Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Taranului Roman)

Address: Sos. Kiseleff 3


Opened in 1906, the museum features the richest folk art collection in Romania, with over 90,000 artifacts that trace the colorful and diverse cultural life of the Romanian people. The Pottery Collection includes some 18,000 items, representative of the most important pottery centres in the country. The oldest ceramic item found in the museum bears the inscription 1746. Equally impressive, the Costume Collection comprises almost 20,000 traditional folk costumes, some dating from the beginning of the 19th century, giving visitors insight into the styles and traditions of the Romanian peasants.
Reestablished on February 5th 1990, the Romanian Peasant Museum is the continuator of a long museological tradition. In 1906 the first autonomous museum for peasant art was established. Lucky circumstances brought the art historian Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcaş as its first director. He renamed the institution the Ethnography and National Art Museum and from 1912 on, the National Art Museum. During the 40 years of Tzigara Samurcaş’ leadership the museum was in the avant-garde of European museology.

Adult – 6 lei
Child, Student – 1,5 lei
Senior – 3 lei

Every 26th day of the month
ICOM member

Audio guide (in Romanian, French, English, German) – 10 RON
Photo (unprofessional) – 50 RON
Photo (professional) – 150 RON

How to get to the museum:
By Underground (metro)
The nearest underground stations to the Museum are:
Piaţa Victoriei I and Piaţa Victoriei II

By bus
The following buses stop near the Museum:
300 – Stop on Muzeul Taranului Roman

By bicycle
There are bike racks inside the Museum gates on Monetariei Street.

Opening times
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm (5 pm – last admission)
Closed on Monday

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