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National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest

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History Museum Museum
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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  • For a very modest entrance fee, you can poke around some of Romania's Roman heritage. The main attraction is a replica of Trajan's Column in Rome. Instead of being assembled vertically, this replica i...  more »
  • The Treasury Room was excellent with armor, jewelry, religious artifacts, tools, crowns and golden helmets and armor. Stunning. The section on historical columns was very interesting and I enjoyed the...  more »
  • For $1 admission for seniors, we gave this museum a try as we were walking by.... It was indeed interesting. The best section is the basement National Treasury. There are a ton of artifacts, mostly go...  more »
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  • Later Edit: I changed my review from 1 star to 5 stars after visiting the museum with a guide. A guided visit is definitely worth it, the stories of the artefacts are very interesting. Make sure to program your guided visit at least a couple of days ahead. - - - You can't understand much without a proper tour guide or audio guide. Unless you're a historian it won't be that interesting. Audio guide existing now is very poor in information - only 2 short audio clips, and tour guides are offered only with 1-2 days in advance request - which is crazy! Disappinted they don't improve this huge part of visiting a museum, especially the history one!
  • Excellent Museum, world class imo. Very nationalistic at times but high quality exhibits and some very stunning bronze age and Roman era relics.
  • Contains a lot of man history heritage... A nice stop to Have a good Idea of Eastern Europe History. Needs more improvements On english translations
  • Set in the old palace building, this museum has a fantastic collection of art and artifacts, ancient and simply old, but all amazing quality.
  • Some interesting Roman-era exhibits, but not very many signs in English and no real narrative.