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Museum of History and Archeology

Tourist attraction Museum History museum

One of the Best Places To Visits in Mangalia


E87, Mangalia 905500, Romania



+40 341 566 915

Rating on Google Maps

4.50 (1K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Wednesday: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Monday: 9 am to 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am to 7 pm

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  • 5/5 Codin C. 1 year ago on Google • 181 reviews
    A unique museum, as it shelters (below a modern-built cone mimicking the tumulus that covered) the tomb containing a papyrus. There is a nice way to understand the 'historical road' from Callatis to Mangalia. My mother, one of the archaeologists uncovering some items on display, used to be its director till 90's. The lack of funds and marketing is easily perceived...
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Mihai P. 3 years ago on Google • 119 reviews
    That's museum are as the ,,cheer leader" which looks good, promise much, had potential and after 10 years you'll see as cheep waitress. Interesting but too small for such big history! Should see the only one tomb where was discovered a papyrus in Romania!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Solomon B. 10 months ago on Google • 85 reviews
    The museum is amazing. There are very nice artifacts especially in the underground room and there are many of them that were influenced by the Greek history. The personnel was friendly and always willing to help and also the souvenirs were quite different from everything else at the seaside.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Octav P. 4 years ago on Google • 110 reviews
    Most artifacts lack the full story. Coins are labeled bronze greek, bronze roman, no denomination mentioned, no story about what you could buy with a as or denari, where they were found, what message they carried on them etc. The tumular tomb with papyrus looks pretty sketchy, like some amateurs dug it up and forgot to put together the broken frescoes, statues and columns that lay around it. History museums are supposed to tell a story, bring back to life ancient people, not just display some clay amphoras and bronze objects...
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 George T. 2 years ago on Google • 50 reviews
    One of the most interesting museums in the area. A reminder of a great ancient civilisation , also a homage for archeologists and historians and their efforts to unearth, preserve and promote a piece of local heritage.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Mircea D. 5 years ago on Google
    It is a small museum with all kinds of artifacts collected in the area of the old polis Callatis. The ticket price is very small, 5 ron for adults and 2.5 ron for children, if I remember correctly. You don't get a guide and the text descriptions around the museum are very short. But it is not like they have a lot to describe. All you can see there is basically small statuete, carvings, pot pieces and small tool parts. Now, this is not a negative review. I really enjoyed the place. I also like the souvenirs available. The place is also one of the very few touristic attractions you can visit in Mangalia. So if you are spending your time in Mangalia it is worth to spend some time in this museum.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jean-Marie D. 8 months ago on Google • 31 reviews
    We were nicely welcome and even allowed with the dog in. Very nice, cultural moment in it time in Mangalia.

  • 5/5 liviu z. 4 years ago on Google • 22 reviews
    It's a must see this very interesting place with a very nice guide there. They can do the presentation in 4-5 languages and you will see very rare arheologic pieces

  • 5/5 Rodica N. 2 years ago on Google
    One of the most interesant museums about the ancient colonies at the Black Sea Coast!

  • 4/5 V В �. 1 year ago on Google
    Good museum

  • 5/5 Gheorghe-Aurel I. 1 year ago on Google
    Overwhelming experience. Great staff. I would like to see more reproductions of actual exponates from within at the shop.

  • 5/5 Veselin H. 2 years ago on Google
    nice historical place to visit.tiket 1 euro

  • 5/5 Eddy H. 4 years ago on Google
    Well done displays, if you want you can pay a small fee to be accompanied by a guide through the museum and crypt replica. Overall a very interesting museum.

  • 4/5 Simion B. 1 year ago on Google
    The museum has a potential to become a great history place, thanks to all the well preserved objects.

  • 4/5 Bogdan M. 1 year ago on Google
    Competent museum curator although a small institution!

  • 3/5 Brent A. 2 years ago on Google
    It is ok, not big building. Lots of similar collections, not much new even though there is no papyrus to display, just pictures. However you still feel you are kind of walking into the history of civilisation there.

  • 5/5 Dragutoiu M. 2 years ago on Google
    Nice museum. A lot of pottery and other artifacts.

  • 5/5 Radu N. 1 year ago on Google • 12 reviews
    Very interesting! A beautiful lesson of history.

  • 5/5 octavian n. 9 months ago on Google
    Very nice place on the Black Sea coast

  • 5/5 Teodor R. 2 years ago on Google
    Great museum with an amazing display of historical elements that show the strong connection between this city and the roman civilization. Low price also with a discount for students and for the elderly.

  • 5/5 Daria V. 9 months ago on Google
    Impressive exhibits! I was easily immersed in the beautiful atmosphere of the past

  • 5/5 Zpowqi 3. 8 months ago on Google
    Well mantained museum displaying very interesting artifacts

  • 4/5 Vitalie B. 8 months ago on Google
    Small but very nice museum!

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