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National History Museum

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Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
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355 4 22 83 89
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This is only going to appeal to you if you like museums and artifacts etc. I found myself lost for hours. Interesting to look into the history of Albania and the Albanian way of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah1357908
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Tirana, Albania
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is as much of a relic as the artifacts it contains, and that is what makes it interesting. The blurbs (at least the ones that are translated into English) reflect the lens through which Albanians see their own history. This lens is every bit as interesting as any of the artifacts in the Museum. On the other hand,... More 

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Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a trip from the Illyrians and before, to the present with a well set out range of displays and very cheap for only 200 lek

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Killeen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum puts a face on the mostly unknown (in the west) history of one of Europe's most enigmatic nations. If you are able to, I recommend you visit this place on the first day of your visit: It will tie together much of what you will soon experience. This is a world class museum, so come prepared to purchase... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only going to appeal to you if you like museums and artifacts etc. I found myself lost for hours. Interesting to look into the history of Albania and the Albanian way of thinking. You can clearly see the country has been divided into families for years but has one heart! I would have given this a 5 star... More 

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Thank Sarah1357908
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Roman sculptures. Interesting displays of medieval weapons. Worth the low entrance fee. Highlights: Roman statuary, weaponry and artifact of Albania's traumatic history.

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A museum like this is always a good start to reveal the country and learn of its identity. It's centrally located.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Tirana is not a tourist mecca. I found this museum a very nice way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. I knew little of the history of Albania and the visit was quite informative. I read the Encylopaedia Britannica's history of Albania (on my computer) when I got back to my room and that put the exhibits... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Built in the Old Russian style it has many exhibits. Being the National museum it holds much of the country's treasures. Gives a great perspective to first time visitors.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting museum. Huge and imposing stately edifice that towers over Skenderbeg Square, you get a great view of the square from inside. The front of the building is dominated by a huge, beautiful mosaic. Huge array of exhibits of Albanian culture and history and even though not all have English captions, it is still a very worthwhile place to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

An excellent museum. Modern spacious and full of interesting exhibits documenting the history of Albania from ancient times to the present. The only draw back is that few exhibits have translations, although there are some in English, some in German and some in French, but the majority in Albanian only. No doubt as tourism develops in the country this will... More 

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