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

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Address: Calea Victoriei 12 | Sector 3, Bucharest 030026, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 315 8207
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The National History Museum of Romania is one of the emblematic...

The National History Museum of Romania is one of the emblematic institutions of Romanian culture. The museum is housed in a historic building located in the old city center of Bucharest. The museum has a rich heritage that increases every year, organized into many outstanding collections. In the Historical Treasure hall are displayed items - some of them unique - made of metals and gems belonging to civilizations that inhabited, over time, the current territory of our country, or depicting events and the activity of historical figures from past times. The permanent exhibition in the Lapidarium is set up in a building especially erected so that it could house a full-scale copy of the basis of Trajan's Column and copies of the scenes represented on this extraordinary monument of Antiquity, but also epigraphic and architectural monuments dating from the Antique period and Middle Ages, all organized in a chronological pattern. Thus, civil monuments are shown (documents, decrees, and honorary monuments), religious ones too (funerary and votive monuments), sculpture and decorative and architectural elements. Given its collections, The National History Museum of Romania owns an extremely valuable supply of mobile heritage goods showing all the significant periods of the Romanian people's history and of ancient civilizations that inhabited the current territory of Romania. As a leading institution in the Romanian cultural landscape, the museum currently presents to the public two major permanent exhibitions - Historical Treasure and Lapidarium-The Copy of the Trajan's Column - and other temporary exhibitions with various topics, held in the Central Hall.

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Impressive exhibits includes treasures that rival England's Crown Jewels

Romania's history comes to life in the Museum. What we found most interesting was the huge exhibit of Roman Emperor Trajan's Column and the valuable treasure hall that included... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rob S
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Romania's history comes to life in the Museum. What we found most interesting was the huge exhibit of Roman Emperor Trajan's Column and the valuable treasure hall that included not only crown jewels but also treasures of millennia past. A nice museum!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there hoping to see much much more than what is inside. Only the treasure room has english translation. All about the national history is in rumenian, so it's not easy to get details about the country :( A copy with details of the Colonna of Traiano is there...but this should be a Rumenian and not Roman museum... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Then it's excellent. Otherwise; Don't bother; Speak truly with the habitants and get an actual view instead.

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Aachen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasteless. Dirty. Chaotic. No English text. For Bucharest standards expensive entry, 25 lei. No history to see or to learn about. Staff incompetent.

1 Thank 3HW
Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Last time I visited this museum was more than 15 years ago.A few days ago I decided to make another visit,with a much more advanced photo camera and with much older and "wiser" eyes.What a disappointment...if at the last time visit I saw a extremely interesting museum,where I spent about 6 hours to see all,a 5 star museum,now all you... More 

1 Thank zuv
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The museum is under renovation so most of the collection was not available. There was a large and interesting display, including actual artifacts and reconstructions, of the paleolithic excavations from the vicinity of Sultana. Unfortunately all the information signs were in Romanian only, so if you do not have a working knowledge of a Romance language, you're lost (I speak... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This Museum contains collections of Romanian Life. It holds a house, part of a reconstructed chuch, plenty of Romanian clothes. It is a stop on The Hop on Hop off bus. It is only about $4 to get into, well worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you like to know about history, there are alote of museum, but this is one of the big museum. Also other city are beautiful to be visited. Sighisoara, Timisoara, Brasov, there are so many wonderful places then I will not have space to write them. Simple I just love it, and I m going again on the 26 September... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

For 6 lei, how can you not? A pathway though Romanian history. Not to mention how close it is to Old Town, a trip here then a stop at a pub for a drink makes for a perfect afternoon in Bucharest. Have a peak at the bricks in the concourse...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Did not learn much as virtually all text is only in Romania. Nothing on history of the last century... Overall disappointing for 25 lei..

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