Museums and galleries

Museums and galleries

Cultural Palace - Târgu Mureș

Built between 1911 and 1913 at the initiative of the visionary mayor Bernády György, the Palace of Culture is considered by many specialists to be one of the most beautiful achievements of the Secession style in Transylvania. The building was meant to host the music school, the town’s library, a theatre and an art gallery. The mayor insisted that the building be constructed by the same architect couple, Komor Marcell and Jakab Dezső, who had also built the imposing building of the Town Hall, a few years before. The palace is decorated on the outside with bas reliefs, frescoes, mosaics and valuable stained glass windows, specific  to the Secession style.Inside you can visit the Great Hall, Hall and Stairs, Small Hall, Hall of Mirrors, Bernády Memorial Room, Dandea Memorial Room, Secession Hall, Permanent Gallery of Modern Romanian Art, Permanent Gallery of Hungarian Classical Art, and temporary exhibitions.Opening HoursSchedule: Tuesday – Friday: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.Saturday – Sunday 9.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.mMonday: closedThe closing time of the ticket office: 3.30 p.m./ 2.00 p.mThe Museum is closed on Public Holidays.Galleries may occasionally be closed for maintenance or long-term refurbishment.Entry ticketsStandard ticket: 16 leiDiscount for pupils and students: 4 leiDiscount for seniors: 8 leiThe entry is free for disabled visitors.

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Museum of Ethnography and Popular Art - Târgu Mureș

The museum is located in the Toldalagi Palace, one of the most important monuments of the city dating from the 18th century. The museum's heritage contains valuable ethnographic collections, from popular costumes and interior textiles to wooden objects, ceramics, metal and bone objects, as well as religious cult objects, wooden and glass icons or contemporary art creations. The first acquisitions of ethnographic objects from the collections of the ethnography section were made by Aurel Filimon at the beginning of the 20th century. The enrichment of the museum’s patrimony was continued through other acquisition campaigns that aimed at completing the ethnographic collections, in order to represent all the ethnographic areas of Mureş county (the Transylvanian Plain, the Târnava valleys, Gurghiu Valley, Upper Mureş Valley, Niraj Valley). Ethnographic exhibitions, with various themes are an expression of interculturality, of coexistence between different nationalities and ethnic groups in this region. Opening HoursTuesday – Friday: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.mSunday: 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.mMonday: closedThe Museum is closed on Public Holidays. 

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Teleki Library - Târgu Mureș

“Entering the library I was shaken by amazement” – wrote Ferenc Kazinczy in 1816 when he visited the Teleki Library. The basic collection of today’s Teleki-Bolyai Library was made available for the general public by Count Samuel Teleki, Chancellor of Transylvania, on 18th October 1802. It is really difficult to prioritise the treasures of the Teleki Library, its shelves and showcases boast with incunabula, about two thousand Hungarian books, famous Bibles, the basic works of 16th – 18th century Europe’s scholarship, 17th century hand-painted atlases, countless volumes published by the most famous European publishing houses. After the Second World War this collection was enriched with the 80,000 volumes of the former Calvinist College, as well as with other fragmentary confessional and aristocratic collections. The Library’s oldest document is a 14th century parchment codex, known as the Koncz Codex that on some of its pages bares another handwriting which is the sixth oldest Hungarian language monument from the first quarter of the 15th century, known as the Lines and Glosses of Tîrgu Mureș. The most representative volumes are on display in the museum located in the main hall, while the researchers, students and local historians can work with almost any volume of the library in the upstairs reading room. Today the former reading room houses the temporary exhibitions and can be visited along with the Bolyai Museum. The latter presents objects and documents connected to the two mathematicians; alongside Farkas’ main work, the Tentamen (in which his son’s famous non-Euclidean geometry is included as an appendix), the visitors can catch a glimpse of Farkas’ study and on a separating screen read selected copies of the 20,000 manuscripts of the two. During recent years the Teleki-Bolyai Library has played an active role in the life of the local community. The activities for kids are destined for school children, while the thematic, cultural and book-related discussions proved to be significantly popular among the general public.Opening HoursExhibitions:Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 - 18:00Saturday: 10:00-16:00Reading Room:Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 - 18:00Last admission half an hour before closing time!

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The Bolyai Museum - Târgu Mureș

The Bolyai Museum, which was founded in 1937, was originally set up in one of the chambers at the Library of the Calvinist College in Targu-Mures, showcasing the surviving personal items belonging to the two ingenious mathematicians. In 1955, the memorial museum and the library of the college were arranged in the right wing of the Teleki Library building, and a few years later, the Bolyai memorial room was moved to the ground floor, where it can be found today. In addition to their personal items, such as Bolyai Farkas' chess set, János Bolyai's geometric compases set, and a unique stove made by Bolyai Farkas, you can also see some pieces of their personal furniture, or the pseudosphere wooden model, representing the non-Euclidean geometry.Address: Teleki Library, Bolyai str. no. 17.Visiting program: Tuesday - Friday: 10 - 17:30

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Israel corner Museum - Târgu Mureș

The small museum is located inside a house, next to the synagogue in Tg. Mureș. Here visitors can learn more about the history of the city and the history of the Jewish community. The museum's collection includes Torah scrolls, books, rabbi’s clothing, family photo albums, furniture, portraits of celebrities from Târgu Mureș.  The Synagogue is open for visitors daily from from Monday to Friday between 9-12.30. Visits must be announced at least one day prior to the arrival, by phone, mentioning the size of the group and the time of the arrival, on the following numbers: 0040 74500847, or 0040 265 261 810.  Address: Aurel Filimon str., 21

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The Museum Of Natural Sciences - Târgu Mureș

The neoclassical style building that houses the museum was built between 1890 and 1893. Its thematic collections house a selection of natural treasures from Mureș County.The basic exhibition of the Museum of Natural Sciences presents the flora and fauna of Mureș, with the exception of the minerals and rocks that come from the Baia-Mare mining sector and from the Metaliferi mountains area.The Museum of Natural Sciences is currently closed for rehabilitation and interior renovation of the building.Address: Str. Horea no. 24.Visiting hours:Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 - 16:00Saturday: 09:00 to 14:00, Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00Closed on Mondays.

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The Archaeological and History Museum - Târgu Mureș

The museum can be found inside the medieval citadel and it is promoting the history of the region and its cultural patrimony. It presents to the public the archeological patrimony of the area. The Archaeology and History Department of the Mures County Museum, located in the Fortress of Targu Mures, announces a change in its visiting hours.  From Tuesday September 20th, visitors will have access to the Museum according to the new schedule: Tuesday – Friday: 09.00–17.00 Saturday – Sunday: 10.00–14.00 Monday: closed Ticket prices are the following: 12 lei - adults 6 lei - pensioners 3 lei - pupils/students Address: the citadel of Târgu Mureș, Avram Iancu str. no. 2

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Rhedey museum - Sângeorgiu de Pădure

In the center of the town of Sângeorgiu de Pădure can be found the neo-baroque styled castle of the Rhédey noble family. The castle was built on the ruins of a 16th century monastery and church. Local history and European aristocracy connections are related to the castle. Claudia was born in this castle and she has found her eternal rest in the crypt under the reformed church across the street. To enrich and to fill the voids about the knowledge about Claudia, the town of Sângeorgiu de Pădure has initiated a historical research. During this research, her personal diary, written in German, of the most famous member of the family, Claudia Rhédey, the great-great grandmother of the Queen of Great Britain.Based on the historical research and, on the other hand, on the diary, in autumn of 2019, the exhibition ”Mysteria  Residentiae Rhédey”, dedicated to the Rhédey family, was born. Across the street from the Rhédey Castle there is the Gothic styled, 14th century built reformed church. In the crypt underneath Claudia has her ethernal rest.Her memory is kept alive through two memorial plaques, erected by her granddaughter, Victoria Mary of Teck, wife of King George V. In 2008, HRH, the Prince of Wales, Charles has honored his ancestor, visiting the church and signing the guest book.ENTRANCE HOURS:The entrance in the castle is made every one hour. Each tour is made with a guide.1 May - 30 SeptemberMonday- Friday: 9:00-16:00, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00-16:001 October - 30 AprilMonday- Friday: 9:00-15:00, Saturday-Sunday: ClosedVisiting is NOT possible for an indefinite period!

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Sighișoara History Museum

The Clock Tower has been home to the History Museum since 1899. The museum's themed rooms include objects from: archeology, ethnography, fine arts, ceramics, furniture, and a collection of antique clocks and a pharmacy museum.Address: Museum Square no. 1Visiting hours:Summer: May 15 - September 15Tuesday-Friday: 9-18: 30, Saturday-Sunday: 10-17: 30, closed on Mondays.Winter: September 16 - May 14Tuesday-Friday: 9-15: 30, Saturday-Sunday: 10-15: 30, closed on Mondays.

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Casa Breslelor - Sighișoara

Casa Breslelor hosts an exhibition of tools, equipments and machines used over 100 years ago by craftsmen from Sighisoara and its surroundings. The Ghift Shop offers a carefully selected range of souvenirs, books and gifts, with old pieces of furniture and accessories, for collectors. Address: Tower Street 1 , Sighișoara

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The Dracula Investigation - Sighișoara

The first interactive exhibition in Sighișoara brings to the attention the figure of the legendary Vlad Țepeș (the Impaler), who became famous due of his brutal methods of punishment.The ruler himself will tell you his life in five themed rooms full of action and history. The length of the visit is 20 minutes.Visiting hours:Monday - Tuesday: 11:00 - 16:00Wednesday: ClosedThursday - Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00 Address: Str. Școlii nr. 12.

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Museum of Medieval Weapons - Sighișoara

You can see a museum showcasing a series of medieval weapons, modern weapons used inside the medieval town and in the area surrounding it.Address: Str. Cositorarilor 5Visiting hours:Tuesday-Friday: 9-15: 30, Saturday-Sunday: 10-15: 30, closed on Mondays.

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Anton Badea Ethnographic Museum - Reghin

The first exhibition was open at the museum in 1966 and was entitled „The popular art from the Gurghiu Valley”, followed in 1972 by another exhibition entitled „Tools and popular technique from the Upper Mures Valley and the Transylvanian Plain”, reorganized in 1991 with the same theme. The main exhibition was again reorganized in 2010, this time bearing the title „The dowry of the Mures village”, this being the fourth permanent exhibition in the museum’s 50 years of existence.Since its beginnings, the museum held 128 exhibitions and after 1991 temporary exhibitions were inaugurated, on different themes: icons, popular costumes, ceramic, customs, Romanian, Hungarian and Saxon culture.The outdoor exhibition hosts monuments of traditional architecture – the household from Hodac, the house from Calimanel and the Hungarian house from Gurghiu; also, the wooden church from Iara de Mures and popular technique installations – 2 water mills (one for flour and one for oil) and wine presses.The museum became, in time, a picturesque space, capable of offering to its visitors various cultural programs, in close relation with its patrimony or with the cultural area that’s being represented – the culture of the traditional village.VISITING HOURSMonday to Friday08.00 – 18.00Saturday – Sunday9.00 – 18.00

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The Saxons’ Museum - Reghin

Initially it was organised as a temporary exhibition for the 26th meeting of the Saxons in Transylvania, which took place in Reghin. In time, it became a permanent museum that recreates the life of the Saxons from Reghin and its surroundings through folk costumes that are over a hundred years old, various embroideries (tablecloths, traditional wall hangings), objects for domestic use, among which the old irons (called ticlăzaie) stand out, books and church objects. Among the most valuable exhibits in the museum are the New Testament printed in 1842 in German with Gothic letters, and the Old and New Testaments printed in 1859 after the translation of Martin Luther, but also a copy of official documents issued in 1863 by to the emperor Franz Joseph, when Reghin was granted the status of Free Royal Town.  The museum is organised in the Evangelical Church in the city. Călărașilor street, 1

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Village Museum Vețca

The peasant house where the Village Museum from Vețca is located, has been on the right side of the Main Street since 1890. The founder of this museum was the plastic artist Fekete Pal.The visitors of the museum are greeted by a spacious courtyard, geraniums and a veranda with objects from the last century. In the welcoming space of the house we find objects of folk art such as contemporary furniture, clothing, consumer goods, wall rugs and clay sculptures of the artist Fekete Pal evoking human features reminiscent of the village world.

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Village museum Chibed

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The Memorial Museum - Albești

The museum was founded in 1897 by Countess Haller Louise. Since 1990, the memorial house built in rustic style has been administered by the Petőfi Sándor Cultural Association. The three rooms of the museum present objects and documents from the times when the poet lived and that had a connection to his life, as well as a miniature model of the battlefield in Albești, where the poet has presumably died. The Memorial Museum is located on the site of a park, where also a statue of the poet and one of General Bem can be found. 

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Tarnaveni town museum

Târnăveni Town Museum

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