National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest

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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. To visit National Museum of Romanian History and other attractions in Bucharest, use our Bucharest online driving holiday planner .
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  • August 12, 2017
    Quiet museum where you can visit and admire the treasury. It's not crowded at all. It's a must visit for history enthusiasts. The jewelry is stunning. The ticket price is very affordable.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    History came alive as we walked around the statues, plaster casts of Traian's column, and gold crowns and jewelry. My husband is a history buff and enjoyed it immensely.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Its a good view of Romanian history and what they see as valuable through ages. Good effort for few founding but a tour in english would be helpful. Cool place for summer days.  more »
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  • July 21, 2017
    An excellent museum and well worth paying a visit to. The WWI exhibit was enlightening, showing Romania's struggle in the conflict, and the roman section was also great. The highlight however has to be the treasure underground. Truly amazing.
  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful museum set in an impressive building. Lots of helpful people. You can see a glimpse of Romania's history and start your Christmas wishlist when you go though the jewellery section. Tip: get a guide
  • August 17, 2017
    Very lovely permenant ecxibition! There is a replicant of Andrianus column, which is in Rome. Additionally we saw two temporary excibitions about 1WW and 2WW and Romania in 20th century. Very low price!
  • June 29, 2017
    An interesting museum, though smaller than the outside would suggest. Most of the exhibits were only in Romanian which made understanding difficult, however the world was exhibition was very good.
  • July 8, 2017
    Most of the exhibits were only in Romanian which makes it hard to understand. There were not many interesting exhibits. The WWI exhibit is very good though and is in both Romanian and English.

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