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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 #35 of 88 Attractions in Bucharest
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Highlights of the country's development and rich history from prehistoric times to the contemporary age.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Nice museum, you can find a short summary of Romanian history through historical maps, clothes and jewelry, swords, a replica of Traian Column from Rome, and cheep tickets also.

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Portland, Oregon
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17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I thought this museum was the best attraction in Bucharest. On the main floor were period costumes that were very well presented. On the next level down was the Trajan's Column exhibit which showed numerous scenes of the conquest of the Dacians by the Romans. The final exhibit we saw was the jewelry exhibit. THIS WAS FABULOUS!!! The exhibit started... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I enjoyed the area with ancient stones and columns, , and the gold and jewels collection was frankly outstanding. I also appreciated the opportunity to purchase some books from the gift shop near the entrance. Staff was friendly and there were many young students in attendance with their schools. It seems as though this building is in transition, or possibly... More

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Mainz, Germany
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There is definitely history in this museum, but it is limited. It looks like they are working on new exhibits in the entry way so maybe that will improve things. The two main exhibits in the museum are the Trajan's Column and the treasures collection. The column is awe inspiring, but the treasures are disappointing. There is so much more... More

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Ludington, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
55 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Our time was limited so we visited the replica of the large Roman column and walked around a few stones, then went to the gold display in another area of the basement. The gold display contains some items that were found by chance around Hungary by a variety of people (farmers, archaeologists). Many of the early artifacts were Goth and... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I visited MNIR as a child many years ago and I have very vivid memories. Maybe the name is misleading? The Good: Trajan's Column is the permanent exhibition and it takes a good part of the floor. You get to see why Romanians consider themselves proud descendants of a great emperor. Not to be missed is the National Historical Treasures... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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67 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The museum has three things to see so it depends on your interest. The Column of Trajan as a Roman history fan was very interesting and seeing in Darcia made it more special. The Romanian Treasure was an excellent collection of fine pieces from the ancient world up to the Royal crown The collection of clothing was less interesting but... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The name of this museum, as other users have already said, is kind of misleading. I had expected a big exhibition including also newer Romanian history, e.g. royal Romania. However, the permanent exhibtion only seems to consist of the Traian column which did not catch my interest at all and a quite big collection of gold. Also there's a temporary... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

The exhibit on Trajan's Column is a must see! Having seen both sets of the castes of the Column in Rome and the V&A in London, the set in Bucharest are by far the best displayed. There is a plethora of information available about the history of the column and the Column itself. I would also advise a visit to... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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