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
The museum itself was interesting enough, but with no working AC it was hard to enjoy in the heat. As you move up from floor to floor it gets more and more miserable. With proper conditions the... more »
Very varied standard on the different exhibitions. Some where only described in Albanian and some hade English texts too. Then again it is very inexpensive to visit so it's worth a shot anyway. My... 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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