My hometown, Constanta has a rich history and a lot of cool places to visit. As it hosts the biggest port in Romania, Constanta couldn’t do without a place to honor the history of the Romanian Navy. All the local people know about it, but when it comes to tourists, they are bound to miss out on this unique museum.
You won’t bump into the Navy Museum unless you dig deep into the city as this place is hidden somewhere near the Constanta Port. It is very near to the old part of town, situated on a narrow street full of huge trees called Traian Street. Next to it there are some restaurants and a hotel, so you wouldn’t think there’s something interesting further on. But if you give Traian Street a chance, the huge anchor placed right at the museum’s entrance, on the grass, will catch your eye and you’ll be eager to go inside!
The building was built in 1909 and until 1969, it hosted the Navy School. The museum is the only one of its kind in Romania. It tells the story of the naval history of Romania, starting from Antiquity. The artifacts are chronologically exhibited which makes the story very easy to follow. You can find everything from coins, official letters, uniforms and legal documents to parts of ships, ship models, guns, maps and dummies.
It is quite a unique experience, one that every tourist must try!
Entrance fee: about 2 Euros and about 1 Euro for students
Photo tax: about 3 Euros
Video tax: about 5 Euros
Schedule: 9:00 – 17:00