National Museum of Independence

Established in 1936, the museum is housed in a building where operations of the very first Albanian government took place. The Museum of Independence in Vlora is strategically positioned in a location that testifies to its significance, near the port, with a beautiful view of the sea. This modest, two-story house is filled with the weight of history!

Founded in 1936, this museum is considered to be the first one in Albania. This national museum offers the most comprehensive information regarding the most culminating events in the life of a country. It was in the famous balcony of this bright yellow, traditional house that Ismail Qemali raised the Albanian flag in 1912 and claimed independance.  The reconstructed rooms from the beginning of the 20th century present documents and objects related to the revival of an independent state.