The Ethnographic Museum of Brasov, dedicated to the regional ethnology of south-eastern Transylvania , hosts a priceless patrimony of more than 10.000 items, representing the civilisation of the rural communities of Bran, Rupea, Tara Oltului and Tara Barsei. Some of the pieces were donated by Saxons collectors; its first collection has been composed in 1908.
The Central Pavilion
The museum is opened all week long; its administrative structure functions in three localities: Brasov , Sacele and Rupea.
The central pavilion in Brasov is set-up as permanent large exhibition, encompassing items proceeding from several ethnographic areas: tools, technologies, ancient rural furniture, glass icons, decorative pottery, an ancient drugstore, linen drapery and felts, Saxons embroideries, furs and fleeces, silverware pieces, dot furniture, painted furniture and many other items pertaining to the ceremonial clothes.
Medieval Civilisation Museum
Tourist fond of medieval period can satisfy their passion visiting the Medieval Civilisation Museum , setup within a monument representative for the Transylvanian urban architecture of the 16th-17th centuries. ?Through a very suggestive formula, we try to reconstitute the urban life of the ancient Brasov and its ordinary structures by setting up the town?s ancient drugstore, a local tavern, handicraftsmen, drapers, furriers and skinners? manufactories, an urban ambient specific to the rural patrician establishment?, Ligia Fulga, Museum?s director states.
At Rupea and Sacele there are two local subsidiaries of the museum, realized upon a monographic concept. The settlements prevalently depict the pastoral life of the inhabitants of Sacele and handicrafts such as the pottery and the painting of the rural furniture, specific to area of Rupea.
The Ethnographic Museum
Brasov , 21 A Eroilor Avenue
Phone +40 (0)68 143 990; +40 (0)68 143 497
Fax +40 (0)68 152252