Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest

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#3 of 126 in Museums in Hungary
Set in a former synagogue, Holocaust Memorial Center focuses on Holocaust research and education. This institution was established in 1999 and opened to the public in 2004 in the old Pava synagogue outside of the city's Jewish district. Learn about the history of the Holocaust through the state-run museum's permanent and visiting exhibits, as well as its cultural programs. The structure dates to the 1920s but was renovated by architect István Mányi before opening as a museum. Take a guided tour of the memorial center to pay tribute to Hungarian Jews killed during World War II. Plan to see Holocaust Memorial Center and other attractions that appeal to you using our Budapest route planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    So you have skin in this impressive place. Extremely sad his visit, makes us remember the horror that lived many thousands of people, you find yourself in the same place who years ago suffered thousands of people. It is a nice tribute to those people that makes us not forget this historical fact. The tree of life is precious.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Some of the equipment wasn't working (e.g. the headphones hanging from the screens). There was a lot of reading and mostly hard facts rather than stories. This was not for me, but history enthusiasts ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We visited this synagogue and courtyard on a recent river cruise. We were most impressed with the courtyard and amazing metal weeping willow tree. Many Hungarian Jews were executed in the courtyard of...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    New looking museum, many information and media /interactive elements, but all the halls in the same level of intensity, no variation, everything black and white.
  • June 14, 2017
    Layout of the museum is slightly confusing, and mainly consists of information boards. Would have been good to have a few more physical exhibits.
  • May 21, 2017
    Worst experience. I read the previous reviews and followed advise on tickets and time. They only accept local currency, no credit card or EUR. Did not provide guidance on where to locate ATM machine. Left for a 45 minute hike to find. Cage back and asked for two tickets and got charged for three. They said they misunderstood but did not attempt to refund me. We went inside and noticed there were headsets and recordings referenced. Went back to desk and asked for headset. Not available without a guide, no guides today. Went back to room to start reading and got very hot within 5 minutes. No conditioner. I went back and asked about A/C and was told none. This was a waisted half day and left a bad taste in the city and people. Not recommended. If zero Stars were an option, that would have been my choice.
  • November 23, 2016
    Best holocaust exhibit I have been to. Some very graphic bits, but informative. Staff were friendly and we left feeling like we'd learnt and grown as people.
  • April 1, 2017
    A place you have to visit. Very impressive.

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