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The National History Museum of Romania (Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei)

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Address: Cale Victoriei 12 | Sector 3, Bucharest 030026, Romania
Phone Number: +40 21 315 8207
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The National History Museum of Romania is one of the emblematic...

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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The National History Museum of Romania

The museum contains a complete copy of the sculptures depicting the conquering of romania by emperor Trajan that are on Trajans column in Rome. There are various ancient pieces on... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum contains a complete copy of the sculptures depicting the conquering of romania by emperor Trajan that are on Trajans column in Rome. There are various ancient pieces on the main floor. The lower floor contains the crown jewels and various other artifacts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is not a must-see if you don't have time but if you have, it has some things that are worth having a look. The exhibition on WWI and the replica of the tower constructed once upon a time by Roman emperor Trajan are interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a permanent exhibition - this consists of a large replica Roman column that stood in the centre of Bucharesti and the Treasury - an impressive collection of royal crowns and historical gold and jewels. Most labelling is in English. Far more interesting is the temporary exhibition on Romania in WW1, a little known theatre of war to us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really pretty building from the outside. However, maybe is better to stop it there. The museum inside is not really interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK to get to have a tour you need to know Romanian language, and I hope they will realize and address also to the foreign tourists. But it is a very interesting dive in Romanian history. Some of the exhibitions - the most interesting ones - are also in English and this is very good. The entrance fee is amazingly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the museum. My favourite part was the war exhibition which was great. The royal families jewels were very cool as well. It was hard as there was no English tours which made it hard to get a real feel of the history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I would jave given this 3 out of 5 but the war exhibit really excelled. Learned loads about Romanian involvement and was in good English. Also worth a visit to see the crown jewels and other jewelery discoveries over the years.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

It's only for 2€ you can view it all within an hour I went because it was raining outside and it was near where I was staying I kinda enjoyed it but not so much!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The Museum was situated right opposite to CEC along Victory Street. There were quite a lot of exhibits particularly at the basement level with the copy of Trajan"s column and the permanent displays of Romanian Crown Jewels. If you have time, do come to visit the museum at leisure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Attractive exhibits and especially the basement is really great. It has all the ancient Romanian gold displayed. There is also a new exhibition concerned to the world war. It's really attractive and the entrance fee is 7 lei so it's money worthy to take a look.

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