National Village Museum
Şos. Kiseleff nr. 28-30, Bucharest, Romania
www.muzeul-satului.ro - +40. 021.317.91.03/06/10, 0720.220.132
National Village Museum Bucharest Reviews
A village in the city Jul 19, 2011
This big treasure is made up of houses from various parts of the country. It's next to a lake and makes for a beautiful scenery. For a minute, you can believe you have left the city and gone to a village. When I went it was the day of the flag, I am not sure if it is always that colourful with bands playing and people dancing. Make sure you see it when in in Bucharest.
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A must in Bucharest Jul 24, 2010
The National Village Museum is an open-air museum set along the Herăstrău Lake. It offers a fantastic collection of homesteads, wooden churches, mills, wind mills and a fishery which are relocated from rural Romania.
The museum teaches you about the oldest form of dwellings, a mud hut, which was wide spread in Europe in the Middle Age, households of the well-to-do farmers in the 19th century and a tavern (Inn). You can also see Whirlpools, the most simple hydraulic device to process large woolen fabrics. A fishery is placed on the edge of Herăstrău Lake and shows how it was used to preserve fish (by salting) and the preparing of black caviar. There is also a curious installation (like a Merry-go-round) which was used by youngsters at for example Easter. Two lads would push the pole to make it go around. For the effort they were rewarded at Easter with painted eggs. You can also enjoy three beautiful wooden churches. The inside walls are painted by folk artists.
All the buildings have good explanations in both English and Rumanian. The only negative thing I can say about this museum is that all the buildings are closed. It would have been nice to be able to look inside and not only peak through the small windows. A map of the museum can be bought at the gift shop by the main entrance.
The museum is beautifully located by the lake and a stroll through the park is peaceful and nice along the different paths. I can highly recommend the National Village Museum. It is a must if you are in Bucharest.
Monday: 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday – Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm
Adult: 6 lei (€1,5)
Child: 3 lei
Student: 1,5 lei
Audio guide: 50 lei
Guided tours can be arranged in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian for 300 lei.
To get here you can either take bus no 131 or 331 to the Muzuel Satului or the metro to Aviatorilor. From the metro station it is a 15 minutes walk through the Herăstrău Park to the side entrance.
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