House of Terror Museum in Budapest is a monument to the memory of those held captive, tortured, and killed by two ‘dangerous’ regimes that held sway over Hungarians for many years.
The House of Terror helps visitors learn about Hungary during WWII, including Nazi tyranny and the Soviet Communist occupation which followed.
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What to expect at House of Terror
The House of Terror is best explored with a professional guide, who helps discover the horrific events at the head of the Hungarian secret police.
It is spread over four floors – basement, ground, first, and the second floor.
The exhibits show how the powers terrorized ordinary life, recruited their staff, rigged elections, indulged in propaganda, suppressed political opposition, etc.
You will also see the central interrogation and torture cell, which has remained unaltered since the 1950s.
At the “Justice chamber,” you will learn how politically organized show trials sent innocent people to life in jail.
Your heart will go out to the inmates when you see the holding rooms, including a ‘wet cell’ and the ‘fox hole.’
House of Terror tickets
This ticket to the House of Terror in Budapest gives you complete access to all the exhibits on display, including the temporary exhibitions.
Since it is a guided tour, a local expert stays with you throughout the 90 minutes of this experience.
Since this is a skip-the-line Terror House ticket, you can avoid lines at the ticket counter.
You will receive it from your tour guide just before your tour starts.
You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Cost of tickets: 37120 Ft (€100)
How to reach Terror Museum
The House of Terror is at 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 60. Get Directions
It is easily accessible by the Millennium underground (M1) or tram 4 / 6.
Your guide will meet you in front of the building ten minutes before the start of the tour.
You are welcome to enter the building and sit in the cafe or use the restroom if you arrive early, but please be in front of the building at the start time.
In the event of rain, your guide will meet you in the cafe hall inside the building.
House of Terror’s timings
Budapest’s House of Terror Museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm on all days except Monday, when it remains closed.
The ticket office closes at 5.30 pm, and the last entry is half an hour before closure.