Muzeul Astra
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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ASTRA Museum is the largest open air museum from Europe and the most complete (traditional architecture, crafts, events, exhibitions a.s.o.), more than 10 km alleys and over 400 buildings of wood, stone, brick reconstructed in the museum to illustrate the everyday/ daily life of the ancestors who lived in villages of Romania. Diversity, multicultural and tradition preserved and relived in The Open Air Museum from Dumbrava Forest are the main assets of the ASTRA Museum.
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK2,498 contributions
Oct 2022
The museum is located on a large site just outside Sibiu. It is described as the largest outdoor museum in Europe and with around 10km of paths around the site, realistically a full day is needed to do the museum justice. The work involved in dismantling historic properties and constructions around Romania and reassembling them on this site is astounding and it is clear work is still ongoing.
You are handed a map of the site on entry.
The experience is very good but there are a few factors which prevented us giving the museum top marks and it mainly revolved around administration on the site. Although there are several cafes on site, only one near the windmills actually serves food, which was unfortunate as we passed this near the start of our walk and had to backtrack across the park at lunchtime to buy some food. There is also very little information on each construction apart of some which were sponsored by three EEC countries and these had good levels of explanatory information. There is also quite a lot of duplication of buildings with a similar design and purpose which adds considerably to the time it takes to get round the site. Also most of the larger buildings were locked shut so in the main peering through windows was the only option. While acknowledging staffing constraints, it would have been useful to have a small number of houses fully open.
Having said all this, we fully enjoyed our visit and it is certainly worth taking time out to see the attraction which gives a very good impression of Romania in times past.
Ample parking is available outside the main gates.
Written October 23, 2022
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Zekid71
Munich, Germany90 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Very interesting visit giving an impression of the households 2 centuries ago. Not crowded at all during the week. Price very reasonable (only 1.5eur for a kid and 7 EUR for an adult).
The zoo costs extra, not sure worth it, looks rather small, we didn't visit it'
Written September 5, 2022
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CMK79
Magherafelt, UK192 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a huge outdoor museum. We visited on a beautiful November afternoon, so the autumn colours were beautiful. We had a lovely time. Its easily accessible with the number 13 bus from Sibiu. We also are at one of the on sight restaurants which was very well priced and served tasty local food.

I have knocked off a star as it became a little 'samey' by the time we were half way round. I'm guessing at busier times there are maybe more displays and demos, perhaps this should be reflected in the entrance fee for off-peak visits. The map we were given was very simple. There was some info on display, but this was very limited too. Having a few people dotted around telling a story or two would make a big difference.
Nonetheless, we had a lovely afternoon here and would still very much recommend a visit.
Written November 14, 2022
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dananoe1996
47 contributions
Nov 2022
We visited the museum on a nice, sunny November Saturday, very good for an outgoing. From the beginning you are surprised as there is no map to explain the large area covered by the museum. nobody handed us a map (but i found one when i exited). Large areas that could be used for a diversity of things are desolated. None of the houses was open. Most of them had the fence closed also. most of them are in ruins. no explanations about origins, maybe a map of Romania showing from where the respective house is coming... nothing. just some names without any connection. nobody to ask a thing. But, in the large entrance hall, while i was filling in the review, four ladies were chatting friendly, safely, in the cubicle reserved for the museum personnel. so, it was really boring and we felt that we paid for nothing
Written November 8, 2022
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Butterstoneman
Scotland173 contributions
Mar 2022
I went mid-week on a cold March morning so the place was almost deserted. This did not detract from the many varied and fascinating old houses that have been rebuilt here. The site is enormous and you could easily spend a whole day here. I have visited similar museums of this type in differerent countries, but this was the best. I would have appreciated if there was more information avaialable in English about each house.
Written March 20, 2022
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Maria752013
Bucharest, Romania654 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
This is a very special place that I have visited twice in 3 days, due to the fact that it is very large, is full of tradition and very interesting because there are specific types of houses from Romania, all gathered in the same place. So you can walk for hours here, admire the houses and the beauty of the nature, there are a lot of trees, green area and a lake. The ticket can be bought from the entrance ( 25 Ron/ cca 5 euro). An interesting fact is that there is available a connection entrance between Astra Museum and the Zoo.
Overall a beautiful experience full of history in the middle of the nature.
Written August 16, 2020
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Gabriela
Timisoara, Romania38 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Reprezentative museum for romanian history and etnography. It's a must see in Sibiu, Romania!

The price for entrance is 35 lei.

It is an open air museum. A simple walk through the 96 ha museum and you will discover the rural live of romanians from old times.

It's wonderful! We enjoyed every house hold presented in the museum. I highly recommend visiting this museum!
Written December 4, 2022
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Chayna
Cluj-Napoca, Romania13 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
I went there on Sunday and we spent at least three hours walking into the nature watching all the romanian houses and construction that are kept in this museum. At the entrance you can get a free map of the museum, I found it very helpful because of the huge dimension of the park. Gardens are provided of games spots for kids, guaranteeing a time of peace for parents that brings their children. There are also spots selling food and beverage, the path is very long and a break is needed. The only problem we had was with the QR codes of the houses that were not working. They should fix this problem so people can better understand what they're looking at.
In some houses you can also see ancient objects and some others have animals (we met sheep, donkey, goose, cats and dogs). It is possible to go inside by bike and enjoy the ride with your friends/family.
If you go to Sibiu you cannot miss this place
Written February 1, 2021
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Teodora P
Cluj-Napoca, Romania19 contributions
Sep 2021
I really suggest to plan a whole day in this place. You have enough to visit and there are places you can grab a bite or a drink inside. It is beautiful, the collection of traditional houses is truly impressive. I read that it's the second biggest outdoor museum in the world, so if you're around, don't miss it.
Written September 27, 2021
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Fane Babanul
Rishon Lezion, Israel1,963 contributions
Sep 2022
Must see in Sibiu. You can see farmer houses from all over Romania, plus some village wood churches.
Some rooms contain peasant furniture, beddings and clothes, but they can be seen only from outside.
Your children will appreciate the wood toys manufacturing corner.
This is the only Sibiu museum open on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Written September 21, 2022
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Thank you for your kind review and you'll be more than welcome at your next future visit of ASTRA Open Air Museum from Dumbrava Forest!
Written September 27, 2022
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