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Budapest History Museum, Budapest

(3.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Budapest History Museum a centerpiece of your Budapest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Budapest holiday planner.
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  • 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 an...  more »
  • We visited here for free on the Budapest card. We entered through a back entrance which was strange as there was a lift to the entrance but once inside no lift to get up the initial stairs so we wonde...  more »
  • Really enjoyed reading all the history. Plenty of signs in English. The kids (12 and 14) were not in the mood for a museum but there were actually lots of games and interactive things for them to do -...  more »
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  • If you fancy paintings and the stories put into these paintings then this is a must go! it is free of charge! who don't like free stuff? There is also free wifi available for those in your group who are not interested. They can always just play with their phones while the art lovers or architecture lovers walk around this nice museum for free
  • Great museum! History is really brought to life in a meaningful and interesting way, and with great respect for the historical objects. In addition, the site is built on the ancient ruins, that have made it possible to go down into the excavated areas in the basement! Highly recommended!
  • Large number of well detailed exhibitions. A shame that not everything is translated in English. The building itself has lots of history and everything you want to know about Hungarian history is here.
  • Really hard to navigate, both spatially and in terms of content. Focuses heavily on medieval history and is mostly exhibits of carved stone. If you want to learn about Hungary's modern history, go to the Museum of Terror instead.
  • excellent. free wifi place. good looking place