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The Etnography Museum of Brasov

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Address: Bulevardul Eroilor, nr. 21 A, Brasov 505600, Romania
Phone Number: +40 (0)268 260 790
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small museum with noticeable traditional Romanian Clothing

i like this small museum- it has a very solid clothing collection, not only single items but several complete outfits, so the visitor can learn about the people of the past. the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
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Brasov, Romania
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Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A wonderful display of traditional costumes and textile manufacturing techniques. The laminated sheets handed out with English translation of labels were poor, not numbered correctly or well translated. Very frustrating if you're interested in textiles. Possibly you might be lucky enough to find a member of staff who speaks English, or go with a Romanian friend.

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Suceava County, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

worth spending an hour or so in the three rooms that depict costumes and crafts from the surrounding villages of Brasov and Tara Barsei, with a working machine that the museograph had played for me.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We did take a short trip around the Ethnographic museum on an afternoon towards the end of our trip when we'd done everything else we wanted to do. When we visited there seemed to be a textile exhibition on. I had assumed there would also be the kind of 'standard/normal' museum but it certainly wasn't obvious if this was the... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There is an ethnographic museum like this also in Oslo that brings together the homes and churches from the countryside to show modern folks how they used to live. In Romania there were homes that look Tyrolean as well as some half sunk into the ground -- actually a clever way to be warmer in winter and cooler in summer.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We drove past and decided to explore this museum. What a gem! The well-preserved costumes gave me an idea of what Romanians used to wear. It explained why there is such beautiful embroidery in Romania. The curator was very helpful to lead us around and explain the exhibits to us. It helped that no other I visitors were around. There... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

i like this small museum- it has a very solid clothing collection, not only single items but several complete outfits, so the visitor can learn about the people of the past. the clothing is original and extremely well preserver - a real textile treasury. the entrance is extremely cheap so everybody can visit it and at the exit door people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

For starters the lady at the desk did not charge us in, we're not sure why but didn't complain! The textiles are interesting as are the other objects. We didn't spend much time here but it would've been good to read through all the laminated folder(in english) as the parts I did read seemed interesting.

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Brasov, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The area of Brasov has a lot to offer regarding its etnography, but you won`t find much in this hall(or better said room).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. We were the only attendees and were treated to a personal tour by the curator on duty. It was wonderful. Most of the interpretation is displayed in English -- very helpful. This should be a first stop for any traveler. The collection is rich and well conserved and exhibited. How amazing that the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I enjoyed the exhibition on weaving, and seeing the working Jacquard loom (computer predecessor, if you didn't already know that) is a treat.

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