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The National History Museum of Romania (Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei)

Calea Victoriei 12, Bucharest, Romania
+40 21 315 8207
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Ranked #56 of 98 attractions in Bucharest
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Type: History Museums
Description: Highlights of the country's development and rich history from prehistoric times to the contemporary age.
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The name of this museum is very misleading. The only things in their are gold pieces, some historical Romanian clothing, and a plaster cast taken from a column in Rome. There is really nothing in there that explains about Romanian history. That being said if you travel to the city of Constanta go to the archeological museum. It goes through... More

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Seattle, Washington
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The highlight of this museum is the Dracian gold, Roman jewelry and Romanian crowns that are located in the basement. Start there and you won't be disappointed as this is one of the largest collection of Dracian gold artifacts in the country. Photos were allowed as long as no flash was used. The golden ceremonial helmets were outstanding in detail... More

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Oxford, England
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279 reviews 279 reviews
160 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I used my City Card here so entrance fee was reduced. The temporary gold exhibition was very good – pick up the comb-bound booklet so you know what you are looking at. This overshadows the Treasures. Kings’ crown and Queen Mary’s emeralds where the best items in the Treasures section. I’m not quite sure why a replica of Trajan column... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

When I visited there was only the Roman exhibit of the column. In itself it was very interesting and I enjoyed the exhibit but the rest of the museum was closed and I was still charged the full price of 25 lei per person! Not worth a visit when there are much better (and cheaper) museums...

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Strongsville, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The museum is adjacent to old town, on one of the main streets, so if you are in the neighborhood, I would recommend a visit. When I visited, the current exhibit was the "Treasures of China" which had numerous items from about 3000 BC. (I understand this section has various "traveling" exhibits throughout the year.) Admission at this time was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

They should have more descriptions in english. Not much to see for 25 lei. Moust western european museums have much more to offer

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Bucharest, Romania
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I went to the museum during the time where it exhibited the "History of China" exposition, which had items from 2000-3000 BC until present from history of China, including several warriors from the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huangdi. The exposition was extraordinary, I'd rate it 5 out of 5 stars, but unfortunately the rest of the museum is not... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

The mueseum misses the opportunity to present Romanias history, and shows very limited exhibition objects. Unbelieviable that so little is explained in English (or any other language)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The only two things you can see here are the Trajan's Column and the Romanian Treasure (whatever is left of it) in a tiny central part of the museum. The rest of the building is closed since 2002 for structural work (!), but you are still charged a full entry price. Romania must be the only country without a History... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

With limited time our visit was mainly confined to the massive cast of Trajan's Column in the Roman Forum. There you need binoculars to see the detail - here, section by section, it is inches from your nose, with captions in English to explain what you are loking at - almost like a strip cartoon with its succession of vivid... More

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