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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

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The Museum of Ethnography and Folk Art

Baia Mare, judetul Maramures

Phone0262 276895
0262 211927
AddressDealul Florilor, 1
Fax0262 276895


The activity of The Museum of Ethnography and Folk Art knows its true museum activity debut in 1968. The substantial increase of the collections of the Ethnography Section, and the great value of the peaces, have resulted the need to organize the ethnographic museum with a pavilion exhibition. In this sense it was obtained the building of the Summer Theater, which opened on July 1, 1978 the pavilion exhibition of the Department of Ethnography and Folk Art.

The pavilion exhibition gives the tourists the possibility to admire the treasure of its popular art materials from the four ethnographic areas: the Maramures Country, the Country of Chioarului, the Country of Lapusului and the Country of Codrului. Organized in 4 rooms, the exhibition presents traditional occupations, artistic crafts, folk costumes and objects of worship.

The first room presents the bases occupations: agriculture and breeding, as well as a part of the secondary occupations: apiculture, harvesting of nature, hunting and fishing.
• Agriculture - is presented by means of various tools with which the peasant prepared the ground for culture, tended crops and finally picking crops such as wooden plows, harrows fangs of wood etc.;
• Breeding - is the second main occupation of the inhabitants of Maramures which is in close interdependence with agriculture.
• Apiculture – the main occupation of the residents particularly in Chioarului area, mentioned in the medieval documents.
• Hunting – it was generally made out of metal traps of different sizes depending on the animal which had to be caught.
• Fishing - is presented in the exhibition by several fishing pots and baskets with witch people used to fish in waters with higher flow rates.

In the second room are presented the technical installations and the three most important crafts: smithery, woodcrafting and carpentry.
• Technical equipment - presented by two types of oil presses also known by the name “oloinite”.
• Carpentry and joinery - for the four ethnographic areas these crafts are particularly important here for developing a true civilization of wood.

The third room is devoted in the main part to one of the oldest and most developed craft in the northern part of Romania, pottery.
The colection of ceramics has as center Iza Valley and it includes pieces dating from the nineteenth century. It received the name of ceramics of the Iza Valley because the valley of Maramures Country was encountered most often. The ceramics in Lapus Country is presented by non enamelled ceramic pieces and ceramic pottery pieces. The religious objects - icons on wood are the oldest peaces of worship that decorated the interiors of wooden churches in the north part. The set is dated since the XVII century. The glass icons show religious themes through the filter of the Orthodox worship.

The fourth hall presents the folk costumes and interior textiles, having made a clear distinction between the four ethnographic areas. The folk costumes are exhibited in full as in isolated components. The specific interior fabrics are the geometric elements representative for the north of the country. The artistry of the anonymous artists is well known in the country and beyond. Created through fabrics, port or interior textiles, the peasants expressed their feelings and at the same time demonstrating their mastery and diligence in front of the communiy.

The picturesque landscape of Florilor Hill was opened in 1984 in the open air Ethnographic Museum. It aims to cover, in terms of museums, the reality of the civilization and the popular culture from the administrative county of Maramures space and partly of the former Maramures ethnographic areas: Lapus, the Historical Maramures, Chioar, Codru, Oas.

An important place in the opened air Ethnographic Museum, it is the main unit of the household - a dwelling house. This unit of the bases of the Romanian economy is surrounded by buildings with an economic pattern.

The Village Museum is located in the middle of the wooden church coming from Chechis village, the village that belonged to Baia Mare area as attested by the documents in 1566. The monument is built with oak wood with a relatively small size: 12.45 m long and 4.5 m wide, wall height of 2.40 m. The roof of the church has one body and it is situated in the Transylvanian style of the wooden churches. The shingle roof is made of fir-footed. Inside the church it is decorated with religious objects belonging to the ethnographic museum collections.


Visiting program:
Monday: Closed;
Tuesday - Friday: 9 to 16;
Saturday - Sunday: 10 to 14.

Visiting taxes

Adults: 2 Ron;
Children, Seniors: 1 Ron;
Photo fee: 5 Ron;
Filming fee: 10 Ron.

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