A former aristocratic residence, first built from 1846-50 but remodelled in 1892, this newly-renovated Belle Époque style building is located on Calea Victoriei, one of Bucharest's most historic thoroughfares. The Museum of Ages exhibition it houses is designed as a historical presentation of family, childhood and private lives in Bucharest over the past 300 years. The Lapidarium hosts a collection of frescoes saved from the Vacarescu Monastery, demolished in the 1980s. Can boast excellent staff, happy to answer questions and generally make visitors welcome. A refreshing change in this city.