The museum is housed in a building, which is a historical monument, named “Palatul Poştelor” (The Post-Office Palace). It is located in the area of the Old Historical Centre of Bucharest. The building was raised according to architect Al. Săvulescu’s (1847-1902) plans between 1894- 1899. His source of inspiration was the Palace of the Federal Post-Office of Geneva.
Today the National History of Romania has a rich patrimony ( including over 650,000 pieces, a number that keeps increasing every year, some of them being remarkable objects) organized in the following collections: pottery, lapidarium – tegularium , numismatics, philately, medals-seals, jewels, manuscripts, printed works, plastic arts, decorative art, historical photographs, engravings, maps, metal, weapons and equipment, textiles and furniture.