Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti"

Kiseleff Road 28-30, Bucharest

4.5

The Village Museum or the Muzeul Satului is an ethnographic open air museum situated in Herastrau Park, Bucharest. The museum displays the true Romanian rural life spreading its exhibits on 100,000 square meters.
The place so real you won’t notice its being a museum. The originality of the peasant life is all over those 272 farms and houses. Even though there are a number of historic village museums in the country this all is extraordinary. The attraction is one of the most visited sites in Romania. Take a stroll around the village and get that authentic village life vibe. Walk into the houses and see the life the modest villagers in the country had. What their daily routine revolved around.
 

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 19:00

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Reviews

  • Rodica Ilina

    5
    - 28 August 2018 -

    It offers a great day outdoors. The buildings are very interesting and nice. The tools that are exhibited are so fun to explain to children born in the tech era. Ala in all the kids loved the museum. It's peaceful and quiet. The walk near the lake is very relaxing. That's the place where art and engineering are sharing common ground. It was a very pleasant experience.

  • Ramona Celine

    4
    - 18 August 2018 -

    Never stayed at this place but have some friends who did and said the experience was wonderful. The place is very rustic and cozy yet romantic and luxurious. It IS the perfect place for a weekend getaway. However, the pricing is a bit high, but if you can afford it I really recommend this place.

  • Asaf Merschon

    4
    - 14 August 2018 -

    Very nice place to go with or without kids. The place is full of Romanian houses and windmills and other old buildings from all around Romania and from different eras. Some houses are open and you can walk inside, others you can only peak through the windows. There are various activities for kids there, some are free. There was also a music show with acrobats the day we were there but we didn't get to it. Souvenirs are sold in various locations in the museum. Entrance is self service, no one checks tickets and there is no explanation or map given at the entrance. All in all spent about 3 hours there.

  • Pars ifarsi

    4
    - 01 August 2018 -

    Cute little area. Nice for a long walk. Enjoyed going inside some of the homes. Wish there was more food/water available and at better prices. Wear walking shoes.

  • Ralu Mee

    5
    - 01 July 2018 -

    It is a must if you want to understand something about Romanians and Romanian traditions and heritage. Love it! You also can enjoy the park and nature by walking between the traditional houses. In winter almost all the houses are closed and you can enjoy only the architecture from outside.

  • Giulia Zavaglia

    5
    - 29 June 2018 -

    The museum is an absolute must see in Bucharest! Really the best way to pass an entire afternoon in the capital, considering it is massive and all the descriptive captures/panels are both in Romanian and English! The entry fee is only 15 Lei per person (just a bit more than 3 Euros). There are maps of the "village" around, it is just a pity a copy of it is not available for visitors.. The open air museum also has a well stocked shop, with every kind of Romanian object.

  • Ioan Barbu

    5
    - 26 June 2018 -

    Romanian traditions in a natural environment, the perfect representation of the village life in an Eastern European country! It's a big and beautiful place, that sends you back to the time of manual labor and shows us the strong bond between man and nature. Strong history and great events, also. It's a major go, if you are near the Victory Square in Bucharest. Totally recommend it!

  • Teodora Doncheva

    4
    - 16 June 2018 -

    A lovely combination of a park and a museum where you can learn a lot about the traditional architecture and lifestyle in old Romanian villages while walking in the open. Authentic village households, farms, mills and churches from all over the country are rebuild next to each other with written descriptions in front so the visitors can compare the specifics of the different regions. There is a nice gift shop at the main entrance. Walking around the village museum is both a pleasant and an educational experience. I recommend it.

  • Felix Untaru

    4
    - 14 June 2018 -

    It's an awesome place, great for kids, well maintained and restored. Unfortunately, furniture and interiors are available for a limited number of houses. It's still a great place, well taken care of, with a lot of almost perfectly restored details. Although not the largest museum of this kind, there are still a lot of things to see, including 1:1 houses, churches, yards, engineering samples. It also has a playground and a restaurant, so you can easily spend a few hours with your kids here

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