Museum of National History and Archeology

Museum of National History and Archeology

Museum of National History and Archeology
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  • Dragos C
    Bistrita, Romania24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant experience on a rainy day at the sea
    I visited on a rainy day. We couldn't go to the beach, so we thought we'd visit something inland. The choice was a good one. Even the children were impressed and attentive to all the exhibits. What pleasantly surprised me is the exhibition on the first floor with the communist period and the one dedicated to the victims of the Danube-Black Sea Canal.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • GypsyTraveller94
    Washington DC, District of Columbia800 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Unexpected gem in the middle of old town. Very reasonable price an easy walk around three floors of interesting history. Not very accessible if you can’t do stairs. Most plaques have English, but no guide in the museum or audio guides.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • KiwiKerry53
    Wellington, New Zealand4,910 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating insight into Romania's past
    A great introduction to Romania's fascinating past. Lots of national treasures. It was fascinating and I can honestly say I had never seen ancient baby feeding vessels before - looking more like a breast and nipple than the conventional ones I am used to. We were on a tour and and tight schedule, I would have liked to spend more time here.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 13, 2024
  • MN_Walkers
    Minneapolis, Minnesota613 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum; it would have been more informative with more English explanations
    Nice museum, in an interesting building with friendly staff. Ground floor has a striking collection of glass objects from Roman times. First floor has sculptures, pottery, gravestones and funereal items. Second floor has photos and lots of materials on the post-WWII situation in Romania, including the use of prison labor to build the canal from the Danube to the Black Sea. However, while there are extensive English explanations on the ground floor, and some on the first floor, the only explanations on the second floor are in Romanian. We spent about an hour; we could have easily spent twice as long if there were English explanations for the materials on post WWII Romania.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 14, 2024
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GypsyTraveller94
Washington DC, DC800 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Unexpected gem in the middle of old town. Very reasonable price an easy walk around three floors of interesting history. Not very accessible if you can’t do stairs. Most plaques have English, but no guide in the museum or audio guides.
Written October 7, 2023
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Lucian C
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
There are unique artfact from Hamangia and Gumelnița culture and from greek & roman periode. For example Glykon snake is the only one in the world.There also describe other civilization (e.g. sciths)and periode like genovese,turkish..Building has also a very nice arhitecture more then 100years old.There is also a roman mozaique .
Written February 18, 2020
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MN_Walkers
Minneapolis, MN613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nice museum, in an interesting building with friendly staff. Ground floor has a striking collection of glass objects from Roman times. First floor has sculptures, pottery, gravestones and funereal items. Second floor has photos and lots of materials on the post-WWII situation in Romania, including the use of prison labor to build the canal from the Danube to the Black Sea. However, while there are extensive English explanations on the ground floor, and some on the first floor, the only explanations on the second floor are in Romanian. We spent about an hour; we could have easily spent twice as long if there were English explanations for the materials on post WWII Romania.
Written April 14, 2024
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Dragos C
Bistrita, Romania24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I visited on a rainy day. We couldn't go to the beach, so we thought we'd visit something inland. The choice was a good one. Even the children were impressed and attentive to all the exhibits. What pleasantly surprised me is the exhibition on the first floor with the communist period and the one dedicated to the victims of the Danube-Black Sea Canal.
Written August 7, 2023
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
A great introduction to Romania's fascinating past. Lots of national treasures. It was fascinating and I can honestly say I had never seen ancient baby feeding vessels before - looking more like a breast and nipple than the conventional ones I am used to. We were on a tour and and tight schedule, I would have liked to spend more time here.
Written February 14, 2024
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yiannistavridis
Oslo, Norway58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Nice exhibitions of archeological artifacts from the areas long history, even from before the greeks founded their colony Tomis here in Constanta!
3 floors of old fashioned museum in the central square of the city., some English explanations in writing.
A beautiful building which screams for a needed ypgrade and repairs! Lighting is poor and not very professionaly set up.
Written May 6, 2023
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Raluca C
Bucharest, Romania13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Located in a once amazing building which is now in a total state of disrepair. Although its got some pretty valuable pieces their display is the same as when I last visited it some 25 years ago: everything looks dusty and unkept. Also, the exhibits could be better explained. While some have a generic label such as 'objects from X age', others have no label at all. It is really a shame that the potential of the museum isn't fully exploited.
Written March 17, 2019
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wayne m
Greensboro, NC1,138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Fascinating artefacts from the Roman time period. Lovely glass and gold pieces from the Roman era. You need to go to enjoy.
Written September 26, 2019
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trig56
London, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
As a London blue badge guide I’ve got a lot of experience of dreary provincial museums that display a load of old tat as somehow significant. This isn’t one of those. This place has some genuinely inspiring stuff. First of all, there’s the terrific Neolithic sculptures of the thinker and his companion which could have been done by Picasso - they’re 7000 years old and the first time in history so far objects that capture human self reflection.

Other highlights include a fully transferred Roman tomb with paintings of the deceased in the afterlife enjoying a banquet with friends and family. There’s a nice touch by anonymous painter showing a rabbit I think stealing some food from an upturned bowl.

Although the English translations are infrequent, those that exist are endearing, such as the description of the bones and jewellery of a Roman noblewoman as being those belonging to ‘a defunct woman’. And it’s amusing to see a mannequin clearly taken from a local shop dressed in Neolithic clothes with a wig that would suggest she’d got a perm from an upmarket Constanta hair salon.

There’s a poignant reconstruction of a Roman child’s funerary wear covered in beautiful gold jewellery and of course the famous snake sculpture of Tomis.

I’d recommend this place as part of a wander through old Constanta - probably takes about an hour and for me was a nice introduction to the place that Ovid was exiled to.

Written July 20, 2018
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Prashant K
Ganpatipule, India331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
Place is very good . But best time to visit is summer , nice museum. Not many items to see but one time must visit . Nice photographic location .

Written November 29, 2015
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