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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
Brasov, Romania
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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an excellent morning at this Museum seeing the textile exhibition, many many folk costumes, and especially important for me, a detailed exposition and display of the 'Turca'. This ancient, seasonal fertility ritual is performed at Christmas with dancers, carol dinners and a horned and masked animal figure with multiple layers of symbolism through cloth, colour, ribbon and bells.... More 

Thank SueJennings
Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank lornallan
Suceava County, Romania
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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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.

Thank AnaMaria7401
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Char H
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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 

Thank joyce g
Lao Cai, Vietnam
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155 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bornean
Brasov, Romania
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank AncaGarcia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Carl M
Brasov, Romania
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143 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 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).

Thank Emanuel S
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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