National Archaeology and History Museum
- Str 31 August 1989, 121A Chişinău
- tel, info: 22 242 194
- admission US$1.15, photo fee US$0.75
- Tue-Sat 09:00-18:00
Lonely Planet review for National Archaeology and History Museum
The National Archaeology and History Museum is the granddaddy of Chişinău's museums. There are archaeological artefacts from Orheiul Vechi, including Golden Horde coins and Soviet-era weaponry. On the first floor there is a huge WWII diorama, where you can speak to a man who spent 12 years as a political prisoner at a worker's camp in Vorkuta.
A statue of Lupoaica Romei (the wolf of Rome) and the abandoned children Romulus and Remus stands in front of the museum. To Moldovans, this is a symbol of their Latin ancestry.