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National History Museum

National History Museum

8.99 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Ranked #1 in Tirana things to do
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Sheshi Skënderbej 1, Tirana 1000, Albania
+ 355 4 2223977
http://www.mhk.gov.al/?lang=en
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A large museum on the main square with three floors all about the history of Albania. Lots of interesting information and artefacts. Probably most interesting is the sections about ... Read more
the communist regime. Not all of the information is translated into English but there's definitely enough to make it an informative place to visit.

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London

A large museum on the main square with three floors all about the history of Albania. Lots of interesting information and artefacts. Probably most interesting is the sections about the communist regime. Not all of the information is translated into English but there's definitely enough to make it an informative place to visit.

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Local from Tirana

Good introduction to Albania from ancient times to the end of the communist period. Dont miss top floor showing communist terror.

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Winston-Salem

A well-endowed museum with history that includes the Turkish invasion that lasted for 500 years as well as Ancient Greek, Roman and Illyrian history. The latter is the descendant of the Albanian people and is an ancient tribe that is not so commonly discussed like the Romans and Greeks.

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Phoenix
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Right on Skanderbeg Square. The most fascinating displays were the 2nd floor exhibits on the 40 years of communism following World War II. Albania under Enver Hoxha was what North Korea is today - an extraordinarily closed society under a hardline communist regime, a country foreigners knew next to nothing about. Hoxha ruled with an iron fist, a hardline Stalinist who thought the Soviet Union under Kruschev, Brezhnev and that lot was too SOFT, a Stalinist in the purest sense of the term. Not much English in the museum (and no photos, they're dead serious about that!) but you can still have a general idea of what life was in Albania during that period. Particularly harrowing are the exhibits and artifacts on the many labor camps all over the country, especially the one near Lake Scutari. 20 to 25 years of hard labor for speaking out of turn about the regime or for just striking an unauthorized conversation with a foreigner. Chilling stuff.

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Genova

Contiene una documentatissima storia del paese. All'interno si trova il padiglione del Terrore Comunista che mostra tutta la documentazione della persecuzione subita dagli albanesi sotto il regime. Bellissimo e molto interessante.

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Buenos Aires

Enfrente de la plaza Skandenberg, imposible no ver la famosa fachada del Museo Nacional de Albania. El mosaico conocido como “Los albaneses” resume la historia albanesa desde sus raíces ilirias hasta el triunfo de los partisanos en la Segunda guerra Mundial. En el interior, se puede conocer mucho de la historia albanesa pero hay que hacerlo con guía, al momento que fuimos no había traducciones a otros idiomas.

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