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We kindly inform our visitors about the opening hours:
- 5th April - Opened (10.00-18.00)
- 6th April – Closed


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. Dr. Mária Schmidt is the Director-General of the House of Terror Museum, which was completed in February 2002.


  House of Terror Museum

The European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes 

Memorial ceremony and candle lighting

Time: 9.00 – 9.30 a.m. 23 August 2012
Venue: House of Terror Museum

This year the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of the Totalitarian Regimes is held in Budapest. The official memorial ceremony of the Government of Hungary will commence at 9.00 a.m. at the House of Terror Museum. The event will be attended by state dignitaries, the ministers of justice of European countries, members of the diplomatic corps, members of the European Parliament and other invited guests.

International Conference „Confronting the Past”

Time: 10.45 a.m. 23 August 2012
Venue: House of Parliament, Budapest

At the conference the ministers of justice of different EU countries will talk about how their country began to face their totalitarian past, what changes have been made to the legal system, and how the society could adopt to a new political system. The delegates of the remembrance institutes will share their comments regarding the establishment of a museum paying tribute to the victims of totalitarian regimes. The discussion will be hosted by Mária Schmidt, General Director of the House of Terror Museum. The discussion will be attended by the heads of memory institutes, ministers of justice and state secretaries.


Dear Visitor! 

We would like to draw your attention that our temporary exhibition “Because you were Hungarian, that’s why! – Hungarian Tragedy 1944-1945” can be visited until January 15, 2012.

Dear Visitors 

The House of Terror Museum would like to inform you of changes in its admission pricing that will take effect on January 1, 2012.

Full price ticket: 2.000 HUF
Discount price tickets: 1.000 HUF
(for citizens of EEA - European Economic Area - between 6-26 and 62-70 years)
(with international student card between 6-26)

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