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Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a Transilvaniei

National History Museum of Transylvania

Address: Constantin Daicoviciu Street, no. 2

Phone: (004) 0264-595.677; (004) 0752-108.705

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: www.mnit.ro

Schedule: Tuesday–Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00 (summer schedule)

                    Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 (winter schedule)

In 1859, the Transylvanian Museum Association was established with collections of antiquities, mineralogy, zoology and botany. In 1856, Count Miko Imre donated his villa to be used as the museum’s headquarters, which in 1872 passed into the patrimony of Francisc Iosif University. Since 1929, the antiques collection has been taken over by the Classical Studies Institute.

Since 1937, the museum works in its current building, presenting collections of antiques, medieval and modern ceramics, ancient and medieval lapidary. From 1948 the museum came under the jurisdiction of the Romanian Academy, so that, from 1963 it became an independent institution and one of the most important museums in Romania. The most important antiquities collection dates from the Daco-Roman era, the museum having impressive artifacts from that period, one of the most valuable exhibit being the ritual vessel with the inscription Decebalus per Scorilo. The museum is currently closed, but temporary exhibitions are organized within it.