House of Terror was opened February 24, 2002, and serves as a monument to the memory of those who were imprisoned, tortured and killed in the building where now the museum is. The goal of the museum is to show people that the struggle for liberation was not in vain, and that the war against both communism and Nazism ended with the victory.
House of Terror has exhibitions in the basement, on the ground floor, the first and second floor. Each floor has special things to show. The permanent exhibition shows in chronological order parts of what happened under Nazism and communism. The most brutal part of the exhibition is in the basement where you can see the room where people were tortured.
In the basement you can also see an exhibition about the revolution in 1956.