Museums in Cluj

Zoological Museum

The museums of Cluj are home to numerous exhibits from ancient times and recent history, just waiting to be discovered. You can find information and curiosities about the museums in town …

Transylvanian Ethnographic Museum

Transylvanian Ethnographic Museum

Founded in 1922, the Transylvanian Ethnographic Museum is both the first ethnographic museum in Romania and the first Romanian museum designed on the basis of a scientific program. Research campaigns conducted in 1922-1923 led to the acquisition, as ethnographic materials, 1,230 objects and 160 photographs that constituted the first…

“Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park

“Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park

Among the ethnographic park’s sights of interest, include wooden church from the village of Chirales, jud. Bistrita-Nasaud, handicraft from Preuteasa and Harnicesti, a kiln for burning lime from Baba, blacksmiths from Rimetea and Varzari along with many other objects of the peasant household, each coming with its own charm and characteristics…

Cluj-Napoca Zoological Museum

Cluj-Napoca Zoological Museum

Observing and familiarizing ourselves with the local fauna, but also with the exotic, we can better understand the biological system in which, after all, we are a part. A visit to a zoological museum can help us discover things about the varied life forms, that surround us and their specific behaviors. The Cluj-Napoca Zoological Museum is part of the Heritage of Babeș-Bolyai…

Cluj-Napoca Art Museum

Cluj-Napoca Art Museum

The Cluj-Napoca Zoological Museum is part of the Heritage of Babeș-Bolyai University and was originally founded as a branch of the Transylvanian Museum in 1859. Currently, the is on the ground floor where is the Faculty of Biology is located, at no. 5-7 Clinicilor Street. The heritage owned by the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum is impressive and valuable, including Romanian…

University Museum

University Museum

When you hear Cluj, you think of … students, dormitories, university. That’s because the most famous feature is the university city of Cluj. I do not think that is the only important asset, but it definitely ranks in the top positions. Over time, the city grew thanks to the university environment. If we go even further in the past but we will see that Cluj…

A unique collection in Romania, from the time when Transylvania was under water

A unique collection in Romania, from the time when Transylvania was under water

We are too busy to think about the past. We are too busy to admire what’s around us. Every day we pass buildings in downtown Cluj, some architectural treasures, and ignore them. We do not steal enough time to simply sit and admire our monumental heritage. And if we think even further into the past … For example, how many of you knew that…