The museum 60 exhibition rooms cover Romanian history from prehistoric to Modern Times. There is special emphasis on the Dacian period, The transformation of culture under Roman rule, the revolution of 1848, and Romania under Russian rule.
The three artifacts that people mostly come here to see are:
- A plaster cast of Trajan's column (Commemorating the Roman emperor's victory over the Dacian kingdom).
- Pietroasele Treasure- 22 golden objects from the 4th century, Of which only 12 survive.
- The Romanian crown jewels
The architecture is pretty eclectic - Doric columns on the facade and plentiful allegorical sculptures.
- Students and retired - 2 lei
- Free for veterans, under 18s during school holidays, preschoolers.
- Guided tours in English/French 20 lei.
- Last admission 45 minutes before closing time.
- Buses 61, 66, 69, 70, 85, 90, 91, 336, 610 stop Universitate
- Metro M2 line stop Universitate or Piata Unirii 2
- Buses 104, 123, 124, 385, N110, N115 stop Autogara Double T
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10.49% of people who visit Bucharest include National Museum Of Romanian History in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
50% of people start their National Museum Of Romanian History visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Museum Of Romanian History
94.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Museum Of Romanian History
In case you haven't visited it so far I strongly recommend to do it. The basement Romanian Treasury that houses gold and jewels from Pre-Roman times up until the crown jewels of the royal family is amazing. Here you can see the copy of Trajan's Column and some valuable exhibitions.
What an amazing place. All sections of the museums are well placed and very nicely explained in a detailed manner. I spent a long time and enjoyed every single second. I highly recommend to visit the lower part of the building where you can see a copy of the column of Trajan and historical treasure. Employees were nice and I love that you can take pictures for free as long you don't use the flash.
While the building itself is beautiful and big, the collection inside is rather small. You can visit the whole thing in about an hour, including the thesaurus. While they do have additional expositions from time to time, it does feel like a short "ride", so if you're visiting Bucharest for the first time, you can visit this last.
It used to be amazing. The halls, the architecture, the stories, the artifacts were all amazing. The spirit is still there, you can feel it in the kind welcome of every single staff member we've seen, in the attention to detail of the few remaining exhibits... But you also feel the overall lack of funding, the neglect by authorities which led to a large section of the museum being closed off. Overall we'll come back again and again, if nothing else then only to inspire my child. 5 stars to NMRH staff, 0 for Romanian culture ministry.
Went in expecting to see a great museum, unfortunately a big part was under renovation and what was on display was 2 areas, the ancient Roman sculptures and the jewelry room, but it didn’t cost much 2 euros. Hopefully when it reopen i can visit again to see the whole museum