Bucharest History & Art Museum (Muzeul Municipiului Bucuresti)
Address: Blvd. I.C.Bratianu 2
Open: Wed. – Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Closed Mon. & Tue.
Housed in the neoclassical Sutu Palace (1834), the museum features some 300,000 artifacts, from coins, books, maps, engravings, paintings, arms and furniture to old traditional costumes. Among the most valuable exhibits are the document attesting for the first time the name of the city of Bucharest, issued by Vlad Tepes in 1459, and a sword set in precious stones that belonged to Prince Constantin Brancoveanu (1688-1714).
Adults – 6 lei
Students, organized groups – 3 lei
Natural History Museum Grigore Antipa (Muzeul National de Istorie Naturala)
Address: Sos. Kiseleff 1
Note: The museum is currently closed for renovations.
Recently renovated, this museum is the largest natural history museum in Romania, housing collections of reptiles, fish, birds and mammals. More than 300,000 artifacts and specimens are on display, including a dinosaur fossil. A whole floor is dedicated to sea life and features examples of whales, dolphins and seals. The museum also contains a beautiful butterfly collection.
How to get to the museum:
• subway (M2 si M3): “Piata Victoriei” station
• bus: lines 182, 300, 783, 784
• tram: lines 20, 24, 34, 46