Information About the Tirana National History Museum
Tirana National History Museum was opened in 1981. The museum, which has 8 different sections in total, has thousands of works. In this respect, it is the biggest museum of Tirana and Albania.
When you enter the museum, an image of Jesus’ Last Supper welcomes us in the area after the main entrance. Then the exhibition halls continue with the Middle Ages along with the First Age. There are galleries where you can see the development towards the Paleolithic and Early Middle Ages, where you can examine ancient objects, embossed silver and bronze coins. There are also objects belonging to the Illyrians in this region of the Balkans. Economic, social, political and cultural developments of Albanians can be seen in the galleries dating from the 6th century to the 15th century.
Other galleries of the museum are also Renaissance, Independence, Sculpture, II. It takes place in the Halls of the World War, the Communism Period and the Saint Terrace. In the Renaissance gallery, there are cultural objects such as documents, books, photographs, weapons, banknotes, most of which are specific to Albanians’ national history and culture.
The Communist gallery, on the other hand, contains events that Albanians still cannot forget. Enver Hoxha, the former communist leader of Albania, executed many people in camps for political reasons, was tortured, sent them to exile and imprisoned them. II. Photographs, documents, and items related to the Enver Hoxha era, which exposed Albanians to persecution for half a century after World War II, are exhibited in the Tirana National History Museum.
Tirana National History Museum Entrance Fee and Visiting Hours
The entrance fee to the museum is 200 LEK per person. It is closed on Mondays, Sundays are between 10:00 – 14:00 and other days are between 10:00 – 17:00.