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Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest

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#4 of 128 in Museums in Hungary
Specialty Museum Museum
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. To visit Holocaust Memorial Center and get the most from your holiday in Budapest, create itinerary details personal to you using our Budapest trip generator.
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  • I always feel a little strange when writing a review of the many Holocaust memorials that I have visited of late. The memorial centre in Budapest is attached to a synagogue roughly 30 minutes walk awa...  more »
  • If you go to Budapest you need to visit this. It is a strong reminder of a past that should not be forgotten  more »
  • Both the memorial to the slain and their stories as well as honoring the just heroes who did their best to save lives are deeply moving.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Layout of the museum is slightly confusing, and mainly consists of information boards. Would have been good to have a few more physical exhibits.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A place you have to visit. Very impressive.

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