The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, located in the Victory Square, was built in almost 30 years, from 1912 until 1941. In 1912, on the places of the former Mint Building and the Mavrogheni Palace, the cornerstone of the future “Highway Museum” was laid. The construction was made after the drawings of the Romanian architect N. Ghica-Budesti. Built in the neo-Romanian style inspired from the traditional architecture, with its elegant forms and silhouette, with its big windows joining one another under arches and with its top balcony recalling the bell-towers of the old monasteries, the building can be called a real palace.
In 1953 the entire collection was replaced by a collection with no cultural value, which was commemorating the history of the Romanian communist party. Fortunately, after 37 long years, the museum regained its former status.
With 8000m², the Romanian Peasant Museum exhibits many collections, like pottery collection, costumes collection, interior decoration collection, wooden tools, furniture, ironwork collection, religious objects and rites.
The museum has also a shop from where the visitors can buy different objects.
The Schedule of the Peasant Museum:
Tuesday – Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
Entrance fee: RON6
Address: 3 Kiseleff Street
Link: The Peasant Museum