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National Military Museum, Bucharest

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
At National Military Museum, learn about Romania's most important battles for freedom from the pre-Roman Empire until present-day, including the 1989 revolution. King Ferdinand founded the museum in 1923. It occupies the building of a former officers' college and displays a collection of weapons, missiles, helicopters, tanks, canons, and airplanes, as well as uniforms, medals, trophies, and historical military documents. Notice the communist mural celebrating the Palace of Parliament at the entrance. The revolution exhibit includes personal belongings of soldiers and civilians killed during the 1989 uprising. The courtyard houses 20th-century military hardware, such as Soviet missile launchers and a German tank from World War II. Do not miss the spacecraft in which Romanians launched their first astronaut into orbit. Note that you have to pay extra to take photos. Put National Military Museum into our Bucharest family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bucharest.
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  • Raging we did not get to see the inside of this museum as it was closed when we rode past. we did however get to see a lot from the gates. Looked very interesting indeed. 
  • Lovely little museum. Although you have to pay to take photos which was a little strange. Otherwise worth a visit if in Romania 
  • I just wanted to add to other reviews. I had a pleasant one hour visit today. I was interested in the more modern collections - these are not actually in the main building, but out the back behind the...  read more »
  • Probably the best kept museum in Bucharest. It takes hours to go through all of it and has the most amazing outdoor exposition of military vehicles and assets you can find in Romania. Not to mention it also houses a rather hefty aero-spatial hangar. You can even see a real space suit and capsule. My only hope it gets updated in the future, any incentive to re-visit it is a welcoming feature.
  • well kept museum. low ticket price.
  • A lot of interesting things! Don't forget to read the manufacturer's name on every piece from the garden!
  • I didn't expect this museum to be this big and so rich. In the aviation section you can see the landing space capsule of Dumitru Prunariu, the former romanian astronaut that launched back in the Soviet Union days.
  • Gorgeous and full of amazing displays.
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