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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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Rather small museum, but it totally worth a visit

Small fee and friendly staff, always ready to tell you a little bit more about the exhibits. The spices room was fascinating, and I also got a chance to see the tattoo expo in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2016
Oana B
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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can discover treasures of the home made clothes, real works of art who can put to shame any fashion creator. Really!!!!

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Thank Nicoleta O
Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Being a Computer Science graduate, I thought I knew the history of programming and the use of punched cards containing data represented by predefined holes. But, I was surprised to see a punched card machine dating back to the 19th century in the form of the Jacquard weaving loom. The museum operator turned on the loom and I watched in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Small fee and friendly staff, always ready to tell you a little bit more about the exhibits. The spices room was fascinating, and I also got a chance to see the tattoo expo in the last floor (which is only temporary). The museum also has a large shop, where you can buy things made by local artists.

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Thank Oana B
Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

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 

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Thank SueJennings
Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Thank lornallan
Suceava County, Romania
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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.

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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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Thank Char H
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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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 

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Thank joyce g
Lao Cai, Vietnam
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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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Thank Bornean
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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