Museum of National History and Archeology, Constanta

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Museum of National History and Archeology houses an impressive historical and cultural heritage dating from the Paleolithic era to contemporary times, including a rare 2nd-century sculpture of Glycon, an ancient Macedonian snake god. The massive building, erected in 1921, is itself an example of Brâncovenesc architectural style, which combines Venetian and Ottoman influences. Exhibits are arranged chronologically. On the ground floor, see the collections of gold jewelry, silver vessels, gems, cameos, ancient coins, sculptures, and vases. The rooms on the upper floors showcase icons, maps, photographs, telegrams, and personal belongings of some notable people of the early 20th century. The complex is also home to the Roman Edifice of Mosaic. Plan your Museum of National History and Archeology visit and explore what else you can see and do in Constanta using our Constanta trip builder .
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  • For a moderate entry fee (5-6 euro for museum and mosaic) you get access to really a very beautiful collection of antique pieces. Of course not to be missed the unique statue of Glykon - a god with sn...  more »
  • While visiting Constanta we were at the Museum of National History and Archeology. It's a good place to spend 1-2 hours. Inside are lots of artefacts from Constanta region history dating from Ist cent...  more »
  • The municipality is not making anything for making this place a normal museum. The objects are wonderful, exposed in the worst way.  more »
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  • Many items are still available in very good condition, even though they are over 1800 years old. The staff are friendly even though I cannot speak Romanian. Also I was very please to see there are still items that you can actually touch to understand the great workmanship of our heritage.
  • The museum had a great collection and had some signs in English which is invaluable for tourists to have some understanding of the different pieces. While the collection was extensive and very old the organization and floor of the museum was lacking. While it did have some loose organization it was more a viewing of prices than any them or sorry being told. The price in communism in constanta and Romania was great and definitely the most well put together section in terms of organization and flow. Overall a great miss and we'll worth a visit to see some very old and interesting pieces of history.
  • When I went, the group I was with was the only ones in the museum. We had a tour guide who is a Romanian history professor who was extremely knowledgeable about pretty much everything in the museum. She didn't speak English (but I speak Romanian) and I think they have English tour guides if you request a day before. The museum contains a great variety of pieces, from ancient beads and fertility gods to roman era statues and busts, not to mention the statue with the snake with hair. Everything has English translations underneath the Romanian. Anyone who is a history geek will love it here. Not only does it contain a wealth of history, the building itself and the area directly around it is beautiful and full of history.
  • Good exibit from the ancient period, it can be improved on the medieval period.
  • Probably of the best museum of the city. It's surely worth a visit.
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