National Museum Of Ethnography And Natural History

The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History is the oldest museum in Moldova known for its rich collections of geological, paleontological, zoological, entomological, archaeological, ethnographic, and numismatic.

It was opened in October 1889 on the occasion of the first agricultural exhibition in Bessarabia, organized at the initiative of Baron A. Stuart. The museum has more than 135,000 pieces, including important exhibits about the natural history of Moldova. The museum is divided into 2 parts: the first looks at the flora and fauna of Moldova and the second to the people of Bessarabia, their customs and traditions. The museum building was built in 1905 in an oriental style by architect V. Tsigankov making it a unique building in Moldova. 


Mihai Kogalniceanu str. 82, Chisinau, Moldova.


Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Closed on Mondays


Tel: (+373 22) 244 002 / (+373 22) 240 056

Fax: +373 (22) 238 848

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Entry Fee:

5 – 15 MLD, free for children


Thematic exhibitions

Handicrafts workshops and master classes

Festivals or Events:

Traditional music & dance concerts


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