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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  • This museum is set in a most attractive building - worth the 10L entrance fee alone. The exhibits are set out in imaginative ways, and though there are regrettably few English labels I still found ple...  more »
  • The museum is located in one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. The museum is built in oriental style and opened in the late 19th century. Very interesting and rich are the zoological, archa...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • Extremely rich "museum of everything". Give it a few hours.
  • The oldest Moldavian museum and one of their best one !
  • 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...
  • The best museum in city, with a lot of topics like: animals, dinosaurs, culture, soils...