House of Terror Museum

The House of Terror Museum is a one of its kind monument to the memory of those held captive, tortured and killed in this building. Learn about the shocking atrocities carried out during the fascist and communist regimes and gain insight into the previously unspoken secrets of Hungary's history.
from
HUF 1,500
per person
About this activity
  • Opening hours
    Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Experience
Highlights
  • Learn about how everyday life was organised under the terror of the Communist secret police
  • See the main interrogation and torture chambers of the building eg. the wet cell and the fox hole
  • Hall of Tears commemorating all of the victims of the building
  • Audio guides are available in English, German, Spanish, Russian, French, and Italian for 1500 HUF/person
Full description
The museum gives an overview of the repressive regimes that ruled Hungary: first the Nazi Arrow Cross Party (from October 1944 to May 1945), followed by the communist regime, under whose influence many Jews, gypsies and other minority groups were deported to concentration camps. The museum itself is housed in the building which was the headquarters of the Arrow Cross Party.
Following the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, some of the former cells and interrogation rooms were reconstructed. To make the experience even more immersive, photographs, film images, light and sound effects show the horrors that took place in this house.
Meeting point
Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062
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