We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului)

Address: Soseaua Kiseleff 3, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: 021 317 96 60
Website
Improve this listing
74%
Ranked #19 of 91 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums

Hotels near Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului)

Write a Review

198 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    86
    62
    31
    17
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bucharest, Romania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The building is very nice but the exhibition is not so impressive, as compared with the Village Museum. However, you can participate to several events organized in the building, including a cinema for old or international movies (others than western).

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, UK
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
5 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For my money this museum, along with the Stavropoleos church, is one of the two sights that no visitor to Bucharest should miss (well, you can go to the Parliament Palace if you want, if only to point and laugh at the excess). On one level the museum contains exactly what you would expect - displays of peasant artefacts, religious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The museum was fine way to spend an hour...nothing too special. The museum staff is quite rude and made my experience unpleasant. They will follow you through the museum; perhaps it's an interactive way to demonstrate the secret police.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The entrance fee is small and the rewards are plenty. You will dive into a world of traditions and folklore that are stored inside the walls of that museum. Well worth the visit. They don't have a good, modern system of describing the objects. Unfortunately, there is no brochure or guide or anything available besides a number or a code... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) costs 8 Lei ( Oct 25 2014 ) and must be visited to get an idea of Romanian rural life. The exhibits are neatly displayed and well maintained. Though english text is not always available to explain all the exhibits, you will get a good idea of the background and environment that typical rural... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Crewe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There is not much information in English (not that I feel there should be) or information in general. The idea I think is to get a feel from the exhibits about the way people lived in the past. This is something you would not get in the UK. Things are generally more organised and commercialised. The UK could learn from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Peasant museum is well designed to cover different aspects of Romanian national identity. It tells stories of the people who lived generations before. They also give hints of how the current day Romanian identity is formed over the years. There are different exhibits from daily items, religious items to a reconstructed 70's classroom. Even more impressive were the giant mills... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We visited the Peasant Museum. Excellent exhibit, with very clear descriptions on cards in English. Unfortunate that they charge 60 lei (about $16) to take photos, which I was not willing to pay. That limits my enthusiasm for the museum somewhat. More and more museums have unrestricted photo priviledges. Costumes were great, lots of icons, 2 complete buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have to confess: I didn't visit the museum because I didn't have time. I was looking for gifts to take home and visited the shop. Excellent. It's packed with embroidered peasant blouses and shirts made of heavy linen, ceramics, rugs, leather ware, icon paintings on glass, decorated eggs, jewelry, wooden boxes and painted spoons, etc. You'll need time to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A friend recommended me to go there. I enjoyed my tour, they have great exhibition projects. It’s a museum that lets you discover the Romanian history and spirit throughout manuscripts, pictures and objects. Remember there was this room all planned as an old reconstructed Romanian peasant room and, inside of it (in general the rule is not to touch the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului) also viewed

 

Been to Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?