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While visiting Albania the National History Museum is a must to gain a full experience of country’s past and modern days. By choosing a local guide you’ll skip the line and not worry about all the written descriptions in Albanian as you will have a professional speaking guide to get the most out of it. (Local Guides are available also in French, Italian and German)
Start by exploring some of the most ancient statues as God Apollo 4th century, God Zeus head and enjoy the fascinating icons of XVI -XVII century, like as “Dormition of the Virgin Mary,” “Baptism of Christ”. Continue through independence and communism pavilions and finish by visiting the Mother Theresa pavilion.
Skip the line in the National History Museum
Visit seven pavilions for a unique look into the Albanian past
See rare historic objects including personal objects of Mother Theresa
Look closely one of the political prisoner’s pants patched with the hair of his mother
See the weapons and the uniform used by ex-dictator Enver Hoxha during Liberation War
English professional local guide (Available in French, Italian and German)
Entrance fee included
What You can Expect
Your guide will meet you at the entrance of museum. Once inside, you will visit all pavilions and galleries starting from the ancient period where you learn about Illyrian origin of the Albanians. Next you visit other pavilions such as the middle Ages, Independence, the Anti Fascism War and Renaissance. These pavilions are not only full of history, documents and statues but also with rare objects as Mors telegraph device (1896) used by the Interim Government during 1912-1914, as well as the riffle of Walter Audicios, one of the executors of Benito Mussolini.
In the pavilion of communism you will discover bitter evidences of persecution, original execution documents and political prisoners list, as well an improvised prisoner cell.
You will get to know more about Albanian origin of Mother Teresa by visiting a pavilion dedicated to her and watch closely some of her personal objects.
Entrance fee in the museum
Professional local guide in English (Available also in French, Italian and German
Please note that Monday the museum remains closed.
You are free to choose your visit between 10am to 3pm
Museum time table: 10am-5pm