The collection consists of 22292 objects (the core fund), which came from archaeological excavations, random finds, acquisitions, donations, and transfers and date back to the Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron Ages, Roman Era, pre-feudal period, and the Middle Ages....
It contains the objects of historical and memorial significance, dated from the 19th – 20th centuries, which are destined to recompose the ambience of bygone centuries, to reconstruct in exhibitions the atmosphere in which Moldavian cultural, historical, and political figures of the past lived and worked....
The Museum owns authentic weapons of the 16th – 20th centuries, of western, eastern, and Russian (for the most part) origin. The collection consists of all the types of cold steel and fire-arms: offensive, defensive, missile, and hunting weapons....
The collection consists of: Coins of diverse times and countries of issue. There are ancient coins of Greek, Getae-Dacian, and Roman origin, medieval coins of local and foreign issues (the Ottoman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the United Provinces, Hungary, Poland, etc.); series of modern coins...
The collection includes 15 941 objects and consists of: Photographs (originals and copies), taken in photo studios in Moldova, Romania, Russia, and other European countries during 1860 - 2010, which can be attributed to many genres: photo portrait, landscape, ethnographic, documentary, and artistic photography, etc....
The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
The permanent exhibition of the museum is conceived and realized by a group of specialists who have chosen the way of presentation based on strict scientific subjects in accordance with chronology and supported by expressive force of exhibits, these original evidences representing the historical and archaeological heritage preserved in the museum.
The exhibition space covers an area of 1,700 sq. m. and is used optimally, observing all the conservation and safety requirements.
The exhibition illustrates the history of Moldova from the oldest times to the present, in its ensemble and succession, by means of authentic and revealing exhibits, which impartially show economic, cultural, political, and social development of the human society in this geographic area in different historical times. By means of historical documentary and artistic objects the exhibition presents the originality and peculiarities of formation of the Moldavian people.
Museum visitors become introduced in the atmosphere of different times by means of some explanatory exhibits and specific museum reconstructions of different social, economic, and cultural environments characteristic of different strata and stages of the development of society.
Entrance fees:adults - 10 MDL, pensioners, adults with moderate disabilities / disability of the 3rd degree, students - 5 MDL, school students - 2 MDL
Free access: Preschool children (under 7 years), children from residential institutions, children (under 18 years) with disabilities and their accompanying, adults with severe and obvious disabilities (disability of the 1st and 2nd degree), military conscripts, official and cultural delegations (within the opening hours of the museum), employees of the national museum network, Ministry of Culture, and national institutions in the field of cultural heritage, ICOM and ICOMOS card holders.
Free Wi-Fi Zone in the museum: In the courtyard of the National History Museum of Moldova there is Wi-Fi Internet access for visitors.