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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. 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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Attracting countless visitors with its architecture, history, and atmosphere, Budapest also provides a great selection of places to stay. The city’s hotels include everything from cozy and economical boutique establishments to luxurious world-renowned chains. Alternatively, choose from the huge variety of bed and breakfasts and hostels, as well as rental apartments ranging from economic to deluxe. While accommodations are spread throughout the city, more of them cluster on the livelier Pest side. You may want to place yourself near the sights you want to see most, but keep in mind that the city's wide public transportation network makes it relatively easy to reach all the major attractions no matter where you’re staying.
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  • If you like history and archaeology dont miss the Budapest History Museum. We happened upon this museum after walking up Castle Hill. The prices for entry are very reasonable and there is a free coat/...  more »
  • I visited this important Museum within Royal Palace premises. It showcases palace's history as well as provides comprehensive perspective on Budapest's history. I took the help of audio guide that was...  more »
  • Signage to get to the place is hard, since the hill is covered with places which all have signs. Some of the documentation was sparse or cryptic (it's better if you read Hungarian). Reasonable admissi...  more »
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  • Pretty nice place. Staff was great and the price is worth it. A bit too long of a tour.
  • Beautiful building and great location, but poor collection and not well curated. Do not go here when it's hot outside, as there is no airconditioning, and the rooms get very hot.
  • Quite interesting and inexpensive, definitely worth the visit to get inside the building and find out a bit more about the history of the city. My favourite part was definitely the downstairs, where it truly felt like we were inside the medieval castle and it was all very beautiful!
  • The building is amazing .. but the stuff inside are super boring with a not clear sequence of events
  • Not enough depth to satisfy a history buff, and poorly curated. The opportunity to see the mediaeval rooms that have been excavated is great, but the rest of the museum is disappointing. It assumes you already know the history of Hungary and so doesn't explain a lot of crucial points (in both the palace exhibition and the one on the history of Budapest), making it hard to follow the what/why/how. Also, the layout of some sections about the palace is confusing and not chronological. Unless you already know a lot about the history of Hungary or are just interested in seeing the mediaeval palace components, consider whether you really want to come here. They also charge extra if you want to take photos. :-(