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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. 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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  • The inside sections of the museum weren't all that inspiring - lots of really naff, scary dummies in uniforms and no information in English. But the outside was quite cool with lots of tanks, guns, ev...  more »
  • Very large and much to survey. Especially the tank and so it was worth. We were there with the family. Was quite nett-something different
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  • Within two hours, which I spent here the Museum was visited by may with five people. Perhaps this is the reason for the fateful status of the hardware here. The grief was to look at saggy and cracked the tire transporters and that no one has put on, whether or not agglomerated. Part of the object (Hall of aviation in General was closed to the public). Despite everything there are many rzezy things to look at and a few obvious gems. The latter include a private collection of hunting weapons of the former dictator Causescu, a very rich collection of artillery and the composition 6 wagons containing heavy mortar with 1919 produced by Skoda. It is also a rich collection of weapons, small arms, uniforms, and the reconstructed armament of Roman Legionnaires. Admission costs 10 l but already for the opportunity to take photos you have to pay five times more, what it seems to me the amount of hard przeszacowaną. From my observation is that all they do photos and almost no one pays for it. Interest in the handling of almost zero.
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  • Prima muzeul. Amazing, worth visiting. Some parts are still kept in that old communistic style which isnt that bad (but the information tend to have the Romanians victorious ). But its a huge complex with outdoor exhibit , Romanian aerospace, Weapons chamber of all common guns and rifles, Tanks,... .
  • The museum is amazing. You can find a story here as you stroll through the sections and learn about the Romanian history a bit. The artifacts are so well preserved and exhibited that people will be enchanted to take in more.
  • A pleasant surprise in Bucharest to find this not so popular museum. A large and rich collection of almost every weapon which had ever existed on the territory of this country. You can also see old military vehicles in the yard including plane replicas, genuine planes, engines and a space suit. Cheap ticket, also.
  • It looks like a nice and interesting place ... from outside. Unfortunately it was under reconstruction when we arrived (October 2016) and there is no any info on web.
  • Amazing place to explore, so many historic artifacts and stuff related to Romania. It also includes gigantic collection of disassembled aircraft/engines and turbines.