In 1928, the man of culture Ioachim Miloia opened a small village museum in the courtyard of the Huniade Castle in Timişoara. Forty years later, the museum received the land on which the open air ethnography museum, then a section of the Museum of the Banat, was inaugurated in 1971. It wasn’t until the year 2000 that the museum became a separate entity, bearing the name of Banat Village Museum.
Nowadays, visitors can get a glimpse of the life style of the inhabitants of the rural Banat. The open air museum includes a rich collection of fully furnished and decorated authentic buildings, such as houses, workshops, churches, inns and schools, preserved as they were in their original environments. To this extraordinary ensemble of Romanian monuments are added the monuments and households belonging to the national minorities, illustrating the cultural identity of each of these ethnic groups. At the moment, the museum includes Hungarian, German, Slovak, Serbian, Bulgarian and Rroma houses.
The museum also hosts regular cultural activities, such as ethno-folkloric shows and festival, temporary exhibitions and craft fairs. Tourists can also benefit from specialized guides to the museum and a souvenirs shop with traditional Romanian items.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00
Ticket prices: Adults: 4.5 lei
Pupils, students, people with disabilities, military staff: free entrance Specialized guide: 12 lei
Photo fee: 30 lei
Video fee: 50 lei
How to get there:
Banat Village Museum is situated 10 minutes away by car from the Banat Museum. From here, take Ion C. Brătianu Blvd and continue on Hector Street until you reach the Fountain of the Cardinal Points. From here, turn right on Take Ionescu Blvd, continue on Simion Bărnuţiu Street and Calea Dorobanţilor for 2.6 km. Turn left on Pădurea Verde Alley and continue driving for 1km, then turn left and right to reach your destination, which will be on your left side.
Avram Imbroane St, no 1
Telefon: +40 256 225 548
Fax: +40 256 225 588