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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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The museum is worth to visit but not great at all. The best part is on the lower floor, with an amazing display of gold artifacts from excavations. This is really awesome. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum contains a large collection of gold and silver artefacts dating back to the fifth century BC. It is understandable, but unfortunately, not all exhibits have an English translation. In the will of Queen Mary, who died in July 1938, there was a wish that when she died her heart was to be contained in a silver casket. Look... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum is worth to visit but not great at all. The best part is on the lower floor, with an amazing display of gold artifacts from excavations. This is really awesome. The rest is not very good and particularly not very good displayed. Reproduction of Trajan column is not great either.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was absolutely boring. Small collection, expencive ticket. Collection of royal's family treasures is gorgeous, but it could'd be 90% of all the museum...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This museum should be cited for false advertising! It is not an overview of Romanian history. Instead, there is a very nice collection of jewels and crowns etc., from various periods of Romanian history, albeit with no context; a collection of Roman and other items on display and a temporary exhibit on archeology. That's it. The Treasury exhibit does have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went there hoping to learn more about Romania history. And paid the US$6 equivalent to enter. However, there is little here in general and even less for English speakers. There was an interesting roman column base with the panels chipped out and on display. It tells the story of some conquest and there is some English. However nothing is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

The first part of the exhibition was hard to follow as there were limited write-ups in English so we could not tell exactly what period or if the exhibites were real or replicas. however the Roman tower & gold pieces were fascinating without a great deal of information. For 25lei per adult it was expensive but there were probably better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

With interesting expositions like the Roman monuments, or the Dacian Thesaurus it is an interesting museum to visit. Sometimes it is host to international expositions (e.g. an exposition of Chinese history, including terracotta soldiers). Considering the fact that it is located close to the Old City you can go to lunch / dinner after visiting the museum.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The museum is the happy owner of beautiful remnants of the Roman era, as well as of several artifacts. However, they do a bad job of bringing history to life. There is not really the ambition to tell the story of Romania, it's rather just an exhibition of items.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

In the basesment vault are Romania's national treasures which are worth a look but the rest needs a more dynamic approach to engage the visitor.

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