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Budapest History Museum, Budapest

Categories: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 200+ 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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  • One of my favourite museums in Budapest. Highly impressive architecture of grandiose scale, and very interesting exhibits inside. 
  • We visited this museum quite quickly because unfortunately the times were tight. Maybe I'm used to "evil" from Italian museums but ... doesn't seem like a great Museum. To say that the property is gorgeous and at least from the outside is worth seeing. However, staff was very friendly and even if they didn't speak English were friendly and helpful. Council to see it only if you have enough time.
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  • We found here really g. There are paintings, works of art, of anything and everything. But Interestingly we felt it certainly is not.
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  • 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.
  • Had a walk around here and it was cool, the 70s apartment showing living back then was especially interesting.
  • I really didn't like this museum. I usually love visiting a city's history museum on holiday, but this one is so badly laid out. You enter halfway through an exhibition section on the 1800s, and have to go up to the third floor to see prehistoric/Roman exhibits. Then the next floor down jumps about 1,000 years forward. It's incredibly confusing. The whole place feels a bit tired, too. Avoid.
  • Very confusing directions within the museum and the subject wasn't national history of Budapest but rather the architectural history of the castle. For architectural fans it's great but for people who want to get to know more about the history of Budapest it's not the right place
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