Muzeu Historik Kombetar
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Anna S
Washington DC, DC358 contributions
Apr 2022
Huge collection, very detailed presentation of history. Some of the halls more interesting than the others, or if I put it in a different way - almost everybody will find some interesting exhibits to explore.. whether you are fond of Roman or Byzantine history, or fancy knights battles, you'll find it there. The top floor presents a detailed display of the Communist era, which off course is interesting, however English translations of the documents, posters, banners, etc. would have highly add to the tourist's experience. I suggest that you decide which halls you want to consternate on and skip the others, as attempting to cover the entire museum can be very tiring
Written May 10, 2022
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65Zafer
Istanbul, Turkey294 contributions
Aug 2022
It's one of the very accessible museums just in the centre of the city. There is a massive collection of antic eras. However, when it comes to recent times (modern era) I have to say that it is very patriotic and I felt that we are under a propaganda storm. I don't know why, but the museum even rejected some periods in their recent history or shows a bad attitude towards that era. This has reduced my grade for the museum.
Written September 2, 2022
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Ermest S
Durres, Albania25 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Feel so bad about this museum .
Really. If they change some things like the interpretation,new ideas or something similar it would be a very interesting one.
They have the potential to do it and i hope they will do it soon.
About the pros of this museum is that it has many pavilions for different ages and eras of our country history.
Everything explained in a nice way.
Also the staff very friendly and helpful!
Written November 9, 2022
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127Fred
London, UK581 contributions
Mar 2020
The mosaic in front tells the whole: some communist-style iconography, making a hero out of the average citizen, worker and partisan ready to fight, in all the futility any hopeless action can bring. The building does not display a contradictory message, with its large halls.

The organisation of the artefacts, the labelling and most other aspects need quite a thorough review and reform.

The museum officially opens at 10 a.m. However, yours truly, coming up at 10:02 a.m., created quite a stir: it looked like a happening (a marketing event in which a seemingly impromptu drama unfolds, aimed at getting through a marketing message), or for that matter a non-happening. The security person was late, hence could not open the door. The keepers were not yet ready to work. The toilet cleaner had forgotten to do the job the last night. The entrance door could not properly open. The ticket machine was not starting up. The ticket printer needed some ink. Etc. We finally got through at 10:23 a.m., when our sense of humour was ready for the announced failure. In the process as well as in many aspects in this country, the iron curtain has failed to fall down, and it showed.

The displays are rich in national pride, but the rest is made on the cheap. Probably little has changed since the 1990s, bar the adding of a hall depicting some of the human right abuses in the Hoxja (communist) period.
Written March 15, 2020
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Faithalicious_x
London, UK625 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I don’t think it’s worth the time of visiting this museum - both Bunk’Art and House of leaves are better. The information and artefacts presented aren’t very interesting and the museum doesn’t flow very well. For a better sense of Albanian history I’d recommend going on a walking tour instead.

Tickets were 500 LEK. There were toilets and ramps on the ground floor but there were only stairs to get to the higher floors.
Written September 14, 2021
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,526 contributions
Aug 2021
There was a lot more English translations in this museum than I had expected- I felt that I learned a lot about the ancient history of Albania, and they have an impressive range of artifacts.

I would have been fascinated by the upper floors as they dealt with the creation of Albania as a modern nation. Unfortunately there was much much less English here (and the little there was, could be poor)- I presume that more English will be added one day.

Great location right on Skanderbeg square too.
Written September 20, 2021
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Ulf J
10 contributions
Jun 2022
Like many other national history museums, this one is very patriotic. Besides from that, it is informative. The history shown is mainly poltical leaders and warriors. It shows very little of the life of ordinary people.
Written June 10, 2022
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Annette F
Miami637 contributions
Oct 2022
Right on Skanderbeg Square, the National History Museum is worth a visit. Be prepared to climb lots of stairs. The exhibits, especially the archeology, are engaging. More recent exhibits are missing bilingual labels. But it's still worth the time.
Written October 24, 2022
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Regis F
35 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Even though it looks closed, it is open, you have to go to its back to enter. Contrarily to what has been said in previous comments, it now does have air-conditioning, but now one entrance costs 500 leke instead of 200 leke. No credit card.
Written June 22, 2021
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Courtney C
San Diego, CA92 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Museum was ok - it was sweltering hot and there either wasn’t air conditioning or it was very weak. There was a lovely collection of Greek and Roman statues on the bottom floor that was great. There wasn’t too much explanation in English for things. We didn’t stay too long but it was nice to see.
Written August 9, 2021
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