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
Very good and detailed historical museum telling you all about the history of Albania. Entrance fee is worthwhile. We took around 1-2 hours to go round all the exhibits. The Greek/Roman and WW2... more »
I thought they could've done a little bit more with the outside architectural design. The painting on top is neat, but the building itself looks blend, and not very inviting so to speak. more »
It's a must see museum, fairly priced (200 lek) however, you can't pay by card. The only problem is that mainly the first and part of the second floor have English illustrations. It would have been nice if everything was explained in English as well. I would have enjoyed it more since it's a quite big museum.
Old style, classic museum (displays with text). After visiting, you will know all that is worth to know about Albanian history for the past few thousand years - if you have read all the text. Excellent iconographic exhibition on the top floor.
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