Museums and Exhibitions

The museums and galleries are a priceless dowry belonging to the cultural patrimony of the Central Transylvania counties.

A tour of this beautiful Romanian region is an occasion for you to encounter a number of exhibits from various fields: archaeology, history, ethnography, natural sciences etc.

Alba

Undoubtedly, the main attraction in terms of museums in Alba County is the National Museum of Union in Alba Iulia, one of the most valuable in Romania. Every year over 50,000 visitors from the country and from abroad cross its threshold. There’s a permanent exhibition in its premises dedicated to the Union of December 1st, as well as an ethnographic exhibition.

Other objectives worth mentioning in Alba County: “Lucian Blaga” Memorial House, Aiud Museum of Natural Sciences, Rosia Montana Mining Museum, Blaj “Augustin Bunea” Museum of History, Sebes City Museum of History, Lupsa Ethnographic Museum, the Village Museum of Loman, “Avram Iancu” Memorial Museum, Aiud City Museum of History.

Sibiu

The piece de resistance of the County is the Brukenthal National Museum of Sibiu, the cultural institution with a reputation that has crossed the borders of Romania.

The Museum consists of Brukenthal Palace, the Museum of History, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Pharmacy History, the Museum of Arms and Hunting Trophies. The Brukenthal Palace, where the headquarters of the museum operates, is one of the most important Baroque monuments in our country.

In the Brukenthal National Museum the visitors can enjoy numerous temporary exhibitions, but also a few that are open all year round (collection of Anatolian carpets, the permanent exhibition of Romanian art).

It’s worth making a trip to the Museum of Icons and Religious Objects as well, Mihai Eminescu House (Sibiu), where you’ll find a collection of wooden and glass icons, religious objects, religious Romanian and Slavonic books.

Other museum references in Sibiu County: Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization, “Franz Binder” Museum of Universal Ethnography, “ASTRA” National Museum Complex, “Octavian Goga” Memorial Collection of Rasinari, Turnisor CFR Museum, Museum of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese, “Badea Cartan” Museum etc.

Covasna

You can find a wide variety of museums in Covasna as well. Here are some of the main attractions of this region: Sfantu Gheorghe Székely National Museum, Sfantu Gheorghe Art Museum, Sfantu Gheorghe Museum of Eastern Carpathians, Targu Secuiesc Museum of Guilds History, Pal-Cernat Haszmann Museum, Baraolt City Museum, Batanii Mici “Benedek Elek” Memorial House, Sfantu Gheorghe “Gyarfas Jeno” Memorial House.

Brasov

If you arrived in Brasov County, we suggest you to visit the First Romanian School Museum, where you’ll find “traces of Coresi Deacon’s activity, the greatest Romanian scholar and printer of the 16th century”. Here you will also find Coresi’s printing press, as well as the booklet of the first Romanian operetta (“Crai nou” – New King by Ciprian Porumbescu).

You can make a stop at the County Museum of History, where you can visit the permanent exhibition entitled “Brasov – history, culture and civilization” (over 3,300 exhibits).

You can also visit: Brasov Art Museum, “Gheorghe Dima” Memorial House, Evangelical Parish House, Bran Museum, Museum of Ethnography, “Mureseni House” Museum, “George Baritiu” Memorial House, “Stefan Baciu” Memorial House, “Johannes Honterus” Memorial House.

Mures

In Mures area you should not miss the Mures County Museum, with several distinct sections operating within its premises, such as: archaeology – history, art, natural sciences, ethnography and folk art. Over 70,000 exhibits can be admired within the museum, which proudly possesses in its patrimony one of the most beautiful Carpathian stag trophies in the world.

In the same county we can also mention the History Museum of Sighisoara, the Ethnographic Museum of Reghin and Tarnaveni Municipality History Museum.

Harghita

A special museum located in Harghita is Praid Salt Mine Museum where salt crystals are exhibited, as well as instruments and tools used in extraction and transport of salt, but also folk art objects.

Worth visiting objectives: Ciuc Szekler Museum, Criseni Straw Hats Museum (there can be found the largest wearable hat in Romania), Jigodin “Nagy Imre” Memorial House, Miercurea Ciuc Olt and Superior Mures Rivers Museum, Cristuru Secuiesc “Istvan Molnar” City Museum, Lupeni “Tamasi Aron” Memorial House, Odorheiul Secuiesc “Tompa Laszlo” Memorial House.

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