National Museum of Medieval Art

National Museum of Medieval Art

National Museum of Medieval Art
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Collected in variously coloured rooms are some excellent frescoes, iconostases and other works from some of the best artisans of the craft produced in what is today Albania. Photographs were not allowed inside. It was renovated in 2016. Works from Onufri and the Zografi brothers are on display among the some 7,000 items in the collection. The museum is in the S/E sector of the city, on Fan Noli Boulevard. The museum is a visual treat.
Written 26 June 2022
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,925 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Visited as part of an organised tour group

Entrance fees at door. Looks closed but there is a bell to ring
Hundreds of icons. Amazing art and you can get up close to them (far too close in reality)
Just a few steps to get to the upper level
Written 28 September 2022
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Franko H
Pogradec, Albania26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The National Museum of Medieval Art is a captivating journey through time, showcasing an impressive array of Orthodox Church icons that breathe life into the religious and artistic traditions of the medieval era. The meticulous curation extends beyond icons, offering a diverse collection of artifacts like Bibles and cups, providing insights into the material culture of the time. A standout feature is the faithful recreation of a medieval church interior, enhancing the authenticity of the experience. This museum is a must-visit, providing a rich and enlightening exploration of medieval craftsmanship and religious devotion.
Written 27 November 2023
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c-lantro
Seattle74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
The building appeared closed, but with the help of some locals, they called for the docent on the 2nd floor from the courtyard and when the docent opened the window after hearing his name, told him that I was interested in seeing the muzeu (as I don't speak Albanian). Admission was 200leke, with a quick guide on the layout of the spaces (chronological) by the docent in English, then he stood by for questions as I perused. Incredible paintings on wooden doors and plaques from as early as the 15/16th century. We should be thankful that these pieces of history made it through the centuries relatively intact, especially during periods of occupation and the Communist regime, for us to witness pieces of our past. Do not let the seemingly closed building deter you from exploring the exhibit, it was well worth the 45min-1hour if you are in the area.
Written 6 December 2014
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pisumcorporum
Reading, UK208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Good to see that these treasures have been collected and are now curated and cared for. Amazing collection, which might repay more time than you will have to examine them. An invaluable crib list for all the Byzantine frescoes you either have or will see. A few minutes here will enliven your visits to dim and dusty frescoes which you may now be able to identify. Worth a try.
Written 4 October 2014
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richard h
Whidbey Island, WA291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Difficult place to find as locals do not seem aware of it. Man in charge of museum speaks excellent English
Written 21 May 2014
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Robin A
Devon, UK202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015
This museum was an unexpected delight. Our group was tired that day, but spending an hour there revived us all: we could easily have spent much longer. The collection includes medieval art from all over Albania, but also includes later pieces as well. The many representations of St George slaying various types of dragons were memorable. No photography allowed, and the curator keeps a protective eye on everything. They tell an interesting story about how the art was preserved through the communist era... It is a shame there is no book of their collection; one can imagine what else is collected but not on show (not enough space). They do however have a beautiful book of Albanian iconography for sale. And: wonderful air conditioning!
Written 25 July 2015
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Joanne
Lake Mary, FL2,071 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Friends
Fantastic icons from 14th-19th centuries. You cannot take photos inside, but it was a relief going in on a very hot day and they keep it air conditioned to preserve the icons. Worth about ½ hour. The guide speak English and is very enthusiastic to show you around.
Written 21 July 2015
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TravelbugVietnam
Vietnam1,648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
This museum is hidden away in the back streets, but our guide knew where it was. The icons are beautifully displayed and are arranged in chronological order, so you can see the development of various artists over periods of time. The man in charge spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about icons in general. He was happy to answer all our questions. He even had a few icons for sale. This is an important collection and must be preserved. Don't miss it.

Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos as these icons are very precious.
Written 25 October 2014
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Albion14
Pristina, Kosovo10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Great collection of medieval art. Very important place for albanian history. Aurel was very friendly and we enjoyed our history talk.
Written 5 June 2014
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