National Military Museum, Bucharest

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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. Make National Military Museum a centerpiece of your Bucharest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bucharest trip maker .
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  • July 20, 2017
    I have seen many museums, art galleries and points of interest. The places that really want to enrich the world with their prizes have signage in their native language and also the international langu...  more »
  • June 11, 2017
    They have a lot of weaponry, some of which is visible from outside, and that's pretty interesting. The fee to enter (11 lei) is also reasonable. The photo fee of 50 lei, however, is the most unreasona...  more »
  • June 11, 2017
    The museum tell the history of Romania from the paleolytic era to nowdays events. It is a pity that many description are not in English so sometimes is very difficult to understand the events. Very in...  more »
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  • The museum comprises an interesting collection of weapons, ranging from 1st century stone flints to WWII automated rifles. One can also admire military, navy and air force uniforms. The interior yard is full of army vehicles and even an MIG aeroplane. At the moment, the modern collection of weapons section as well as the aviation hangar are being renovated, so the are not accessible to visitors.
  • Worth visiting. Too bad the last floor is closed since two years ago. But there are plenty to see especially in the weapons chamber.
  • Great museum. Impressive collection of weapons and miliyary technology
  • Very interesting place for lovers of history and militar issues. The museum was absolutly empty and was so confortable to visit it like that. Full of tanks, cannons, rocket launchers... from the first and second world war. Take your time if you want to enjoy it.
  • Great display of Romanian militaria from ancient times right up to the modern day.

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