National History Museum, Tirana

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Albania's largest museum, National History Museum has seven pavilions of exhibits. You'll spot the attraction by the large mosaic above the front entrance called "The Albanians." Each pavilion showcases a different period in Albania's history from antiquity to communism. In the antiquity pavilion you'll see objects from prehistory to the Middle Ages, including tools from daily life, coins, and base reliefs. As you move forward in time, the exhibits get more political, celebrating Albanian independence and decrying abuses from outside nations. Beyond the socio-political history, there is also an iconography exhibit with notable works by local artists and a large exhibit sharing Albania's story from World War II. Call ahead to book a guided tour to fit your schedule; for a self-guided tour buy tickets at the reception desk. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National History Museum and many more Tirana attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tirana visit planner.
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  • A little confused transition museum rooms and times. Some rooms still have no translations into English which makes them noticeable for a foreigner.
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  • We visited in August with an infernal heat and in the Museum lacked an air conditioning system. all visitors were exhausted and disappointed. Unfortunately the captions were all in Albanian, so incomprehensible to foreign tourist! It's a shame because it would have had much to teach about the history of this nation!
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  • For those who haven't experienced the second world war or who want to relive the memories, this is the place. It costs very little. Walk two hours wrapped by this time so important. Që kanë qenë ata nuk gjatë luftës për apo ata të ringjallin që është duan kujtimet, ky sell Dhour. BILETA betohem Pak. 2 kêtë periudhë zhytur në orë the Kalon reth me kaq rëndësi.
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  • Great place for a historic view on Albanian history. Unfortionately half of the info signs are in Albanian only, which leaves one with only half of the story. You can easily spend two hours here. Bring water on sunny days.
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  • Very nice historical place! Would recommend visiting! :)
  • The only thing i didnt like was the lauout of museum. I wouldve gave it a 5 star rating if the layout was like The House of Leaves.
  • It was translated and the history artifacts are pretty cool. Skenderberg was a total badass with a hugeass sword, might as well been Cloud Strife

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Where to stay in Tirana

All areas of Tirana boast accommodation at various price points. Hostels and hotels housed in Communist buildings dot the city center and immediate surroundings. As with the rest of Albania, prices here are generally low, and you can find even better deals as you move away from the city center. The tourism industry is fairly new in Tirana and the country as a whole, but you’ll be welcomed warmly by hospitable staff eager to show off their freshly post-Communist nation.
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