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The History Museum

Piata Muzeului 1, Sighisoara, Romania
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Sighisoara
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 10, 2014
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Craiova, Romania
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Plus a scenic view from the top - totally worth the low entrance fee ! You also get a good taste of the local medicine down through time !

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I am fond of old furniture, which transport me to older times. Besides, the view from the balcony is worth. My favourite - the figures from the clocks!

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Tucson, Arizona
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521 reviews 521 reviews
298 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It is a very tiny museum on 5 levels - the 6th is to see the view from the clock tower. The parquet floor creaks so much you cannot hear yourself talk. This museum has a bit of everything: pharmacy bowls, furniture, tools, pottery, ... be prepared for about 120 steps of narrow winding steps. I don't think the 30... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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328 reviews 328 reviews
220 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

It has a modest collection of stuff including surgical implements and some old tables and a door from the 16th century. Oozing with history itself and the creaky floorboards give it an eerie feel.

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Portland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is on multiple floors of the historic Clock Tower. Very crowded with a lot of people in there, but worth seeing and learning the history of the area.

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Oslo, Norway
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very nice presentation of the history of the town. It has a slight fee, but it's worth it since you also get to see the view of the city from the clock tower which is on top of the museum. The fee isn't very big and you get a lot to see for the money, so it's highly recommended!

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Ancona, Italy
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846 reviews 846 reviews
494 attraction reviews
618 helpful votes 618 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I'd heard there was an exhibition in the museum dedicated to Hermann Oberth, one of the fathers of rocket science, who was born in Sighisoara, but it was closed for lunch. Maybe another time. At least I could see the schoolboys' staircase leading down from the tower, and the house where Dracula was born, a few yards up the street.

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Bucharest, Romania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
80 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Historical Centre and the ‘Down Town’ of Sighisoara are very rich in old and special buildings, where the bond between life of every day with cultural events, present every day in street or buildings, transported this unique place out of time. We can see people in various costumes , from ancient times or this times but other culture, which... More

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Newport, United Kngdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I learned a lot. great exhibits.worth a visit! The views from the tower were amazing! I liked everything. Do take your time on the stairs.

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Modesto, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Buy your tickets to the other two museums (the torture chamber and the armory) from the booth at the History Museum. You get a discount for buying all three at once. You'll do a bit of climbing, since the museum occupies 5 floors, but it's well worth the trouble. Photographs are allowed as long as you buy a pass.

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