The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography

The TransylvanianMuseum of Ethnography is the first ethnographic museum in Romania and has had an uninterrupted activity since it was set up. The initiative of setting up this museum belongs to the Ministry of Arts which, in 1920, based on the proposals made by Coriolan Petranu – the general museums inspector of the Romanian Dirigent Council, offered the amount of 600,000 lei for the set-up of an ethnographic museum in Cluj. In June 1922 a commission of the “Prince Carol” Cultural Foundation decided to set up an ethnographic museum in Cluj, with an impressive inventory of objects gathered during the research sessions conducted prior to the actual establishment of the museum (1,230 objects and 160 pictures). The TransylvanianMuseum of Ethnography has 2 sections – the main building section (set up in 1922 and located in the center of Cluj-NapocaCity) and the open-air section (set up in 1929 and located in the city outskirts, close to the HoiaForest).

Tuesday – Sunday – 09.00 – 17.00

Monday – closed