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2022.08.09. - 2022.09.18.
Budapest
2022.06.14. - 2022.09.12.
Budapest
2022.06.02. - 2022.07.24.
Budapest
2022.01.28. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2022.01.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.12.15. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.12.08. - 2022.02.20.
Budapest
2021.11.05. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2021.09.20. - 2022.03.13.
Budapest
2021.06.29. - 2022.02.13.
Budapest
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
House of Terror Museum - Budapest
The museum building
Address: 1062, Budapest Andrássy út 60.
Phone number: (1) 374-2600
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10.00-18.00
1956, 20th century, change of social system, concentration camps, history, Holocaust, Modern Era, permanent exhibition, The Horthy Era, The Kádár Era, The Rákosi Era
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Museum tickets, service costs:
Ticket
(valid for the temporary exhibitions, the permanent exhibition is not included )
1000 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for adults
2000 HUF
Group ticket for adults
(from over 20 people)
1500 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for students
(EU citizens from the age of 2 to 26 or with ISIC Card )
1000 HUF
Group ticket for students
(from over 20 people)
800 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for pensioners
(EU citizens from the age of 62 to 70)
1000 HUF
Group ticket for pensioners
(from over 20 people)
800 HUF
/ capita
Supplementary fee
(valid for the temporary exhibitions, extra ticket for the permanent exhibition )
500 HUF
/ capita
Group guide
(max. 30 people)
6000 HUF
Group guide
(2 groups, max. 60 people)
8000 HUF
Group guide
(max. 30 people)
8000 HUF
Group guide
(2 groups, max. 60 people)
15000 HUF
Audio guide
(in English, German)
1500 HUF
Walking through the halls named after the periods exhibited within them, one can get acquainted, in chronological order, first with the terror of the Hungarian nazi and then the communist regime.
The dress room (for "changing clothes")
The exhibition entitled Double Occupation presents Hungary's two subsequent occupations. In one side of the room, Hungary can be seen under Nazi German occupation, in the other, under Soviet rule. After 1945, when Rákosi and the communists trained in Moscow returned home, the Hungarian Communist Party's membership was minimal, and so a number of the so-called small-time Arrow-cross people of the previous regime also had to be accepted in order to grow. The room also tries to present that all layers of society "changed their clothes" and entered into a new world.

This hall is aimed at presenting the roughest period of communism in Hungary. The monitors show excerpts from 50s news programmes. Placing the headphones on our heads, we can hear political speeches from major communist leaders of the era (Farkas, Révai, Gerő.) Behind the fancy curtains, we can find tapping devices from the time.

The Torture Chamber is the only room that was preserved in its original form. At the time, it was referred to as the gym. On the wall we can see special instruments of torture: rod with nails, lead-headed bamboo stick, Arrow-cross bamboo rod, stick covered in leather with a lead spring.

In the room of Gábor Péter the victims report on the interrogation methods of the ÁVH (State Security Authority) and we can also find out how the system gobbled up its own children.

The HALL OF THE 1956 REVOLUTION recalls the events of the 1956 revolution and raises a monument to the memory of the Hungarian heroes who fell in the course of the combats.

Hundreds of thousands of people left Hungary at the time of dictatorship. It is their postcards that cover the walls of this hall.

In the HALL OF TEARS we can read the names of those who were executed for political reasons between 1945 and 1967.

The FAREWELL room ends up the exhibition. Here we can see documentaries on the mass demonstrations of 1989 and the last Soviet troops leaving Hungary.