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Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History

2 Hours

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Opening hours

  • Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
The Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History (Romanian: Muzeul Național de Istorie Naturală "Grigore Antipa") is a Natural History museum, located in Bucharest, Romania. It was originally established as the National Museum of Natural History on 3 November 1834. It was renamed in 1933 after Grigore Antipa, who administered the museum for 51 years.
  • Tihamér Juhász

    17 days ago

    In the natural history museum there is a huge collection of stuffed animals arranged in their natural habitat. All are grinning, tearing flesh, showing teeth for a more dramatic effect. Their fur or feathers are pretty worn though. No wonder, how they struggle stuffed together in their glass enclosure. They also have an impressive collection of minerals (mostly crystals) and insects. It reminds of the 19th century naturalists who collected and brought home everything from around the world. They also have a cave-like 20m long section with partial darkness, some water dripping and mysterious noise. Kids up to 5 years will find it thrilling. They also have a collection of indigenous cultures: 3-4 of the "savages" frozen doing different activities: hunting, dancing, tending to their kids. It was rather disturbing and again 19century-like, how they treated these indigenous people like all the other exhibits of fauna from around the world. Pretty picturesque and exotic though. There was nothing interactive or educational in the 21st century style.

  • Drinna Raluca

    20 days ago

    Loved this museum! Thoroughly complex and well organised on three levels. Definitely the best museum in Bucharest! Worth visiting !

  • Alex Junicov Ginting

    10 days ago

    I like this museum. they have alot collection of frozen animal, and during summer you will find many butterflies in the park. also you can see the snake collection

  • Georgiana Salajan

    2 months ago

    Very informative and well organised exhibitions. Lots of stuffed animals from all over the world. Info next to all exponates. A great way to spend a few hours for both adults and kids.

  • Marius Ursulescu

    3 days ago

    Museum with lots of things to see, mainly animals from all over the world. Also has some rocks displayed and some human anatomy zones. Not much interaction possible though.