Skip-the-line escorted entrance ticket to the House of Terror in Budapest
Attractions & guided tours

Skip-the-line escorted entrance ticket to the House of Terror in Budapest

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the former headquarters of the Communist State Security Office, established on the model of Soviet KGB
  • Take a shocking walk inside the building
  • Learn about the dark and cruel atrocities carried out here against thousands of Hungarian political prisoners
What to expect

This product is a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the House of terror. An English-speaking tour guide will wait for you in front of the building and give you your ticket.

The House of Terror was built in memory of the victims of the fascist and communist dictatorships in Hungary. Learn more about the dark events that took place here at the helm of the Hungarian secret police. Gain a better understanding from Hungary's complex political background through the exhibits focusing on the brutality of Communist dictatorship in the 1950s.

The building was once the seat of AVO (State Protection Authority). See the main interrogation and torture chamber of the building, which remained untouched since the 1950s despite the multiple reconstructions of the building. See many documents of the life and economy of the period: the food quota ticket system, the practice of compulsory deliveries and terror against the peasantry. The exhibition leads you to the office room of the dreaded director of the State Protection Authority, with his original desk restored. Go through the "Justice room" to see the process of politically organised show trials against people who were declared enemies of the regime.

The last part of the exhibition is about the 1956 national revolution against Soviet occupation and Communist rule, and its consequences, the retaliation and mass emigration. Finally, you will see the Hall of Tears commemorating all of the victims, the Perpetrators' Wall and a memorial of the Soviet troops leaving Hungary in 1991.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Entry to the House of Terror Museum
    • Guided tour in English with a professional local tour guide
    Reduced price
    • Infants (age 0-6): free
    Where

    Budapest, Andrássy út 60, 1062 Hungary

    Meeting point:
    Your tour guide will wait for you at the ticket office with the sign "ESCORTED ENTRANCE". If the line is long at the ticket office, the tour guide will stay a few meters away from the crowd so as to be seen better.
    What to remember
    • COVID safety information: The tour guide will wear a protective mask if required by travellers. If there is crowd at the elevators it is recommended to keep bigger social distances.
    • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 participants
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    When
    • The meeting time for receiving the tickets is at 10:15 am
    • The House of Terror is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm
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    Provider
    Tourist Angel Smc
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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