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Budapest History Museum

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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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+36 1 487 8800

Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval Royal...

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.

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Very good museum

This is located in Buda Castle with a great range of exhibits detailing the history of Budapest. Some of the older parts of Buda castle in underground areas are used to display... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is located in Buda Castle with a great range of exhibits detailing the history of Budapest. Some of the older parts of Buda castle in underground areas are used to display exhibits with gives and enhanced experience. Signage could be better so as to advise direction to take throughout the museum. Well worth seeing

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We struggled to find the museum walking up to the castle, although it's a beautiful walk with lovely views and green gardens. There were no signs to say which way it was, and when we eventually found it, we were given a pretty unintelligible map. Inside, there was no clear route, and it was really hard to view the exhibits... More 

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Levice, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometime missing description of exhibits. Only few interactive parts, but possible take a photos for a free.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The History Museum is located in Buda Castle. Just getting up to the top of Buda Hill is a wonderful experience and gives you a gorgeous 360 degree vise of the city and all its hills. The reconstructed Castle, finished around 1952, is a multilayer building where excavations over several decades have uncovered preceding palaces, castles and forts, going all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

An excellent place to start any trip to Budapest, the breathtaking views and architecture are complemented by the well-maintained and gorgeous exhibits which guide you through the history of a diverse and complex city. Would strongly recommend as a place to start your trip.

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Looked for a lift and the one we found didn't work, asked some staff and was told that my elderly mother had to climb the stairs. Then later on we found another lift closer to the entrance which did work! Seemed to be a real mish-mash. Eventually we came across the 1,000 years of Budapest History which was good, it... More 

1 Thank kiera1999
Dearborn, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This museum is located in Buda Castle, near the southern end of the Castle. Took a few minutes to find the entrance, but the museum itself is reasonably priced and has great exhibits on the history of this amazing city. We especially loved a special exhibition that was on during our visit (April 2017) which showcased historical artifacts discovered around... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were only here a short time before we decided to leave. There was a lot to see but descriptions of each item were not included so we didn't have a clue what we were looking at. There were descriptions are each room by the doors but it would have been useful to have more information.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We entered through the back exit, so was somewhat confused at first. But it was very informative and where possible they had interactive, tools to help you explore more. There was different areas including some creepy basements but it gave an appreciation for the building and its past. There are lifts so if your not a able to climb stairs... More 

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Came here with my wife and six year old. Three hours, four floors. From the basement with it´s cellars and chapels to the magnificent vistas from the top floor. Interesting exhibits, both temporary and permanent. From the pre-history period on the top floor, to major events in Budapest´s history, the lapidary and stone work in the lower reaches capped off... More 

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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 events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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