Museum of Military History (Hadtorteneti Muzeum), Budapest

3.8
#18 of 94 in Museums in Budapest
Take a tour through the volatile history of wars and struggles for independence at Museum of Military History (Hadtorteneti Muzeum). Located inside 19th-century army barracks, the museum hosts a large display of authentic weapons, uniforms, and military memorabilia. Learn about Hungary's military involvements ranging from the Revolution of 1848 through two world wars to the revolution against the Soviet dominance of 1956. In addition to the arms, clothes, and equipment, you'll see a collection of war propaganda materials, such as posters and pamphlets. World War II enthusiasts and researchers are given the rare opportunity to see the conflict from the Axis side at this museum. Guided tours in English and German are available at an additional cost. Use our Budapest trip planning app to arrange your visit to Museum of Military History (Hadtorteneti Muzeum) and other attractions in Budapest.
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  • We took two hours walk in the museum. If you like guns there is lot of interesting pieces ti see, don’t miss it. Although I expected older war items (like medieval or Roman period), but there is none.  more »
  • This is a very interesting museum for history lovers. It follows the military history of Austria-Hungary and later Hungary starting around 1815 on up to 1956 events. A thing to remember BEFORE going t...  more »
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  • An impressive collection of Hungarian wartools. Nicely documented, audio guide System would be nice - but not available. Do not miss the guided Tour at 3pm to see and touch historic swords, guns and where else can you hold an AK47 in your hand? After all enjoy the great inner garden and sorrounding areas to see a nice old tank, canons or other heavy war equipment. Finally - lets hope these things will for ever remain at the museum and never get needed to be used in Europe or global again...
  • Nice military history museum. Well organised and which offers an interesting array of pieces from the XIX century onwards. The only glitch is to buy books in the museum shop, subject to an awkward procedure. All in all, the visit is a nice experience, made better by its excellent and very kind personnel.
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