House of Terror

Price guide: Mid-range

Andrassy ut 60, Budapest, 1062

Price guide: Mid-range

House of Terror
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Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, History

Expert review of House of Terror

Moving exhibition charting dark times in the 20th century.

The imposing apartment at Andrássy út 60 looks much like any other on Budapest’s main boulevard. However, its respectable façade masks a dark history. Agents of successive terror regimes based their headquarters behind its walls during the 20th century – first the Hungarian Nazis in 1944 and after that the communist secret police. It was a place of interrogation, torture and execution until the 1956 Uprising. Today it hosts a moving exhibition – something of a mixture between museum, memorial and gallery space – that uses videos and photographs to tell the story of those years.

Price advice: 

Entrance 1,800 forints (adults), 900 forints (EU citizens aged 6–26 and 62–70), free (disabled visitors, EU citizens over 70).

Expert tips: 
EU citizens under the age of 26 or students under 26 with an international student card can access the exhibition free of charge on every first Sunday of the month.
There are audio guides available for 1,300 forints, but you can pick up a detailed English-language information sheet in every room for no charge.

More information on House of Terror:

Price guide:
Historic site, Museum
Andrassy ut 60, Budapest, 1062
1 374 2600
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue–Fri 10am–6pm (last admission 5.30pm).

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Community comments (1)

Its simply a top class exhibit telling a dramatic story in a sensitive but slick way with great sensitivity.