The Village Museum

19th century house, Village Museum, Bucharest ©
19th century house, Village Museum, Bucharest ©

One of Bucharest's finest sights is the Village Museum, situated within the Herastrau Park alongside a lake.

It is a fascinating outdoor museum with a collection that spans more than 300 buildings representing the history and design of Romania's rural architecture including peasant homes, barns, wooden churches and Transylvanian houses from all regions of the country to recreate a village setting.

Traditionally dressed peasant workers portray life during the 16th and 17th centuries along with everyday tools and accessories. Traditional crafts are also for sale around the site.

Address: Herãstrãu Park, Kiseleff Road 28-30

Website: www.muzeul-satului.ro

Telephone: +40 (0)21 317 9110

Transport: Metro Aviatorilor station, or bus 331 or 131 to Herastrau Parc

Opening times: Daily 9am-5pm (open exhibition); Wednesday to Sunday 9am-5pm (exhibition hall).

Admission: RON 10 adults. Concessions available.