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The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum (Hungarian: Sziklakórház Atombunker Múzeum) is the name given to a hospital created in the caverns under Buda Castle in Budapest in the 1930s, in preparation for the Second World War..
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Dope dope dope. I myself am not into visiting museums or whatsoever but this was different .the guides were enthusiastic and passionate. knowledgeable as well. Love every second of it. Unfortunately taking photos is forbidden. The message that the visit delivered is deep and priceless, totallly worth the visit. The story behind it is sad there are pictures that some people might find distressing and disturbing but you’re warned beforehand.
Absolutely fantastic exhibit, our guide Nori was very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about the subject of the museum! The museum it's self is a wonderful display of world and local history with exhibits documenting the hospital from WW2 through to the Hungarian rebellion against the USSR and even to it's use as a proposed nuclear bunker! If you are in Budapest this is well worth the trip as it honestly is a fantastic exhibition with a clear and good message
Great experience, especially if you don't like the typical museums. A tour of an hour long, starting with a short, introductory movie, followed by a walk with a guide - our guide, Nori, was very passionate and had a great knowledge. The temporary exhibition on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (included in a tour) is very moving and of strong message - I definitely recommend seeing it.
Good attraction for those who don't like typical museums (like me). A bit of Hungarian history showed in a different way. Wax figures but all equipment is original. The tour lasts 1 hr with a tour guide. The gift shop could be better supplied. Tickets cost 4000 Hungarian forints (around 11 pounds), half price if you're 6-25 year old. Under 6 year old are not allowed and it's not recommend for children under 12 what I agree with
A great experience and well worth doing. The young man we had as a guide spoke good English (and French to a family that had a question) and was enthusiastic which makes such a difference. While being a novel place to visit they really cover a number of dark times in recent history which it’s important to understand so we don’t repeat them. The tours as often full so you may need to wait or come back at a specific time. Check if you have any of the tourist discount books as these are honoured.
A great experience full of unexpected bits of information. Would suit most people. Really informative guides, in various languages. Price includes, 50min (approx.) guided tour and a good introductory video. Not the best for people with difficulties walking or wheelchair users. Teacher are able to gain free evidence with evidence. This is a rare find and definitely worth while.
Brilliant experience. The hospital has lots of authentic equipment and is set up with wax figures to recreate the feel of the hospital during the second World War. Normally, the words wax figures would not attract me but this experience is genuinely humbling. The nuclear bunker is presented in an interesting and thought provokingly different way. It is very thought provoking and informative. The whole experience is well worth the entrance fee and was a highlight of our trip to Budapest. Recommended without reservation
What a standout museum! Shows the setup in the bunker hospital during wartimes. Wax figures add significant realism to the displays. The tour guide was quite animated and did a great job throughout the tour. Great value and informative. Our only complaint is that the tour seems a little short, and some more time along the day would be great. We would count this as a do-not-miss in beautiful Budapest :-)
Lovely museum overall, the waxworks are amazing and the place is magical. You need to see this when you visit the Castle area, a bit off the beaten path. The only thing I didn't really understand is why half the tour was about the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki when it had little to none to do with the history of the bunker hospital. I would've like to hear more interesting stories about the hospital itself. The tour guide girl also spoke poor English and seemed like she just want to get out of there as we were the last group that day
A great tour as others have said. The first part is about the conversion of limestone caves known since the middle ages into a fully functioning underground hospital for use in times of war. The guides tell you how the hospital was used for real twice. The first time in the siege of Budapest in 1945, protected from shelling but overcrowded, too hot and with water cut off. Bandages were re-used and more people died from infection than from their wounds. The second time was in the 1956 uprising. The second part of the tour was the nuclear bunker, sobering. Well worth a visit. The guide presented difficult subjects candidly, very well done.
Fantastic piece of Hungarian history. I was a little dubious when my partner said she wanted to do the tour. As a typical Scotsman I didn't want to part with my money but in under the thumb. I swallowed my pride and paid up! It was a great history lesson and a good insight into the necessary needs of the people during the wars. If you want something g a little different and educational, then no doubt you will enjoy this underground tour.
This is an awesome little stop that is well worth doing. It is off the main area a little bit, but still very close. The hospital is much bigger than you'd expect and it is has many period tools. It is setup with wax figures to give you a feel of what each area was uses for. It is a guided tour that talks about the cave s origin, the hospitals evolution, and impacts of war. Depending on your personal views, some may not like the end of the tour as much, but regardless, I think all will appreciate the tour, and will love seeing the this hospital. At worse case, it is a way to take an hour break out of the sun and cool off.
An interesting experience. As you walk through the confinded spaces, you see recreations of the place's different uses through history. Most were related to several wars. The effect is to give a realistic sense of what it must have been like. The final use was as a nuclear shelter, and the final exhibits make one wish we really didn't need to worry about that anymore.. would have given 5 stars but I was very disappointed to find out after the tour started that I was not allowed to take pictures..