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“My teenage son loved this tour”

Hospital in the Rock
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Ranked #34 of 610 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and moving place. Visitors can learn about the WWII and the 1956 revolution as well as the Cold War in relation to this former TOP SECRET nuclear bunker. It had an important role during the war and it was classified until 2002 and opened as a museum in 2008. The place ensures a real time warp into the past. Mobiles are not working inside. Do not expect a regular museum. One hour long tour departs every hour in English. Guide books are available in several languages. Unforgettable experience underneath the Castle Hill. The entrance is only about 5 minutes walk from the famous Matthias-Church of Buda Castle.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Very moving and interesting museum. My teenage son loved this tour. The special exhibit of the Sadako Paper Cranes was the best part.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We were interested in this tour as one of our party is a nurse and one works in the nuclear industry. We both loved it! Our guide was very informative and spoke excellent English. The wax models were extremely realistic and brought the scenes to life. We found the tour both harrowing and humbling. Would highly recommend going here. My only criticism is the tour behind us was close at times so if you ended up at the back of the group you could hear what their guide was saying were unable to hear your own guide so stay up front.

Thank Loud44
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Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Dear Loud44,

thank you very much for your kind review! It is great to hear you had an unforgettable time at our Museum. We are making plans to improve our services so thank you for the suggestion too!

Kind regards,
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Team

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

At first we weren't sure why they insisted that it was only a guided tour (we like to explore places ourselves), however, we did discover rather quickly, that it is because the Hospital In The Rock is a labyrinth, anyone would get lost. Timi, our guide was fantastic and very informative, always happy to answer questions throughout the hour long tour. Great for those that love their communist nostalgia.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

good informative and thought provoking museum.well informed guides and good exhibits.easy to walk round and lasts about 1hour.

Thank Michael J
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

My son and I found this one-hour tour of the Hospital in the Rock to be the best of museum visits we had in Budapest (disclosure that we did not end up getting to many museums). What a fascinating story of labyrinths that were connected and turned into a hospital that went into dormancy after WWII and then came into use again to aid the Freedom Fighters in 1956 and then was re purposed into a nuclear bunker in the 1960s cold war era. I had honestly never been to a WWII museum from the Axis viewpoint before...always visited museums in Allied countries. Our guide took a very balanced approach and very much touched on the price Hungary paid for being on the wrong side of history. I liked the narrative arc of the museums message and my 15 year old sone and I both found the experience thought-provoking and interesting. The physical layout occasionally made it hard to hear the tour guide, so keep to the front or middle if you are in a group of more than 15 people. English tours run on the hour so plan ahead to get there about 15 minutes before an hour.

Thank ironchefmom
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Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Dear ironchefmom,

we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a great review and feedback on our Museum and sharing your experience with other travelers. We are trying to do our best in order to provide high level services so we are glad to hear you had a great time with us.

Kind regards,
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Team


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