Muzeul National de Etnografie si Istorie Naturala, Chisinau

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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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  • August 10, 2017
    Nice building (architect Bernardazzi, the same that build the most known buildings of Odessa). A collection of ethnographic objects that is presenting traditional Moldova. There is also a skeleton of ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The Museum building has a rich history and it can be heard by visiting tour. The Museum possesses a unique archaeological exhibit-skeleton dinoteriuma, who lived in these territories, many millions of years ago and was discovered in the North of Moldova. As well as you can see here many household items, traditions and culture of the Moldovan people.
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  • July 26, 2017
    An interesting museum, in a very beautiful building. I think it's one of Chisinau's most important attractions.  more »
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  • December 29, 2016
    This is one of the best museums in Moldova. Follow the exhibits as you explore how nature shapes the culture of Moldova and how Moldovan then shapes the land around them. For the best experience in English I recommend buying a guide book in English from the ticket seller. After the history of the museum and building is explained, the book will guide you through each room of the museum and describe the purpose of the room and the content displayed within.
  • June 10, 2017
    Extremely rich "museum of everything". Give it a few hours.
  • November 30, 2016
    The oldest Moldavian museum and one of their best one !
  • August 31, 2014
    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...
  • November 17, 2015
    The best museum in city, with a lot of topics like: animals, dinosaurs, culture, soils...

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