Located in the center of Bucharest, the National Village Museum was created in 1936, after a 10 years multidisciplinary research held in more than 600 villages across the entire country. Also known as ‘the village from the heart of the capital’ or ‘the village of villages’, the museum gained the public’s appreciation due to the fact that here one can rediscover his or her roots and the childhood memories made in the grandparents’ house.
The rich traditional vernacular architectural patrimony, comprising 360 structures, among which are various households, stables and animal sheds, cellars, wells, triptychs, monumental gates, water and wind mills, smithies, coopers, whirlpools is on display in a traveling and attractive form.
The households shelter 110 000 items, among which 60 000 are comprised in collections: ceramics, icons, traditional clothing, furniture and toys, crafted throughout the time, since 1936.
The physical and spiritual cultural patrimony is harnessed through various educational programs and projects, fairs and traditional crafts demonstrative workshops, temporary exhibitions, with themes concerning a specific community issue or simply suggested by the public during periodic surveys.
The traditional art gallery, the rich library and the inn inside the museum are only a few of the services the museum offers its public.
The large number of visitors make the museum the most visited in the country, the second most important landmark in Bucharest and one of the most popular touristic site in Eastern Europe, considering the fact that it is the only outdoor museum located in the heart of the city.
The museum is a touristic destination recommended by Tripp Advisor, Tripp Advisor, 36 Hours New York Times and Asia Top 5 Choice and it is a European brand since 2009.
The museum is ‘the ideal place’ for families with children, adults who are children at heart, researchers, students and common visitors, who discover that the museum is a place where you can always come back.
The Village Museum is ‘a resting place for the soul and food for thought’.
Kiseleff Road, no. 28-30, sector 1, Bucharest, 011342
Visiting hours:
Cold season:
Mondays to Sundays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Warm season:
Mondays to Sundays from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm