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National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest

(3.1/5 based on 200+ 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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  • I was highly disappointed. Romania has such a rich and diverse history and I was so excited to find out more. This building contained no details about the history of Romania. It had some old jewellery...  more »
  • Having been to a few history museums in the U.S. which are disappointing in terms of what's exhibited, I can say this is the real deal. It was being renovated, and I am not sure how much is available ...  more »
  • Housed in a beautiful building, this is an interesting museum. It's not expensive to get in, and has various different exhibits, for example WW1, Trajan's Column, jewels and more. Recommended if you'v...  more »
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  • It's so big building. It's better to take a look outside. If you are interested in history and have a lot of free time, you can visit inside (even they don't often open all parts).
  • No history of Romania! There is an exhibition of stones with ancient engravings and an exhibition of bronze age jewellery / artifacts. I came out knowing nothing new about Romanian history. There is no information or interesting displays. Only cost 7 lei but still don't think was worth it!
  • Worth visiting. Troyan Column and treasury.
  • Interesting details about ancient Romania.
  • Liftul pentru persoane cu handicap nu este functional