For tourists who want to get a deeper insight into the history of the Romanian people, there's no better place to visit than the National Museum of Romanian History. The museum was founded in 1970 inside a historical building, and two of the most challenging periods it underwent refer to the earthquake in 1977 and to the 1989 Revolution, when both the building and the mission and identity of the museum were successively affected.

At present, by means of the showcased exhibits, the museum retraces the national history since prehistoric times until now, without disregarding the medieval and the modern ages. Despite the fact sundry sections of the museum are in constant restoration, the museum fills a surface of 8,000 square meters, counting some 60 exhibition rooms (most of which are closed to the public). Even so, there’s plenty to see and admire at the National Museum of Romanian History.

For instance, the Pietroasa Treasury and the Apahida Treasury, which are parts of the National Treasury, can be visited. In fact, the National Treasury is one of the highlights of the museum, and the historical value of the Pietroasa Treasury has been repeatedly acknowledged. The Trajan’s Column is yet another valuable exhibit accessible to the public. The Lapidarium and the Coin Collection must also be mentioned.

All in all, the National Museum of Romanian History is one of the top museums one can think of visiting in Bucharest. The amplitude of its collections, as well as the worth of the exhibits, recommend it as such. On top of that, there are plenty of temporary exhibitions and events organized by the museum or in which the museum is involved, substantiating the importance of this institution on the cultural scene of Bucharest, as well as nationwide.

National Museum of Romanian History (Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a României)
12, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
0040 021 3158207
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