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The Transylvania Museum of Etnografico

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Address: Strada Memorandumului no. 21, Cluj-Napoca 400114, Romania
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Might be interesting for foreigners, because here you can get an imagine of the roots of Romanians traditions and folk art. Is not very big though so don't get your expectations... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2016
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

wonderful ethnographic collection, especially textiles and costume. Shop sometimes sells nice old textiles

1 Thank parnarama
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Might be interesting for foreigners, because here you can get an imagine of the roots of Romanians traditions and folk art. Is not very big though so don't get your expectations too high. If you have an hour to spear, then you should go and visit it!

1 Thank MariaMihaltan
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

a very nice place to visit if u want to see how the romanian people use to live many years ago. it shows almost all parts of romania so go fo it

1 Thank Dragosk
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed November 19, 2015

There are really so many things to see inside. From very old tools of various kinds, to different outfits and periods of time... It's interesting to see how people evolved (in this case, the Romanian people) and the exhibitions inside are so complex and well-organized. For those interested in this field, all the exhibits of this museum will certainly be... More 

1 Thank Alina M
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2015

A relaxing way to spend a couple of hours. Museum is relatively small, but very nicely set out. Lots of artefacts that give glimpses into Romanian history, including artefacts related to fishing, agriculture, textiles, music, family life and social customs. Took me a few days to figure out where it was. In fact, it was quite by accident that I... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Museum has magnificent 2 floor exhibition showing the way people lived, socialized and worked through last few centuries. You will be able to see what family life looked like, how people worked, their fishing and haunting tools, shepherd's tools and clothes from 18th and 19th century, beautiful pottery 100, 150 years old... Original clothing for various events in last 200... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

I would go here every year to reinforce myself the beauty of our culture! I recommend this place to all visitors!

1 Thank alinanimigean
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2015

Loved the popular costumes, the ceramics, the photos, the carpets, the crafts depicted, great place to learn about traditions.

1 Thank Marilena I
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

This museum was so very well displayed, integrating traditional tools of local rural life very well with the excellent wooden display frames. This is a stylish space which really enables engagement with the artefacts. A highlight in Cluj. While I was there, a mini-orchestra was playing in the main atrium, which added to the experience in a way.

2 Thank Strazdus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2015

Even though the museum is small it is still worth a visit. You can discover different traditional objects, tools etc that are in great condition. Be sure not to miss the display of costumes upstairs, they are amazing. The bw photographs are gorgeous. And for once the descriptions are translated in English (at least in the permanent exhibition)

1 Thank 153Bee

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