DenaAugust 14, 2013
    Most interesting museum in all of Budapest, imo.
  • Márk M.
    Márk MolnárJuly 26, 2013
    Brutális, ahogy öcsém mondaná, találóan...
  • Selien F.
    Selien FranssensJuly 3, 2013
    Amazing museum about the Nazi.and Sovjet occupations. You'll leave in silence. A must do while visiting Budapest
  • Hanka V.
    Hanka V.May 10, 2013
    An impressive exhibition. In the cells, I felt a little depressed. I would not want to experience it firsthand.
  • Wouter M.
    Wouter MuësenMay 4, 2013
    Impressive and captivating museum. A must during your citytrip!
  • Kuba P.
    Kuba PasternakMay 3, 2013
    Hard topic showed in easy, intresting way. Gave a lot of thinking about history. Must be in Budapest to know the history of Hungary and countries behind iron curtain
  • Sonja S.
    Sonja StahorFebruary 17, 2013
    Great museum, but bad for 4SQ.... I unlocked the Special, but didn't get gift. Special: "Every 20th visitors who check-in", but lady on the Info said: "Let me check... You are eleventh, no gift." :(
  • Rong S.
    Rong ShanFebruary 16, 2013
    the best exhibition-arrangement, the whole story-telling, the installation, the music in different rooms, the light, the sound, the elevator.. I understand why camera is not allowed there,
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Gaylene H.
    Gaylene HarrisonFebruary 9, 2013
    Well worth a visit. Make sure you allow ample time as there is a lot to see.
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo McRaeNovember 24, 2012
    This should be the first thing you do in Hungary. And you will have a whole new appreciation for the people and the country.
  • Capi T.
    Capi TenNovember 5, 2012
    During the visit, Watching all Tv's in the same time, is a fucknig mess. Strange feeling to enter in the rooms of torture.
  • We Love Budapest
    We Love BudapestOctober 8, 2012
    The House of Terror, located near Oktogon, on Andrássy Avenue, contains exhibits realted to the fascist and communist regimes of the 20th century while also commemorating the victims of said regimes.
  • Jim D.
    Jim DurtakaJuly 10, 2012
    The special doesn't work. They said I wasn't the 20th so, I didn't get any gifts. Plus, for an eastern european the museum is not so interesting.
  • Honza V.
    Honza VitíkMay 5, 2012
    Must see museum. I love it! But the content is very sad.
  • Devon B.
    Devon BMarch 5, 2012
    Get an audio guide (if there is one?) as English info is shared by way of 15 pages or so of loose printed info sheets. Worth a visit but the lack of context in any of the displays is confusing
  • Sally D.
    Sally DunnJanuary 17, 2012
    A must see. A bit depressing though. Especially the cells in the basement. BTW how do you know if you are the 20th to check-in?
  • Evribody
    EvribodyOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Start from the top and finish in the cells downstairs
  • Barna F.
    Barna ForreiterAugust 2, 2011
    You must see this!!!
  • Paavo K.
    Paavo KettunenJune 6, 2011
    Visually the coolest museum I've ever visited! Read more
  • Sakis T.
    Sakis Tzioumakis™February 5, 2011
    A must see museum...
  • Monica T.
    Monica TurnerJanuary 7, 2011
    Awesome museum! They have no clue about the foursquare special though
  • NomadicV
    NomadicVNovember 18, 2010
    Make sure to get the guided or audio tour if you don't speak Magyar. Most of the stuff is only in Magyar. The audio guides are very helpful. A must visit when you are in Budapest.
  • The Boss
    The BossNovember 8, 2010
    t contains exhibits 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, tor
  • Erdem S.
    Erdem Sevgi1 week ago
    Girişte ödediğiniz ücrete değen, dolu dolu bir müze.
  • Nesli Y.
    Gitmeden önce mutlaka bilgi edinilmeli. Dökümanlar olsada gezerken pek okunamıyor. İçerideki müzik psikolojik dalgalanmalar yaratmıyor değil. İnsanlığın o acımasız yüzünü görebildiğiniz bir yer.
  • EMRE E.
    yorucu ve sıkıcı.
  • Игорь П.
    Игорь П.February 24
    не впечатлило по простой причине: советскому народу от этой власти досталось намного крепче. кто в курсе советской истории - нет большого смысла идти, просто прочтите статью про венгерское восстание
    Downvoted Apr 23
  • Derya
    DeryaNovember 29, 2016
    Nazilerin yahudileri katlettiği o günleri anlatmaya çalıştıkları bir müze...
  • Gustavo C.
    Gustavo CostaSeptember 26, 2016
    Maravilhoso, custa 2.000huf pena q não é permitido fotos
  • Сергей
    СергейSeptember 25, 2016
    Приравняли коммунизм к фашизму. Похоже, их надо было сильнее наказать за союзничество с Гитлером. Завели привычку выставлять себя жертвами своих собственных режимов, которым когда-то рукоплескали.
    Downvoted 3 days ago
  • Elena M.
    Elena MintyukJuly 4, 2016
    Мне не понравилось, лучше сходите погулять вместо него в парк или площадь Героев.
    Downvoted Apr 23
  • Ecem U.
    Ecem UçarMay 29, 2016
    Etkileyici tasarımlara sahip. Duvarlarda İngilizce açıklama bulmak imkansız, ancak odanın girişlerinde paragraf paragraf açıklamalı kağıtlar bulunuyor. Okuması zor olabilir, önceden araştırılmalı.
  • Dasha Y.
    Dasha YakovlevaApril 14, 2016
    Потрясающий музей с очень мрачной энергетикой .
  • Emine Mine A.
    Emine Mine AltınFebruary 18, 2016
    İçerideki müzik insanın sinirini bozabiliyor.
  • Arianna B.
    Arianna BisonFebruary 16, 2016
    Davvero d'effetto. Museo fatto veramente bene! Merita davvero
  • Manuel
    ManuelFebruary 3, 2016
    Para conocer mejor la historia de Hungría y Budapest. Ojo que puede haber colas.
  • Natali A.
    Natali ArsentievaJanuary 3, 2016
    Неоднозначные впечатления, но посетить стоит, чтобы после поразмыслить над услышанным. Кстати, рекомендую брать аудиогид, без него там делать нечего. Экскурсия часа на два.
    Upvoted Apr 23
  • Artem
    ArtemJanuary 2, 2016
    Очень противоречивый музей. Денег влили порядочно, а банальный перевод видеоряда сделать не удосужились
    Downvoted Apr 23
  • Roula G.
    Roula GreenSeptember 30, 2015
    Συγκλονιστικο, ενα απο τα σημαντικοτερα αξιοθεατα που καταλαβαινεις ποσο μεγαλη ιστορια εχουν οι ουγγροι
  • Aleksandr P.
    Aleksandr PetukhovSeptember 28, 2015
    Тем, кто интересуется советским периодом Восточной Европы - рекомендую. Имеет весьма своеобразную, мрачноватую атмосферу. Фотографировать и снимать внутри как бы нельзя, но судя по фото здесь...:)
  • Maria C.
    Maria C.September 26, 2015
    Siamo entrate a prezzo scontato con la Budapest Card, ma vale la pena pagare il prezzo pieno. Siamo state dentro 1,5h invece di 2/2,5h perché era orario di chiusura, ma è stato comunque impressionante
  • Laszlo C.
    Laszlo Cs.September 25, 2015
    Tényleg érdemes mindenkinek megtekinteni. Nagyon igényes gyűjtemény, bár sajnos a tematika miatt nem épp széles vigyorral távozik innen az ember. De nem is mosolyogni mennek be az emberek...
  • Nelson S.
    Nelson Seixas JrJuly 5, 2015
    Museu em homenagem às vítimas do Nazismo e do Comunismo que ditaram as regras políticas na Hungria durante parte do século XX
  • Can E.
    Can ErdemMarch 13, 2015
    Modern bir muze
  • Nef R.
    Nef RigsJanuary 24, 2015
    Precio de unos 4€ para menores de 26 años, muy interesante
  • Yana M.
    Yana MalinovskayaJanuary 11, 2015
    Ожидали большего. Обязательно берите аудио гид. Иначе вообще такое😐
    Downvoted Apr 23
  • Ksenia T.
    Ksenia TimaevaNovember 12, 2014
    Было скучно. Оно того не стоит. Но это история.
    Downvoted Apr 23
  • Max O.
    Max OrlovNovember 1, 2014
    Обязателен к посещению! Очень многое узнал о советском периоде. Есть аудио-гид на русском.
  • Vadim R.
    Vadim RybalkoOctober 15, 2014
    Музей так себе: антуражно, но, в целом, ни о чём. В здании местного аналога КГБ. Стоит 2000Ft, аудиогид — дополнительно 1500Ft.
    Downvoted Apr 23
  • Dogukan G.
    Dogukan GurkanSeptember 13, 2014
    Geniş zaman ayırıp gezilmesi gereken bir yer. İçeride bolca ingilizce döküman mevcut. Yinede gitmeden internetten bilgi toplamanızda fayda var.
  • Fabs M.
    Fabs MedinaMay 21, 2014
    Vale muchísimo la pena!
  • Vildan K.
    Vildan KaracaApril 19, 2014
    Muhtesem kesinlikle gidilmeli
  • Delete
    DeleteFebruary 16, 2014
    Жуткое место. Рассказывают про ужасы советской оккупации. Много видео. Есть листовки с информацией на английском. Вход 2000 форинтов с человека
    Upvoted Apr 23
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