Museum of the Romanian Peasant

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Soseaua Kiseleff 3, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania, 011341

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Museums, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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At Bucharest's most unique museum, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant, artifacts are not behind glass or a velvet rope. Rather, visitors can interact and closely examine objects used by Romanians for centuries. Going from room to room, you may feel like you are jumping from house to house, century to century. Still, one TripAdvisor user writes, "I believe that foreign tourists won't be able to fully get the spirit/meaning of lots of the objects/rooms, simply because there's no translation." But you will get better insight into the poverty that existed in Romania for centuries: the modesty of the objects starkly contrasts with the rich decoration seen in the Parliament Palace or the more photographed neoclassical edifices in the city.

The Museum of the Romanian Peasant is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week except Monday. Admission costs about 6 RON (or about $2 USD). Its website posts special exhibitions and speakers. Be aware that this attraction is located north of downtown.

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