National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum of Tirana is a must-visit destination for history buffs and those interested in the ancient world. Located in the heart of Albania’s capital city, this museum boasts an impressive collection of artifacts. From prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, the museum offers visitors an incredible journey through time. The museum was established in 1948 and has since become one of the most important cultural institutions in Albania.

Upon entering, one is greeted by breathtaking exhibits that tell stories of early civilization in Albania. The artifacts on display are tangible reminders of how far back human existence goes in this country, with evidence of settlements dating as far back as 1000 BC.

With over 18,000 objects on display, visitors can explore various periods of Albanian history including the Illyrian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras. The museum features exhibits that cover everything from pottery and jewelry to mosaics and sculptures. One of the highlights of the museum is its extensive collection of ancient coins which provide insight into trade routes and economic practices during different time periods.

The National Archaeological Museum also holds a significant role in preserving Albanian heritage by conducting research on new archaeological discoveries throughout the country.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Krzysztof Jakowski
    6 months ago
    Wow this place is wild! Make sure to visit and see for yourself. Questions in my head right now: are...
  • F
    a month ago
    I have to agree with a lot of commentators. There are lots of interesting artefacts that someone...
  • Sharon Paterson
    a year ago
    Totally amazing place with a variety of artifacts, best for me was the blue glass urn from the Roman...
  • Damon Ferrara
    5 years ago
    Spent 20 minutes and I'm a massive fan of this kind of museum. There's no signposts in any language,...
  • Erald Halili
    4 years ago
    One of the most important museums in the country, the Archaeological Museum in Tirana contains some...

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