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The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico

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Kind staff and kind of interesting museum

I’m not too into museums like this, but I wanted to go to at least one museum in Cluj. This museum... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Nice museum

This is a small museum that gives you a glimpse of everyday rural life. Each room has a theme that... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Amy C
Erie, Pennsylvania
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Strada Memorandumului no. 21, Cluj-Napoca 400114, Romania
+40 264 592 344
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

I’m not too into museums like this, but I wanted to go to at least one museum in Cluj. This museum has displays of old gear Romanians used to use for hunting/fishing, agriculture and traditional Romanian things (pottery, clothes, fabrics, etc.). The reason I give...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. You have lots of old buildings from different areas in Romania, churches, mills, barns etc. It's worth visiting and the entrance ticket is cheap. You can also visit the inside of some of the houses and the church. There are a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

This Museum holds a few...only a few.. interesting items. In my humble opinion...The ones that really matter

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum with an impressive collection of folk culture, very well preserved and very nice.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

This is a small museum that gives you a glimpse of everyday rural life. Each room has a theme that describes some aspect of life (mostly in the 19th century through the early-mid 20th century) and has objects on display to illustrate each theme. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Don't miss the Parcul Etnografic Romulus Vuia which is the other half of this wonderful Ethnographic Museum, situated on the outskirts of town. 15 hectares of sheer delight, showing how Transylvanians used to live. This has been done by relocating traditional buildings from all over...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank LaMo2410
Reviewed April 7, 2018

I highly recommend this beautifully laid out museum of Romanian folk culture which includes wooden agricultural and home tools from across Transylvania. Most items are clearly labelled in Romanian and English, and there includes a tactile gallery and boards for blind and sight impaired visitors....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ruth N
Reviewed April 4, 2018

They are open all day Sunday, they want you there and are tourist friendly. This means a lot in a town where the King's house only lets you see the lobby, the history museum lets it's last customer in half hour before they close and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank joe s
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Located in the old town this small museum has a good display of artefacts and costumes from over 100 years ago.All written up in English except for the temporary display from Japan.A small entry charge and an additional small charge for photography.Special thanks to Laura...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank AndyIsobel
Reviewed February 22, 2018

The building this museum was in was very nice, airy, and comfortable. We loved that they provided free lockers to hold our belongings. The exhibits were fine and mildly interesting, but there is a lot of potential for improvement. It would have been nice to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Tiffani W
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Response from Tiffani W | Reviewed this property |
You may have to carry it up a flight of stairs, but the hallways are wide and flat so otherwise it would be a good outing with a stroller.