House of Terror

Address: Andrassy ut 60, Budapest, 1062, Hungary
Telephone: 1 374 2600

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • History