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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului)

Soseaua Kiseleff 3, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
021 317 96 60
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Ranked #25 of 113 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are fascinated with romanias beautiful traditional costumes, as I am, you should not miss this museum. The museum shop is also fascinating with heaps and piles of costume parts for sale. Near the metro station piata victoriei. Do remember you have to pay extra for the permission to use a camera inside the museum. The woman at admissions... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Together with the "National gallery" of the National Museum of Arts and Zambaccian (small) museum, The Peasant Museum holds high the standards of museums in Bucharest. A visit is a journey of introspection. It challenges one to seek answers to the Questions of life while offering you the chance to contemplate the answers found and expressed in the everyday life... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

It's not easy to find because the's no sign to museum with English name only Romanian, but if found it probably won't disappoint you. It has pretty nice and diverse collection of items used by people living in villages. It's not huge museum so it won't overwhelm you and you walk away happy but not tired. The one upset is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I walked past this several times before realising the name was in Romanian- Muzeul Taranului. A really good museum, with beautiful items of Romanian life displayed in creative and inventive ways in beautiful rooms. A starkly contrasting basement exhibition is an interesting addition. Staff were really friendly but strictly no photos allowed! It cost 8 Lei for an adult and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Ok, a couple things about this place. 1. They do a very poor job of explaining the flow of the museum. After you pay, first go through the left wing (as you're facing the entrance). There are laminated sheets near the doorway of most rooms, and these have information on pieces in the room in multiple languages. Unfortunately there aren't... More

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48 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very interesting museum in an impressing building with a huge amount of exhibits. However, I kind of missed a logical order in the exhibition, a golden thread to follow, detailed information about the exhibits. As far as I've understood this concept was intended, but I still didn't really like it. It's worth a short visit, though.

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South Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Cheap to visit this museum, and so much to see. its an extensive collection of folk arts, costumes, family life for the Romanian peasants through out history. Small bit in basement about Lenin. Best museum I visited in Bucharest

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Very nice museum. Loved the exhibit of the pottery outfits and the communist room(basement). Make sure you go around the back of the museum for the BEST market in town. Authentic crafts from Romanians themselves. Hand crafted items. There is a museum shop but I would recommend supporting the local artist and if the crafters are there buy from them... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Textiles, traditional costumes, a cottage, a mill, Orthodox art and artifacts, and even a live traditional market out in back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here. Whilst the building is impressive, the displays are somewhat lacking in presentation with hand written notes, a plethora of attendants on mobile phones and little in the way of notes to satisfy non-Romanian speakers.

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