Welcome to the National History Museum of Romania!

The place to discover Romania's history at a glance

The National History Museum of Romania, founded in 1972, is one of the emblematic institutions of Romanian culture. The museum is housed in a historic building formerly called the Palace of the Posts, located in the old city center of Bucharest. The building was erected between 1894 and 1899 and was designed by architect Alexandru Săvulescu (1847-1902), who drew his inspiration from the Federal Post Palace in Geneva, Switzerland.

VISIT US

VISITING HOURS:

 

Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 (Summer Schedule) / 9:00 – 17:00 (Winter Schedule);

Between 13ꓽ30 and 14ꓽ00 PM the exhibitional areas are sanitized.

The Ticket Desk closes 45 minutes before closing times.

Monday – Tuesday: closed

We do not have parking available!

Public transport nearby: “Universitate” or “Piața Unirii” subway stations.

ONLINE TICKETS :

 

• Tickets can be purchased via cash or POS at the Ticket Desk, or directly via card online here: https://mnir.booktes.com/#2020-12-07

Guided tours fees:

• in Romanian: 50 RON/group – group of maximum 25 persons
• In English/French: 100 RON/group – group of maximum 25 persons

For booking a guided tour, please send an email at pr.mnir@gmail.com / relatiipublice@mnir.ro which shall contain: the day of arrival, the hour, a short description of the group (number, status), the language in which you wish the guided tour to be performed and your contact information (e-mail and phone number). The booking is valid after the confirmation.
Cancellations can be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled guided tour.
Guided tours can be booked with at least 48 hours before the visit and shall be confirmed via e-mail or phone. Thank you!

ACCESS CONDITIONS

 

Ticket prices for visiting our permanent and temporary exhibitions:

Adults – 20 RON/person;
Seniors – 10 RON/person;
Students, adult persons with medium or light handicaps, “Euro 26” card holders – 5 RON/person;

In order to benefit from the discount on visitor tickets, seniors are kindly asked to show a valid photo ID and students a valid student ID that certifies the university student status.

CONTACT:

Address: 12 Victoriei Avenue, District 3, 030026, Bucharest, Romania

E-mail: direct@mnir.ro (Registration office – Management); pr.mnir@gmail.com / relatiipublice@mnir.ro (Department of Public Relations and Cultural Marketing)

Website: www.mnir.ro ;

Social Media:

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5J4qnv5myUyhfRJlQ-NgrQ

Free entry for:

• official and/or cultural delegations;
• employees of the museum network, of the Ministry of Culture and its branches/services
• children under the age of 7;
• teenagers under the age of 18 with special needs/handicaps and their caretakers;
• teenagers under the age of 18 who are under social protection measures;
• adults with severe handicaps and their caretakers;
• teenagers under the age of 18 during their school vacations;
• students who are romanian citizens from outside the country and benefit from a scholarship awarded by the roumanian state;
• “Euro 26” card holders, under the age of 30, on the 26th of every month; if the 26th day of the month falls during a day on which the museum is closed, then the free access is awarded on the first day afterwards when the museum opens;
• pensioners from the museum network, holders of free access permits;
• representatives of the mass-media institutions who possess a working permit authorized for the current year.

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

For the time being, due to the renovation works, the museum presents to the public the following permanent exhibitions: Historical Treasure, Lapidarium, The Trajan’s Column Replica, and also several temporary exhibitions on various historical topics, held in the Central Hallway.
In the Historical Treasure there are displayed over 3000 valuable items, made of precious metals and gems belonging to civilizations that inhabited, over time, the current territory of our country, or depicting events and historical figures from the past.
In a dedicated area, specially built for them, are hosted a full size copy of Trajan’s Column from Rome, an extraordinary monument of Antiquity, and the Lapidarium exhibition displaying epigraphic and architectural monuments dating from Antiquity and the Middle Ages (civil monuments – documents, decrees, and honorary monuments, religious ones too – funerary and votive monuments, sculpture and decorative and architectural elements).

The Historical Treasure

In the Historical Treasure there are displayed over 3000 valuable items, made of precious metals and gems belonging to civilizations that inhabited, over time, the current territory of our country, or depicting events and historical figures from the past.

The Trajan's Column Replica

In a dedicated area, specially built for them, are hosted a full size copy of The Trajan’s Column Replica  , an extraordinary monument of Antiquity.

Lapidarium

The Lapidarium exhibition displaying epigraphic and architectural monuments dating from Antiquity and the Middle Ages (civil monuments – documents, decrees, and honorary monuments, religious ones too – funerary and votive monuments, sculpture and decorative and architectural elements).

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

“Romania in the Second World War 1941-1945” (July 2021-May 2022)

The exhibitional project marks the 80th commemoration of Romania’s entry into World War II.
The exhibition presents the following aspects of the war: the military campaign in Bessarabia and Bukowina, the military campaigns on the Eastern Front and the Western Front, the Holocaust, the Romanian Royal Airforce during the War, the frontline life of the soldiers, the prisoners, aspects of ordinary life in the country during the war, diplomacy and espionage, the beginnings of the soviet occupation and communist regime.
The exhibition presents historical objects which come from the collections of the National History Museum of Romania, from institutional partners and also private collections, a large part of the objects being for the first time exhibited to the public.
The exhibition contains weapons used during the war, military equipment, instruments of aeronautical navigation, decorations and orders, personal objects, official documents, newspapers from the war, miniature airplanes and many more. We can mention important objects such as: the original map of Romania used in the Second Vienna Award (also known as the Vienna Diktat), the pilot licenses of Tudor Greceanu and Mariana Drăgescu, the radio device used to record King Michael’s speech from the 23rd of August 1944, an original copy of the Tripartite Pact (Axis Pact) signed by Romania in 1940, the passport of Grigore Gafencu, the briefcase of Eugen Cristescu (chief of the Secret Information Service of Romania).
The exhibition can be visited until the end of May 2022.

“Nicolae Iorga – 150 years from his birth” (December 2021 – May 2022)

The National History Museum of Romania pays a homage to the great Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga (1871-1940), at his 150th anniversary, through an event-exhibition which is based on the objects from the Iorga-Pippidi Collection, donated to the museum by Prof. Andrei Pippidi Ph.D., nephew of Nicolae Iorga.
This priceless collection is formed from historical objects never before exhibited to the public: the birth certificate of the great historian, diplomas and awards from primary, middle and high school, the BA and PhD diplomas; several among the most important Doctor Honoris Causa awards received from the great universities of Europe, the decorations and orders received by Nicolae Iorga during his lifetime (Romanians: the Grand Collars of the Order of Carol I and the Order of Ferdinand I; Foreign: Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, France, Grand Cross of the Order of the Savior, Greece, Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown, Italy, Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great, Lithuania, Grand Cross of the Order of Saint James of Spain, and many others.
Also exhibited are: documents received by the great historian from the Romanian Royal Family, from Queen Mary, Prince and then King Carol II, Princess Mary, Princess Helen, and other letters sent by various other persons, famous or not, photographies, the painting of Ecaterina Iorga made by Rudolf Schweitzer Cumpăna.
Alongside these, the exhibitional discourse is completed with clothing, personal objects, furniture, employee documents from the University of Bucharest, the sight glasses and one of the pens used by the historian, from the collection of the National History Museum of Romania, the “Nicolae Iorga” Institute of the Romanian Academy, the Museum of the University of Bucharest and photographies from the Romanian National Archives.
The exhibition can be visited until the end of May 2022.