Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei, Bucharest

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Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei displays artifacts from prehistoric times up to the 20th century, including the Romanian crown jewels, a plaster cast of Trajan's Column, and the 12 pieces of the 4th-century Pietroasele treasure. The museum's 60 exhibition rooms occupy part of the former Postal Services Palace, a neoclassical building from 1900s. Browse through a collection of period costumes on the main floor. On the next level, examine friezes depicting the defeat of the Dacians by the Romans on Trajan's Column. The national treasury exhibits some 3,000 gold items (mostly jewelry), and some Neolithic artifacts. Recent excavations have discovered a late medieval archaeological site under the building. To visit Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei and other attractions in Bucharest, use our Bucharest online driving holiday planner .
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  • Quiet museum where you can visit and admire the treasury. It's not crowded at all. It's a must visit for history enthusiasts. The jewelry is stunning. The ticket price is very affordable.  more »
  • History came alive as we walked around the statues, plaster casts of Traian's column, and gold crowns and jewelry. My husband is a history buff and enjoyed it immensely.  more »
  • Its a good view of Romanian history and what they see as valuable through ages. Good effort for few founding but a tour in english would be helpful. Cool place for summer days.  more »
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  • A wonderful experience, for those who want to indulge in a pleasant historical tour (this includes movie clips, mannequins with war attire, realistic trench models for this year's theme, paintings, weapons, etc.). This year's exhibition was about Romania in the First World War.
  • Has just a few exhibitions but the entrance is so cheap! The jewelry exhibition was beautiful while the other exhibition was not so attractive.
  • Copy of Traian's Column is great. All text are in English. Exposition about I World War very interesting.
  • one of the best museums in bucharest. it's worth a visit just for the original Roman monument Trajan's Column
  • An excellent museum and well worth paying a visit to. The WWI exhibit was enlightening, showing Romania's struggle in the conflict, and the roman section was also great. The highlight however has to be the treasure underground. Truly amazing.

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