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Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman)
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great museum”
Reviewed May 6, 2009

easy accessible (right next to victoriei square and very close to the geology museum and to the antipa natural science museum - this last one is closed for the whole year, going through reconfiguration/modernisation), the peasant museum is indeed very very nice. starting with the (anti)communist collection located in the basement (which brought me soooo many childhood/school memories and sadeness in the same time...) and continuing with all the peasant art (represented by painted icons, clothing, ceramic/iron works, religious objects, painted eggs, the old school-bench area etc etc ) the museum stands out as one of the best of bucharest. the iron/woodwork shops look great, just as the remnants of the wooden church and the reconstructions of the peasant house from Gorj (you can climb the stairs next to it and look at the attic), the water and wind mills...

nevertheless, i believe that foreign tourists won't be able to fully get the spirit/meaning of lots of the objects/rooms, simply because there's no translation of the writings on the objects/walls (in the vast majority of cases that would have been impossible anyway). there are translations of what the objects themselves represent, but i'm afraid that in many cases this is not enough to catch the spirit of them all (the presentation itself is pretty funny as well in certain cases). still, the collections are extraordinary.

the entrance fee is 1.5 euros. if you wanna take pictures, that'll cost you almost ten times more (approx 12 euros).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best stop in Bucharest”
Reviewed May 23, 2007

Unique and beautifully presented.
Don't miss this one!

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“Best museum in Bucharest”
Reviewed November 9, 2006

Oct., 2006
After living in Bucharest for a year and visiting many museums, I can say that the Peasant Museum is undoubtedly my favorite. The building and displays are clean, attractive, colorful, and the gift shop has a fine selection of books about Romania not found anywhere else.
Several times a year, there are special fairs--like the one in early December called the St. Nicholas Fair. Vendors from all the areas of Romania bring their handmade goods and offer them for purchase. For example, the carved wooden utensils, bowls, etc. are still used locally--an anomally in our world of machine-tooled products. Each area in Romania also has its own pottery style and one can find lots of pieces to choose from.
Romania is truly trying to emerge into a more western style ecomony, but most museums in Bucharest have a long way to go in realizing that their popularity can be dependent upon printing better descriptions in several languages, including English. That is true in this museum too.

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