Institution unde the Ministry of National Defence. The museum was located in several historic buildings and it moved to the present premises, the barracks of Regiment 21 Dorobanţi, in October 1988. The building date from 1898 and it underwent major overhauls between 1986 and 1987. The museum stock is divided into 38 collections - many of them unique samples in Romania. The most representative are: weapons (11,700); Romanian and foreign uniforms (18000); orders, medals, stamps and batches (8000); flags and standards (1000); paintings, sculptures and drawings (3200); horse riding accessories (420); ancient and mediaeval archaeology (4600); artillery (200); tanks (35); aviation items (37...0), etc. The museum presents the evolution of the Romanian army as part of the national history. Besides all this, it presents valuable exhibits illustrating: aviation and cosmology, weapons and armours; carriages and horse riding accessories, etc. Most valuable exhibits include: samples of the oldest fire arms and of artillery; rare military and civil orders and medals; airplanes, Romanian and foreign helicopters and tanks, the module of the spaceship „Soiuz 40”; works and historical documents from the 15th and 16th centuries. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure.