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National Museum of Old Maps and Books

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Lovely hidden, different museum

This is a lovely museum in a very beautiful house in a nice neighborhood of Bucharest - the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cortland, New York
Wonderful little museum

Well worth visiting this little gem of a museum. Lots of interesting maps arranged in different... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Andrew H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely museum in a very beautiful house in a nice neighborhood of Bucharest - the neighborhood right behind the government building which is full of diplomatic residences. I wanted to go to a different museum - not your regular art or history...More

1  Thank AlexVN81
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth visiting this little gem of a museum. Lots of interesting maps arranged in different rooms by geographical area. The large military map of Moldova is a highlight!

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

My friend and I randomly saw this place on google maps and, being nerdy, decided we had to go sometime during our two days in Bucharest. It was definitely worth it! We found the location easily and immediately loved the building and its architecture. Upon...More

1  Thank Isabel C
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes before closing time so the guards were not pleased to let us in. The museum has 3 floors of walls covered in ancient maps, truly a treasure. I was disappointed that the few explanations posted throughout were not in English. Would...More

2  Thank Inbal R
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Well I can't say I'm a map enthusiast but I'm sure if you were you'd never get out of the place! So from a layman, it was amazing to see how the geography of the counties has changed in line with the dates of the...More

4  Thank PeterDane
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum with very little understanding of maps but we wanted to see something a bit different. The area where the museum is located is lovely and there is another museum in the vicinity. The gentleman working at the museum was very knowledgeable...More

5  Thank GalMarFa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Around 800 items for display - about half of which are maps. The oldest date from the 16th century and represent a wide variety of styles and uses. Maps of Eastern Europe predominate but there are a few of the Americas and Asia. Some of...More

4  Thank Marshall P
Reviewed 28 August 2016

An interesting museum,placed in an wonderful old neighborhood,with old monumental houses.It is housed by an old three-story house.You'll find here scores of old maps from different periods of time,very well preserved.Helpful,enthusiastic guide.The entry fee is 8 RON,less than 2 euro!

6  Thank zuv
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

As a maps collector i wanted to visit this museum but didn't know what to expect. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by the person in charge ( such warm welcomes are rare in Romania) who give us the tickets as well as a brief...More

6  Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

The Museum is located in a picturesque neighbourhood of downtown Bucharest with its streets named after capital cities of the world. Collection of maps is impressive in term of its number and diversity. Really a winner for the lazy weekend vibe.

6  Thank BalkanTurist
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