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Budapest History Museum

Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Royal Palace E building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 487 8800
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Royal Palace E building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 487 8800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised at the diversity of this museum. So much to see, many nooks and crannies, very clean and well presented. The building - being communist built - is rather plain and with plastic windows - but this...More

Thank Raelene H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well layed out over 3 levels. Plenty of space for lots of visitors. Free entry for old people on Saturdays. We were asked if we were over 70. We said yes, and got in for free. Huge array of exhibits. It is located right at...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed in the quality, quantity, and overall experience of this museum. It lacks focus, flow, and volume of artifacts. Especially if your time in Budapest is short, do not spend it here. Tip: If you really feel the need to visit, walk into the...More

Thank TheTravelObsession
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well its nice to be rewarded for being ils.The museum is on three floors.There is a lift.The exhibittion on the castle is less interesting than on thé city.Particularly as there is noothing much left of the original.fatale.The museum is well set out.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history museum’s outer courtyards within Buda Castle are truly brilliant, we enjoyed a lovely drink on the terrace overlooking the “Pest” side of the city.

Thank Ry4nJay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was definitely better than anticipated. I would say the best part was the lower floors where you could walk through the ruins of the old castle. Very interesting stuff down there!

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s big and it’s nice but it isn’t a rich museum. If you don’t have much time or if you’re not a museum person then better skip it. The national gallery is a much more impressive museum.

Thank Salvador S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some parts of the museum were real interesting and worth the visit but there were other parts which were less appealing to me and could have been better laid out with improved displays. The social history part of the museum was my favourite.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trent’s Travel Tips: - Self touring the museum is fine as they have labeled everything quite nicely in English. - Cost is ONLY $1,800 f (Forint) = <$7.00 US - Plan on 90 minutes plus or minus 30 minutes depending on your pace - The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was split between a 3 and a 4 rating and would give a 3.5 if I could. I had to go with the 3 rating because there were a number of areas I felt were poorly displayed or lacked information. There are lots of...More

Thank James I
District I / Buda
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
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