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Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

1012 Lovas út 4/c.

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The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum (in Hungarian: Sziklakórház) is located under the Castle Hill in a natural cave system. The Hospital in Rock was constructed between 1941 and 1943, and served as a healthcare institution twice in its history. First, between 1944 and 1945 during the Siege of Budapest (in the course of WW II), and second, during the Hungarian Revolution against the oppressing Soviet Regime in 1956. Both times the hospital welcomed and treated anyone who needed help regardless of the incoming person’s age, gender, race or ethnicity. In 1950 the facility was classified, and between 1958 and 1962 it was converted into a nuclear-safe shelter as a result of which it was a top-secret institution until 2002.

The museum’s gates were opened before the public in 2007 for the first time at the Night of Museums, and after some inevitable renovation and reconstruction works the museum has been open since 2008. Those who visit the Hospital in the Rock can get acquainted with Hungary’s history during WW II as well as the past of the Hospital in the Rock, the development of combat casualty care, the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and can get an insight into the real threat and devastating power of nuclear warheads from the past up until now. Due to the thematic structure and vivid presentation of the museum visiting is not allowed under 6 years of age, children between 6 and 12 years need parental/adult agreement and supervision. The museum is open every day all year round. English guided programs depart every hour on the hour. Last entry is at 7 pm.

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Monday 10:00 - 20:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00

Thursday 10:00 - 20:00

Friday 10:00 - 20:00

Saturday 10:00 - 20:00

Sunday 10:00 - 20:00