National History Museum

National History Museum information

Bucharest , Romania
Address
Street Calea Victoriei 12
Telephone
+40 21 315 8207
More information
www.mnir.ro
Prices
adult/student 8/2 lei
Opening hours
10am-6pm Wed-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This is an excellent collection of maps, documents and artefacts on Romanian national history. It's particularly strong on the country's Roman ties, including a replica of the 2nd-century Trajan’s Column. Our favourite piece, though, is not inside the museum at all, but rather on the steps outside: a controversial Statue of Emperor Trajan standing naked holding a Dacian wolf.

The Trajan was added in 2012 and has quickly become the most ridiculed (and photographed) monument in Bucharest. We wonder why?