House of Terror Museum

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7 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.  Full review →



This museum sets out to expose the ways and means of two 20th-century systems of oppression that held sway here—right here.



The most controversial museum in post-communist Hungary was established at great cost, with the support of the center-right government in power from 1998 to 2002. Full review →


Frommer's 34

You will have to brace yourself before going into this historical building. Also bring your reading glasses; all of the information in English is on copious sheets of paper in each room. Full review →


Let's Go

The cold, ominous exterior is only a warning of what lies inside the museum on fascism and communism in Hungary that once served as the headquarters of the Hungarian Nazis. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The headquarters of the dreaded secret police have now been turned into the Terror House, a museum focusing on the crimes and atrocities of Hungary's fascist and Stalinist regimes. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

This building is not only a museum, but a vivid reminder of two tragic periods in Hungary's history.

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