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National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.1/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
National Museum of Romanian History 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. Put National Museum of Romanian History at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bucharest itinerary planner.
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  • It's only for 2€ you can view it all within an hour I went because it was raining outside and it was near where I was staying I kinda enjoyed it but not so much! 
  • The collections are distributed over 2 galleries: one dedicated to the European art and the second to the Romanian art. Due to the size of the Museum I preferred to concentrate on the Roman collections. A preference for the period 15th-18th century, but the contemporary period is consistent with some surprising works.
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  • The Museum was situated right opposite to CEC along Victory Street. There were quite a lot of exhibits particularly at the basement level with the copy of Trajan"s column and the permanent displays of...  read more »
  • Only a small part of the Museum is open, as the rest has been "closed for mantainance" for years. Really sad, as the museum has to offer a lot morr, not only Trajan's column
  • Very cheap at 7 leu but not when you consider almost none of the museum is open. 3 rooms are accessible and what is on display isn't particularly interesting.
  • The cost is a bit excessive for what's in this museum. 25 lei which is the same price as a whole weeks underground travel (about £4.20). However this is where the country stores all it's old gold jewellery and other gold and silver artefacts so worth looking around. Lots of marble and stone carvings which need closer inspection, but not all that exciting unless you are into stone carvings. Can you spot the two male soldiers kissing? Museum is worth a look but not a wow factor!
  • I loved the guided tour and the special exhibition they had that week! Impressive.
  • Great museum if you want to find out more about Roumania's history, if you want that there is no better place to find everything you need!
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