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Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum (Sziklakórház Atombunker Múzeum) Tours

Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum (Sziklakórház Atombunker Múzeum)
Overview
Deep in the rock beneath Buda Castle, this former hospital played a central role in both the Siege of Budapest and the Hungarian Uprising, before being repurposed as a nuclear bunker during the early Cold War. Today, the Hospital in the Rock functions as a museum, offering insight into the hidden history of Hungary’s capital.

The Basics

The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum (Sziklakórház Atombunker Múzeum) is a common stop on Budapest tours, often checked off with its Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion neighbors. The hospital’s interior can be accessed only with a museum guide. Some multi-attraction packages, such as certain hop-on hop-off tours, include discounted entry to the museum, helping to optimize your vacation time and budget.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum’s machinery section isn’t accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Guests with disabilities and a companion can enter for a heavily reduced fee.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of the war-related exhibitions, kids under age 6 aren’t allowed, and those under age 12 require adult supervision.
  • Photography and videography are strictly prohibited.
How to Get There
Situated in the caves below Buda Hill, the museum can be reached via elevator or steps directly from Buda Castle. Bus 16 stops nearby, as do regular hop-on hop-off services. If you’re going without a guide, make sure you have a map, as the entrance can be tricky to locate.

When to Get There

The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is typically open daily (except public holidays). English-language tours usually take place every hour, on the hour—going up to every half hour during the May-to-October peak season. The museum participates in Budapest’s Night of Museums initiative, when cultural institutions open after dark on Midsummer’s Eve.

Budapest Card

If you’ll be doing a lot of city sightseeing, consider snagging a Budapest Card—a pass that includes free or discounted entry to most of Budapest’s top attractions, as well as unlimited use of public transit, free walking tours, and all sorts of deals. Choose from 24-, 48-, and 72-hour validity periods to suit your schedule, and easily experience all the city has to offer.

Address: I. Lovas út 4/c, Budapest, Central Hungary 1012, Hungary
Admission: 4,000 Ft
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