National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Chisinau

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Housed in an elaborate, Turkish-style building, National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History 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. Put National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History and other Chisinau attractions into our Chisinau road trip site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Museum is very interesting. Clearly visible Eastern elements in architecture. Something like a Madrasa. Unfortunately there were about Museum Monday and it was closed. Inside get failed. Interesting area, location of the National Museum of Ethnography-low-rise houses 19, beginning 20 centuries.
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  • The Museum is very interesting and worthy of artifacts. However alone is hardly something to be able to understand (if you do not speak Moldovan) because virtually all explanations only in the Moldovan language. Make at least in English, if Russian is considered movetonom. A huge thank you to the guide that detailed us everything described and answered all our questions.
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  • Saw different kinds of animals that currently live in present day Moldova; although some relics were from different countries such as Tajikistan.  more »
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  • 들어갔는데 저한테 일본인이냐고 물어보셔서 아니라고 대답하고.. 다들 할머니들이 일하고 계셔서 그닥 친절하시지는 않으시더라구요.. 그래도 한번쯤 들려볼만한 지리나 지질학 관련 박물관 입니다. So I went inside and one old lady working there asked me "Jap?" Of course it is because they are not fluent in English, but "Jap" is not a good word for calling Japanese. (Feels like N word for them). I am Korean so I don't really care whether they call Japanese as that way but I think they better say "Japanese" instead of "Jap". I mean it was funny for me, not a bad experience for me at least. People working there are 100% old ladies so they can be grumpy when you ask them something even in Romanian. Worth a visit.
  • The ethnography part is really nice. The rest is a bit outdated and some of the ladies that work there are a bit annoying because they keep following you around.
  • 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.
  • Very interesting place to visit. Really interesting exponates are exposed.
  • Extremely rich "museum of everything". Give it a few hours.
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