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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  • The National Historic Museum NHM, located in the heart of Tirana, invites all kinds of visitors, native or foreign, seeking to know more about Albania's history, so that they will not be reluctant to ...  more »
  • Is a very large impressive Museum and you live the history of Albania on three floors the most striking are the last photo documents and other plans that tell the past 90 years from mussolini to Tirana there is also a very small cell where the rebels were imprisoned ' the system-there is also a shop with souvenirs and availability of Wi-Fi
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  • Albania near and far if you want to be dominated by the date of visit. You must allocate at least 1 hour.
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  • The museum exhibit started with very good and detailed enough explanations of the early history of Albanian civilization in English. However starting from the late middle ages, the English explanations were almost non-existence. Those who only read English will most probably browse through late-middle ages, renaissance and independence pavilion very quickly. Was looking forward to see more of Albania's traditional and cultural exhibit, but unfortunately very minimal was shown. Having said that, it is still an interesting visit, and alot to see. And for 200Lek, it is very value for money. Toilet is only available at the entrance (also the same as the exit area). Very cold in some areas.
  • While it could be better this still remains one of the best museums in Albania. The museum walks you through the history of Albania from prehistoric times until the fall of communism. One item that could be changed is the inclusion of the relics of saints and the iconostasis from and Orthodox Church on the outskirts of Elbasan that were confiscated by the communist government when religion was outlawed. These items should be returned to their rightful caretaker. The Church.
  • The National Museum of History (Albanian: Muzeu Historik Kombëtar) is the national historical museum of Albania and the country's largest museum located in Tirana. It was opened on 28 October 1981 and is 27,000 square metres in size, while 18,000 square metres are available for expositions. Quick facts: Established, Type … Above the entrance of the museum is a large mural mosaic titled The Albanians that depicts purported ancient to modern figures from Albania's history. The museum includes the following pavilions, the Pavilion of Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Independence, Iconography, National Liberation Antifascist War, Communist Terror, and Mother Teresa.
  • You have everything inside the National Museum past, memories, story of the albanians, and its very veird the mix fellinga proud and pitty sens of the truth about comunism.
  • Great place to visit if you are in Tirana. Shows all the history of Albania
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