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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului)

Soseaua Kiseleff 3, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
021 317 96 60
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Ranked #23 of 109 Attractions in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Krakow
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
47 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
48 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Stafford
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

even if you are living in Bucharest or you are a tourist, you should visit it. It is a great museum representing the history of the Romanian peasant. Although it is so much more about this subject that could be represented! i am not so happy that they are using old methods of representing the exponats. They should look to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

One of the most extensive collections anywhere of Romanian peasant culture with extensive dress and art collections and rebuilt structures. It will take several hours to see it all but it's a very educational and well curated collection.

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