Muzeul National de Etnografie si Istorie Naturala, Chisinau

(4.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Housed in an elaborate, Turkish-style building, Muzeul National de Etnografie si Istorie Naturala offers insight into Moldova's natural history and the culture of its people. First opened in 1889 as an agricultural museum, the institution expanded and moved to a purpose-built facility in 1905. Split into two distinct areas of scientific study, the museum provides exhibits and information about the country's flora, fauna, and geography. Of particular interest are the museum's botanical gardens, which are the oldest in the country, and the skeleton of a dinothere. The museum provides guides in English, French, and Russian for a small price. Make Muzeul National de Etnografie si Istorie Naturala a part of your Chisinau vacation plans using our Chisinau vacation builder.
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  • The Museum is great for visiting with children, a rich collection of birds/animals are very informative and many can tell about the natural world in our country. In addition, the Museum exhibited national costumes worn by the inhabitants of different regions of Moldova in the past, and the various tools and household appliances that can tell a lot about the way of life of the inhabitants of Bessarabia in different times.
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  • A nice experience and a way to go through history of the country at a fast pace. The place is well organised and worth a visit.  more »
  • Even if it's not a "spectacular" museum, it's a place that I would recommend because it's very well kept, very clean and attractions are grouped by room, very well organized. Unfortunately, there's no...  more »
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  • Merita vizitat.
  • Unu din cele mai bune muzee din țară.
  • Beautiful museum.... very mean workers. If it say's it closes at 4:00 PM be sure you start to leave at 3:30 PM or you'll get yelled at to hurry up. At 3:45 PM the whole place is all but shut down with the workers pushing you out the door...
  • Interesting
  • The best museum in city, with a lot of topics like: animals, dinosaurs, culture, soils...