Bucharest

Sightseeing

[closed]Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman)

Note that the main part of the museum is currently closed for renovation. The shop remains open, as do some of the temporary exhibition galleries, and the courtyard still hosts craft and antique fairs most weekends.

The Peasant Museum is one of the most enjoyable in Bucharest, although it is difficult not to leave without feeling that it could be so much better. Housed in a wonderful red brick building designed by Nicolae Ghica-Budeşti, dating from 1912, the museum offers a range of exhibitions showing you all you need to know about the diverse and fascinating history of life around the Romanian countryside over the past four centuries. There are exhibitions covering all aspects of Romanian peasant life, from hand-painted Easter eggs and terracotta pottery to colourful religious icons and a huge range of traditional clothing. Replicas of some of what is on display can be bought in the excellent museum shop. Fittingly for the building that from 1948-89 was home to the Museum of the Communist Party and Romanian Revolutionary Workers Movement, there is a collectivisation exhibition in the basement. The Peasant Museum hosts excellent craft, gift and antique fairs in its courtyard almost every weekend. It also has a good café and bistro, with an open terrace.

Map

Social Links

Metro

Piata Victoriei

Tel / Fax

(+4) 021 317 96 61 / (+4) 021 317 96 60

Website

Email

info@muzeultaranuluiroman.ro

Price/Additional Info

Shop open 10:00 - 18:00.

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Over a year ago
Gill Forbes
Winchester UK
Museum was wonderful, but the only gift shop we could find was at the pay desk, with very little on sale. If there was another gift shop they hid it well!
Over a year ago
Peter Fay
England UK,
When I first entered the museum, it was initially unimpressive.However, the very intelligent and imformative young lady receptionist made me think otherwise.I was more than glad I listened to her!The museum contained so much of interest to anybody who wishes to understand the history of Romania and its people.A top class museum!
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