National History Museum of Romania
Calea Victoriei 12 Sector 3, 030026 București, România
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.
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).