Muzeul Astra
Muzeul Astra
4.5
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
Friday
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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Curiosity826660
24 contributions
Mar 2023
This museum allows you to see different old houses from across Romania without having to travel to each of the different regions. It is a very worthwhile and interesting visit. One of the highlights was an old church that from the outside had a tall steep roof, but the inside was like being under a bridge with a barrel-shaped roof. The wood and paintings were a sight to behold.

The houses were fascinating, but many appeared to be having new signs and information plaques ready for the spring when visitor numbers increase. These would have been helpful to already have in place. There were numerous granaries, but I had no idea what they were until near the end, where one had a sign stating its purpose.

By the time one gets to the last building one is almost punch-drunk with it all. There is a very nice cafe near the windmills to take a break and have something to eat - very reasonably priced too.

Very much recommended.
Written March 17, 2023
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK2,636 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, Romania655 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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Terry L
London, UK7 contributions
Jan 2023
Definitely come and visit if you are in Sibiu. It can get a bit chilly in the winter but walking through the museum makes you forget about the cold. It was simply amazing and I've spent close to 4 hour inside (including a lucnh break).
Written January 29, 2023
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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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