Museums in Albania

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Displaying a great deal of national pride, Albania offers tourists and locals alike a plethora of museums which celebrate the nation’s finest craftsman and artists, while also delving into its storied history. 

Ethnographic Museum

This museum highlights Albanian crafts, including furniture and embroideries, with some items dating back over 500 years. These pieces are made of various materials, like ceramic, silk, wood and stone.

Independence Museum 

Granted independence in 1912, Albania’s first government kept its offices in this very building. Today the museum plays host to a series of historic documents and relics relating to the fight for independence.

National Arts Gallery 

Established in 1954, the National Arts Gallery celebrates work by visual artists, socialist realist painters and sculptors, as well as a series of icons dating back to the 13th century.

National Education Museum 

The National Education Museum dedicates itself to the study of the Albanian alphabet and language. The museum originally opened in 1887.

National Historic Museum 

This massive complex houses the largest collection of items in Albania, retelling the nation’s history through art and historic objects. The range of artifacts date all the way back to antiquity and all the way up until the 1912 culmination of the National Renaissance.

National Museum of Medieval Art 

The National Museum of Medieval Art houses over 7,000 pieces of art from that era, including paintings of icons and textile works.

Skanderbeg Museum 

Positioned inside the Kruje Castle, the Skanderbeg Museum commemorates the life and times of Albania’s revered national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, a man who fought against the oppressive Ottoman Empire. 

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Ethnographic Museum

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Scanderbeg Museum - Kruje

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Museum of Scanderbeg in Kruje is the history of Hero of Albania.

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