The National History Museum
If you want to find more about Romanian history and also to see some beautiful and priceless artifacts, this is the place to come. Definitely, one of the most valuable museums of Bucharest.
Housed in the imposing and old building of the Central Post Office, the Museums has nowadays on display 3 collections : The Treasury , The Column of Trajan and The Lapidarium.
The Treasury holds an variety of important artifacts made by gold, from prehistorical and medieval archaeological discoveries in Romania, to the King Carol I and Queen Mary’s crowns and jewels.
The second exhibition is a replica of the famous Column of Trajan, built in Rome to celebrate the victory of Romans against Dachians (the inhabitants of present day Romania in antiquity). The entire war and the after war celebrations are presented in a series of bass reliefs, being a priceless source of understanding our ancestors’ way of life.
In a new part of the building, the Lapidarium contains Greek, Roman and medieval monuments discovered in Romania. Here are displayed civil and religious monuments (decrees, funeral monuments, etc.), sculpture and architectural and decorative elements.
In the central hall, interesting Romanian and international exhibitions are held, events that make this Museum even more attractive.