Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei, Bucharest

3.2
#10 of 47 in Museums in Bucharest
Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei 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 Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei and other attractions in Bucharest, use our Bucharest online driving holiday planner .
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  • With a reasonable price you can enjoy this museum where stands out above all the treasures of Romania, where you find jewels of royalty of other times. You also find the imposing Column of Trajan and its history, as well as a number of photographic testimonies of the time of royalty and the history of this country.
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  • It is ok what they organize temporarily, generally good exhibitions. Also the toy museum is a nice direction. Great to study the column. I am disappointed to see almost zero history in the treasury. I...  more »
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  • Lots and lots and lots to see here, but the organization isn't as great as I've seen in other places. The main display by far is the reconstruction of the Trajan's Column from Rome. They've got the base and the first round of panels from that column reproduced and standing exactly as you'd find it in Rome. That's cool enough, but the best thing is that they have made exact copies of each of the panels that wrap up Trajan's column out of easy view...all on ground level and laid out in order. If you're interested in the history of the Romans in Romania, then you can spend hours walking from panel to panel enjoying in great detail what was carved in stone back in the second century CE. Besides that there's some pretty cool silver and gold stuff in the basement.
  • Kind of disappointing. There is a large area dedicated to Trajan's column (replica, of course) that can be interesting and an impressive treasury room. But the rest of Romanian history it's not there to be found.
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