Albania's largest museum, Muzeu Historik Kombetar has seven pavilions of exhibits. You'll spot the attraction by the large mosaic above the front entrance called "The Albanians." Each pavilion showcases a different period in Albania's history from antiquity to communism. In the antiquity pavilion you'll see objects from prehistory to the Middle Ages, including tools from daily life, coins, and base reliefs. As you move forward in time, the exhibits get more political, celebrating Albanian independence and decrying abuses from outside nations. Beyond the socio-political history, there is also an iconography exhibit with notable works by local artists and a large exhibit sharing Albania's story from World War II. Call ahead to book a guided tour to fit your schedule; for a self-guided tour buy tickets at the reception desk. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Muzeu Historik Kombetar and many more Tirana attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tirana visit planner.
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Muzeu Historik Kombetar Reviews
For just 200 Lec (or £1.50) you can wander around the airy rooms and take in centuries ago up to modern revolutionary times at your leisure. Not all exhibits have an English translation but some of th... more »
C ' est un beau musée , quoique un peu daté dans les présentations , qui renferme de beaux objets notamment la déesse de Butrint , mais qui explique surtout ce que fut la période communiste qui a fort... more »It is a beautiful Museum, albeit a little dated in the presentations, which contains beautiful objects notably the goddess of Butrint, but which explains above all what was the Communist period that strongly marked Albania and Albanians. To do at the beginning of the stay to better understand the country
Everything there is to know about Albania's history, from ancient to current times and it's a must do when in Tirana. We were lucky to get a guided tour from the most knowledgeable guide ever and, even with a somewhat limited time frame, he knew it all! The mosaic on the front is a classic, amazing and gorgeous communist era piece which is somewhat the worse for wear now but still worth studying and knowing all the characters in it.
This is the only museum that recapture all the historic happenings in Albania. Santa Stone age to the late at democracy everything is enclosed in different pavilions. Once in a while historic stuff that belong to the museum come from are there museums that possess them and everything is shown for some days, like for example the sword of Skanderbeg.
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