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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Interesting exhibits - but only for Romanian-speaking toursits

The museum is divided into three main stages. Exhibition 1 including coins, weapons and tools in the ground floor, exhibition 2 with roman buildings and a replica? of a roman... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a great museum that will let you see a big variety of animal species in a big enough museum that it is very clean and well located! The ticket is only 20 Leu and it is worth all of them! At last, you can enter the souvenir shop and buy cheap but well-made things! I think that only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is divided into three main stages. Exhibition 1 including coins, weapons and tools in the ground floor, exhibition 2 with roman buildings and a replica? of a roman victory column and an exhibition of golden jewelery, crowns and more in the cellar. That all would be quite interesting, but unfortunately there are only very limited english explanations for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a few levels and not much to see. Did it in 20 minutes....would've been 10 minutes if didn't have a pram to take up and down steps as there was no ramps or lifts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

interesting museum . good collection of gold jewellry coins, closed on mon and tues, could do with more info about items in English write up should be a bit more visuable, good Photos about romanian recent history , huge potential for Tourism in future , we liked it

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Corina N, Curator at The National History Museum of Romania (Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei), responded to this review

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I see some reviwers saying it was 25 lei and didnt have english texts i can say that has changed. I went today it cost me 7 lei to get in, about 2 euros, and they had english translations for 90% of it and a lot to see. Traians column is a must see, whilst struck by sadness that it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We went here just to photograph the Trajan and She Wolf statue that stands proud on the steps to the museum. I love that they chose to put the statue here, an icon on such a grand historic building. It is worth going to see the building, entrance and statue alone but i cannot comment on the interior as did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The museum was undergoing renovation during my visit, so my impression may be inaccurate. From what I saw, the centerpiece was a replica of Trajan's column in Rome that marks the conquest of what we now call Romania. Otherwise, it offers a standard assortment of artifacts from ancient and more modern times without really weaving a story about Romania. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Great historical pieces...the thesaurus and the Traian's column replica...not expensive (only 1.5 euro entrance fee and free entrance for kids younger than 7)...but the Romanian history is much more complex than just this 2 exhibits... Monday and Tuesday the museum is closed...

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Corina N, Curator at The National History Museum of Romania (Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei), responded to this review

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Stopped here and spent a few hours viewing the history of Romania. Was nice to see and look to see how many different cultrues made Romania into what it is today.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Let's just say the lady in the ticket office won't be winning any smiley face awards. Other than that the museum was superb. Entry was minimal with no extra fee for photography and the museum is well laid out with most of the info in English too. It was nice to see the panels from Trajans Column so you could... More 

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Corina N, Curator at The National History Museum of Romania (Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei), responded to this review

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