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Museum of Military History (Hadtorteneti Muzeum)

District I / Buda
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Address: Toth Arpad setany 40, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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+36 1 356 9522

Located in a former municipal army barracks, this museum traces the history...

Located in a former municipal army barracks, this museum traces the history of war in Hungary through an extensive collection of war memorabilia, ranging from weapons and uniforms to coins and flags.

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Very interesting but not all in English

Tucked away in the citadel there were very few people in the museum. The attractions were well kept with some excellent technology. Exhibitions are divided into 19th Century... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Ian T
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Haifa, Israel
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a surprise for all my family. A piece of history. Small but very very interesting place. A lot to see near the museum .

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Tucked away in the citadel there were very few people in the museum. The attractions were well kept with some excellent technology. Exhibitions are divided into 19th Century, WW1 and WW2 and each is very informative. Entry prices are very reasonable, too.

1 Thank Ian T
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you are interested in the Hungarian history, this is a good place to learn a lot. There are mainly 18.-19. siecle exhibits, and to see them all you need at least 2 hours. The museum is at the Buda Castle hill

1 Thank 545medva
Denia, Spain
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315 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Good displays of milatary uniforms and arms over a few hundred years The museum is located in an old trading school and this fits well

1 Thank Milanoman2810
Zagreb, Croatia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you want to check Hungarian history best way is to see it trough military. You need one hour to see all exhibits. But if you really want to check them, you will need 3 hours minimum. Museum exhibits are mostly from 19 - 20 century.

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Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

DH is a war history buff. I went along and was fascinated with this museum. A "curator" advised as to how to navigate the various floors in chronological order which was helpful. The exhibits were informative and well done and gave me (an educated person, but ignorant of detailed world history such as the fact that the occupying Soviet troops... More 

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting with a large range of history in Hungary. This museum takes about 2-4hrs to go through. Great for war history buffs!

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A good review of Hungary in the terms of modern military events (1800-2016). To survey every exhibit, it might take some time. Plan on at least and hour and a half.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We are particularly interested in the history of WWI and there was a new exhibition which highlighted Hungary's participation which we found particularly interesting. There is a lot to see so allow a couple of hours.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this museum today and looking at the reviews I appear to have missed some of it... the problem is non English speaking staff and the lack of a map/brochure. What I saw was great and worth a 4+ stars - what I missed even after asking if there was more.... gets a 3

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