Exhibitions and Museums in Bucharest
The Village Museum
This is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the Herăstrău Park. It contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. The museum was created in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti, Victor Ion Popa, and Henri H. Stahl.
The palace was built by I.D.Berindei in French baroque style. Today it is known as George Enescu Museum. It was the former residence of Grigore Cantacuzino. The building can be found at 141 Calea Victoriei.
Museum of Romanian Peasant
This is a museum with a collection of textiles, icons, ceramics, and other artefacts of Romanian peasant life. The museum includes a collection with 100,000 objects and falls under the patronage of the Romanian Ministry of Culture. It was founded in the 1930s by Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcaş and was reopened February 5, 1990.
Art Collections Museum
This museum belongs to the National Museum of Art of Romania. It has several collections of Romanian artists including Krikor H. Zambaccian and Theodor Pallady.
Opening hours: from May till September Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm, closed on Monday, from October till April Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm, closed on Monday.
This is the palace of the president of Romania. Built by a French architect Paul Gottereau for King Carol I of Romania in 1888.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm; closed on Monday
George Enescu Museum
Packed with artefacts on the life of Romania's most famous composer, George Enescu, the museum has three rooms in a beautiful art-nouveau building that was Enescu's former residence.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed on Monday.
History and Art Museum of Bucharest
The museum contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times. It is under reconstruction as a a late medieval archaelogical site was discovered under the building.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm, closed on Monday
National Military Museum, Bucharest
The museum was founden in 1972 and it contains collections of weapons, military uniforms, documents etc.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm, closed on Monday.
National Museum of Art, Bucharest
The museum is situated in the centre of Bucharest. It was completed in 1937, but demolished during the Romanian Revolution in 1989. It houses modern Romanian collections, Medieval art collections, international collections such as El Greco or Rubens, paintings and sculptures as well.
Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday
Theodor Pallady Museum
The museum is situated in one of the oldest merchant houses in Bucharest. It includes several paintings from the well-known Romanian painter Theodor Pallady.
Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am - 6:30pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday
This is a museum in the former home of Krikor Zambaccian an Armenian businessman and art collector. It was founded in 1947 but was closed during the Ceauşescu regime. It is a branch of The National Museum of Art of Romania with its collection including works by Romanian artists and works by several French impressionists. It is located not far from Piaţa Dorobanţilor on a street now renamed after Zambaccian.
Opening hours: from May to September it is open on Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday, from October to April the museum is open on Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm and closed on Monday and Tuesday.