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Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei

Calea Victoriei 12 | Sector 3, Bucharest 030026, Romania
+40 21 315 8207
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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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Calea Victoriei 12 | Sector 3, Bucharest 030026, Romania
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+40 21 315 8207
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is not going to wow you like the Smithsonian or the Louvre, but it’s a cool little museum and a great value at only 10 lei (about $2.50$). The new World War 1 exhibit has wonderful artifacts and photos from the war to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the Roman artefacts. Some of the treasures were fabulous but the whole museum seemed on a downward path with empty rooms etc. Inconsistent signage led to considerable frustration as there was no explanation as to what one was looking at....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The permanent exhibition downstairs was not too interedting nor informative. Majority of the texts are only awailable in Romanian and the range of objects is very limited. However, the temporary exhibition on Romania in the Great War was very well put togerher, very interesting and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty interesting but the military history was probably the best part. Only cost 20 RON for entry and spent around 1 hr here

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Worth a visit and if you show a passport or drivers license that says you are 65 or older in only costs about $1.50 to visit. Treasury is fabulous with jewelry and crowns some dating back to 4/5 centuries B.C. Interesting exhibit on Trajan Tower...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Some museums give visitors information and tell about country`s history. This museum does not succeed in this: big chunk of the museum concentrates on Trajan`s column from the Roman times. The museum displays the column and its sections and pictures but does not tell anything...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Interesting information to discover. If you call for a reservation a day before you can have a guide to lead you by all the events. Me and my family went alone and discovered by ourselves the museum: interesting facts about World War I, followed by...More

1  Thank Anca V
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

The National History museum had some very interesting exhibits of jewelry and certain religious icons but much of the museum was photographs with explanations. Normally when you visit a museum you expect artifacts and items of historical significance enhanced with photographs, not just banners of...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I visited and upon arrival was met by a gentleman who was rude because I forgot to close the door (basic manners would have been appreciated), despite there being several people behind me. I then went to buy some tickets where the lady was also...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

you whant to visit right and you whant to have someone to guide you :))) ha ha uoi realise that is no one there ! so you pay to see incompetence !

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