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National History Museum

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Address: Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana, Albania
Phone Number: 355 4 22 83 89
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Good Content, But The English Signage Peters Out

This is a good museum that could be better for international visitors if the English signage were more extensive. The museum is organized chronologically and the early sections... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
robertwD7057IG
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Tirana, Albania
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a guide I will strongly advise everyone to visit the national museum,with out visiting the museum,you haven't seen really nothing. Best museum where you can spend easy more than 2 hours.Full of statues and other evidence from around the country. Great place to understand Albanian history and Albanian people,specially the area dedicated to the crimes of Communist area 1944-1991

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A huge, well set out display from prehistory to Communist rule. Many of the artefacts from Butrint and Apollonia are on display. Informative signs in English in most areas but disappointingly less English in the area covering independence and Communist rule. Allow plenty of time. Large gift shop.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good museum that could be better for international visitors if the English signage were more extensive. The museum is organized chronologically and the early sections contain a rich array of artifacts with accompanying English language commentary. Some of the Greek and Roman-era sculptures and pottery is truly first-rate. But as the exhibit moved on through time, the... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful museum with excellent displays. If you want to see everything and read all the information, you need at leat two hours. I especially enjoyed the display and the movie on Mother Theresa. The movie is quite long and there is no place to sit, but it is worth it. The gift shop was interesting as it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I loved the facade as a classic Socialist Realist illustration and the exhibits were really interesting, from the early archeological finds to the later history of Albania which was very informative. I needed far more time to really absorb everything but what I gleaned in an hour was a fascinating introduction to Albania.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Thorough, accurate, beautiful, well designed, happy, sad, authentic, english, roomy, vast, proud....

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Thank Elizabeth E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

With a group nice to get an overview. Most interesting is learning more about Mother Terisa, the most famous Albanian!

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San Juan Cosala, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I didn't go into the museum, but enjoyed the mural on the facade, which greatly enhances an otherwise unappealing, communist-era building.

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Thank Musqat
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Carefully curated exhibition from prehistory to the present day. S A room of icons; Greek statues; history of Albania until the present day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The well set out displays present an extensive and in depth history of Albania. Although there are captions in English, especially in the lower floors, having one of the museum's tour guides helped us get more out of the visit. Our guide George was excellent, highly organized in the way he toured us through the different areas and was happy... More 

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