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National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti”

Museum · Muntenia · 91 m · open today
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  • Poartă tradițională expusă la Muzeul Satului
    Poartă tradițională expusă la Muzeul Satului
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"The museum in the heart of the capital", documents from 1936 the traditional life in the village, on a surface of 14 hectares with 380 monuments and 60,000 objects in the heritage collections.
The museum was arranged in the heart of the Romanian capital to reflect the importance of the village in the culture of Romania, a country where, even at the beginning of the twentieth century, most of the population lived in the country.

For the arrangement of the Village Museum, the houses were disassembled, piece by piece, transported by train, carriage or boat to Bucharest where they were assembled again, on the shore of Lake Herastrau. The oldest house is built in the 17th century, and the most recent one belongs to the 20th century. The houses from the hill regions and from the mountain regions are different from those from the plain area through the high foundation, the ones from the plains being the majority with low foundations, those coming from the areas where the enemies invaded, often being buried in the ground.

The atmosphere is more like that of a natural park than that of a museum, being reconstructed about all the elements that could remember the ancient times and the picturesque places.

Opening hours

open today
Please visit the museum's official website or contact the information service: public access to the museum is currently prohibited due to the pandemic measures.
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Adina Wasicsek
Update: October 12, 2020

Public transport

By Bus:
  • "Arcul de Triumf" station, lines 131, 205, 282, 330, 331, 335, 783, N113
  • Station "Village Museum", lines 131, 205, 331, 335, N113
  • Station "Agronomic Institute", lines 205, 330, N113

By Tram:

  • Station "Agronomic Institute", line 41

By Subway:

  • "Aviatorilor" station Line M2


At the main entrance of the museum there is a parking lot, but we recommend the public transport that saves you from the stress of driving and parking in an extremely crowded city.


44.472390, 26.076627
44°28'20.6"N 26°04'35.9"E
35T 426559 4924756
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National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti”

Șos. Kiseleff 28-30
011347 București
Phone +40 21 317 9103 Fax +40 21 317 9068

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