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Budapest History Museum

Budapest History Museum (7)

Also known as the ´Castle Museum`, this museum of the city’s history contains archives that cover the two-thousand years of Budapest’s existence and has been located in the east wing of the palace since 1968.

The museum comprises of three floors. Underground you will find a plaster model of ´Castle Hill` and a tiny drawing of the original gothic palace exactly how it is believed to have looked. In addition, from this area you can get to the palace’s lodging quarters dating back to the 15th century and three arched halls from the 14th: the Gothic Room, the Royal Cellar and the Chapel of the Tower.

Moving on, on the lower floor you will find an exhibition called ´Budapest in the Middle Age`, while the first floor is dedicated to ´Budapest in Modern Times` and narrates the city’s history from the expulsion of the Ottomans to Hungary’s entry into the European Union. Lastly, if you go up to the second floor you will find a display of Budapest’s history from Prehistoric times to the 6th Century, when the Avars arrived in the city.

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