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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

This large museum has an eclectic collection of artifacts, the best being on the first floor and covering the Roman period. Other periods are represented by a combination of reproductions, photos, and weapons. If you visit in summer, it is best to go in the morning since the building is not air conditioned.

Thank David W
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

This museum was great to learn about the history of Albania, as part of Yugoslavia and after. I recommend this museum to anybody who is interested in this sort of history and world geography.

Thank thiagomodena
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

If you don't speak albanese this museum is a waste of 200lek. Only some parts are english translated, some exibithions are only in albanese.
In case you want to give it a try, in the Summer, take water with you, since the room temperature is as hot as outside.

Thank Sara João P
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

The National History Museum does a good job tracing the history of the country and it's people beginning in the 6th C BC. There are some incredible artefacts from ruined Greek temples and Roman structures which are nicely laid out with English descriptions. The displays then begin to fizzle out somewhat as you transition past the Roman period and then goes dark from the 15th century AD up until the emergence of the movement for Albanian independence in the 1880s (which culminated in 1925). Not sure why the entire Ottoman period has wiped out from the museum. There's also scant reference to the post WW2 communist era when Enver Hoxha ruled the country with an iron fist, imprisoning tens of thousands, killing more than 5,000 of his own countryman and even shooting close to 1,000 people who tried to flee the country.

The museum is laid out on three floors and it can be tricky to follow along in chronological order. The building isn't air conditioned and was almost intolerable the day we visited in early July. Admission was just 200 lek and you're likely to have the place mostly to yourself.

Thank T4232XIjohnb
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

The first couple of floors all have (poorly) translated information. Unfortunately, for me, the interesting part of the museum should have been the parts on communism and the leader Skanderbeg. Unfortunately this part is all almost solely done in Albanian with no English translation. Cost of entry is 200lek. Unless you really have nothing else to do in Tirana, I wouldn't recommend this museum.

Thank James J
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