The museum has sat in the old post office building since 1909, where there is also the Philatelic Museum. The museum has about 41 rooms that spread across 8,000 square meters. There are many different exhibits here having to do with the development of Romania.
The displays of the museum begin from the prehistoric Stone Age, and goes through the Roman period, until the 21st century. You can see many fascinating items here, starting with a lot of gold from the time of the Romanian kings, bedazzled crowns, royal jewelry and swords that belonged to the nobility.
In 1864 more historical items were donated by general Nichlae Mavros. And so the museum received an edge, and began its journey as a museum for antiques and science of nature. Many cultural figures got on board to continue the enriching and preservation of the museum. In 1970 the city decided to make the museum the National Museum of Romanian History, and in 1972 it was reopened to visitors.
Part of the museum is dedicated to a permanent exhibit having to do with the Holocaust of the Bucharest Jewish community.
Notice that a visit to the museum is great for history lovers. Like other museums around Bucharest, the building here will also impressive visitors, maybe more than the items on display themselves.