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National Military Museum, Bucharest
(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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  • It was an amazing time-travel experience, with so many detailed exhibits that you shouldn't miss. Highy recomended!! (The last floor - Temparary History- was under construction/renovation) 
  • The museum is closed from October to December 31st 2016 according to a sign posted on the gate. There are a few vehicles visible, but otherwise nothing to see at present. 
  • 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. 
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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.