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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului)

Soseaua Kiseleff 3, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
021 317 96 60
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Ranked #18 of 92 attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Boom, Belgium
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230 reviews 230 reviews
191 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I didn't like the peasant museum. I can understand some people will love it but I was not impressed. The collection is quite big but not that nice according to me.

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Between the 2 world wars period, one of the a well-known sociologist - Dimitrie Gusti had a very interesting and bright idea to make known the value of the old Romanian peasant house building heritage. Each area of Romania has a specificity in building the houses. A style. That why genuine houses from the countryside, made of natural materials -... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My biggest regret with seeing the peasant museum was underestimating the size, content, and amount of time I would need there. I wish I had been able to set aside an entire day, as the content is vast and intricate and really deserves more time than I was able to set aside. The curators did an amazing job of evoking... More

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a not to be missed museum in Bucherest! We felt at one with the country after visiting this museum. The displays are unusual and one really feels a unity with the Romanians. It is very enlightening. The gift shop and restaurant are worth a visit too. The salads in the restaurant really hit the spot after a morning... More

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Moline, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A must see. I could have spent many more hours. Handcrafts made as part of the exhibits which the artists sell. There is a wide variety of dwellings through the ages. Loved the friendly roosters, who had free run of the area.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a GREAT museum! Don't miss the exhibit on the top floor that compares all the different ethnic costumes--it's fascinating!

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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876 attraction reviews
452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were really counting on this museum to be sort of a highlight in Bucharest, but, unfortunately, it turned out to be one of the more pathetic excuses for a museum - anywhere. The museum includes several halls and rooms with numerous exhibits, including pots, clothes and working tools, all somehow connected to the life of Romania's poor peasants. Unfortunately,... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

There are a few nice museums in Bucharest where you could go, but this is one of them. It is original, the building is great, the time spent there is very relaxing and enjoyable. Don't expect it to be like the archeological museum in Athens, cause it is not, by far. But you can find there nice traditional pottery, objects... More

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Oxford, England
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240 reviews 240 reviews
139 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My tour guide said don’t go here but I went anyway as it was recommended in my guide book to spend the "best part of a day here". I was very disappointed. I only stayed for 20 minutes. Luckily I had a City Card so only cost 2 lei. I totally agree with comments made by “Dorsetbruce”. I wonder if... More

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Lititz, PA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Funky, off-beat and very interesting display of pottery, clothing and other aspects of village life. Don't miss the display on Communism in the basement.

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