Budapest History Museum, Budapest

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Gain insight into the long history that has shaped today’s Budapest at Budapest History Museum, located within the Buda Castle complex. See artifacts originating from the Stone Age to World War II, the oldest of which dates back 40,000 years. Browse the permanent collections on display, including the Medieval Royal Palace of the Buda Castle, Budapest in the Middle Ages, Gothic Sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda, and Light and Shadow, detailing the 1,000-year history of the capital. Head down to the basement level to check out the authentic remains of the 13th-century medieval palace. Be sure to walk out into the courtyard and gardens for expansive views across the city. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Budapest History Museum by using our Budapest trip itinerary planning site .
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  • There was not enough to keep us entertained. Part of the reason was the entrance we went in was not the main, it was a side entrance to the museum. There was not mention or indication for an audio gui...  more »
  • The storm were caught and went to the Museum. The Museum is very large, but not infonmacija document structure. Wonder pochnmu some exhibits coexist with others. All signatures duplicated in English, audio guides and tours too. In General, a very big and stodgy Museum. Because of strange filing information perceived pieces. The Museum is very stuffy. In general I do not advise, only if you need to ride out the storm.
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  • We visited the Museum on your own and there was no big deal. Maybe with some guided tour would be different
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  • The Hungarian National Museum complements this one. Remember, ALL museums in Budapest are closed on Mondays. That is the day to go to the other attractions, Great Market for one.
  • My wife and I visited. It is worth the visit - there's enough to see, and Budapest has an incredibly interesting history as it "switched sides" so many times. There's work of art, and you can descend into the basements. The structure itself is beautiful. That said, it really is a shame how badly the museum is set up and run. First off, the closing time is ridiculously early, which causes a lot of people to clog up the museum during the afternoon. Secondly, many of the signs are just to elaborate - too much details. They have written entire novels on the wall, in every room, on every floor - it's too much. The great museums of this world are great because they know how to select what is worth showing, order it logically, and present it in such a way that visitors can digest it easily. None of that applies here - the signs are bad, the different floors and the rooms/artefacts within them are order weirdly. You are not making that journey that, say, the Smithsonians let you make.
  • The museum is in one of the most beautiful castles however it’s the worst managed place. It closes at 4pm in winter time despite google says 6p. I got there 3:27pm and the ticketing office still sold me a ticket (half price though) and then told me they close at 4pm. I had to go in and by 3:48pm I was kicked out, merely spent 20 mins in that museum and when I tried to talk with the people there, they became very nasty!!!! World No.1 WORST MUSEUM!
  • Actually quite a good city museum. City museums are usually quite bad but this one is surprisingly decent. Lots of stuff to see with some interesting artefacts. The building is also in the ruins of the old Buda castle so that's quite a nice experience. If you got the Budapest card it's worth a visit. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it though.
  • It's all very personal preference, but whilst I really enjoyed all the history around the period leading up to and directly after the war....the rest just wasn't that enthralling. But, it contains a lot of information, so just because I wasn't that interested myself, I can see it would be to others.
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