Budapest Travel Guide

House of Terror

House of Terror

(Terror Háza)

Having survived two terror regimes, it was felt that the time had come for Hungary to erect a fitting memorial to the victims, and at the same time to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times.

In December 2000 ˝The Public Foundation for the Research of Central and East European History and Society ˝ purchased the building with the aim of establishing a museum in order to present these two bloody periods of Hungarian history.

Opened on February 24th, 2002 at 5 pm, the House of Terror Museum – the only one of its kind – is a monument to the memory of those held captive, tortured and killed in this building. The Museum, while presenting the horrors in a tangible way, also intends to make people understand that the sacrifice for freedom was not in vain.


Temporary Exhibitions

  • Hungarian Tragedy – 1945
  • Hungarian Tragedy – 1944
  • Iniquity – children in the Holocaust
  • A humanitarian amid inhumanity – Raoul Wallenberg memorial exhibition
  • ˝The real 1984˝
  • Áron Márton memorial exhibition
  • The network – the world of secret agents in Hungary
  • Paneuropean Picnic

Ticket prices: 1500 / 750 HUF
Group admission fees: 1200 HUF/visitor (for groups of min. 20 person); 600 HUF/retired or student visitor (for groups of min. 20 person)

The House of Terror (Terror Háza)

Address: 1062 Budapest VI., Andrássy út 60.
Open: 10.00-18.00 (Tue-Fri), 10.00-19.30 (Sat-Sun)
How to get here: Metro line 1 to Vörösmarty utca station or tram 4 or 6 to Oktogon
Phone: +36 (1) 374-2600, +36 (1) 374-2650


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