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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  • Entire history of the country can be seen. All masterpieces from old times to today can be find. Even it's garden is a good place to spend time.  more »
  • Four floors of the Museum that reflect the Hungarian history from the middle ages, with historical remains well placed in a logical and reasoned within some of the halls of the Castle. It would be worthwhile if only for the small chapel inside. For history lovers a must.
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  • If you are visiting the city for the first time and you're short on time you can also risparmiarvelo. Certainly not because you don't deserve it ... in fact has very effectively, like all things in this city, but space exterminated and the richness of the exhibits need attention, interest, patience and mental and physical resources, as well as considerable temporal resources ... and often don't have. Between you and me the story (and reconstruction) of Hungary can be found posted everywhere and after a while began to come into boredom. The entrance is placed upon entering the walls in sinistra....al Center, under one of the walkways, and the yard at the back (where there is also the entrance to the Museum by Liszt). The one in the square is the most monumental and recommend to start the visit from here. In fact I didn't pay the entrance (2000 florins, very little) because I used the entrance to the Museum of Aquincum, as dettomi by the very nice lady at the cashier (at the entrance of the historical Museum have crooked nose but then they had to capitulate). At the beginning I was lost because the part of Museum blends with the history of the reconstruction of the castle-to which it belongs and I would even say that it is the most substantial-and the absence of Italian help doesn't help at all (I know English well enough but it's exhausting having to concentrate further). Rich collection spanning at least three floors differenti...si part from prehistoric times up to the present day, with the inevitable intermezzo on Soviet domination. Come and visit if you have time (not less than three or four hours), unless you are too tired and if you know English .... you won't otherwise pentirete....in Council to desist and take advantage of the time available.
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  • 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.
  • It's really big for a museum, it took 2 hours for me to walk through the whole place, and that's when I did not read 90% of the description beside each artefact. I recommend going to Lights and Shadows, 1000 years of The Capital, for the actual history of Budapest. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend this place.
  • Interesting museum about the history. Friendly staff and a nice collection. A little confusing layout though.

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