Kallós Zoltán Ethnographic Collection

Colecția Etnografică Kallós Zoltán

The collection, located in the center of Răscruci commune, is the result of the ethnographer Kallós Zoltán activity, who tried to offer an extensive image of the cultural heritage of the various ethnic communities in the Transylvanian area. The treasure is composed of a number of 6000 elements that illustrate the life of the Hungarian community in the Transylvanian Plain, Ghimeș area, Ţara Călatei, of the Csango community in Moldova as well as of the Romanian and Saxon communities in Transylvania.

The exhibition space is divided into 12 rooms, in which there are elements of folk costumes, furniture, metal and wooden objects specific to the daily life of the four mentioned communities, a library, as well as an archive of traditional music records.

More information can be consulted by accessing the link www.kallosalapitvany.ro

Prof. Aurel Bulbuc Iclod Ethno-Archeology and History Museum

Muzeul de Etno - Arheologie și Istorie Prof. Aurel Bulbuc, Iclod

In the Iclod village area, since 1975, the history teacher and the director of the school in the commune, Aurel Bulbuc, managed with the help of specialists from the National Museum of History of Transylvania to discover important vestiges from the prehistoric and ancient period. In 1987, some of these discoveries were exhibited in a museum inaugurated in Iclod in a mansion that belonged to the Poruțiu family. To this exhibits was added the ethnographic collection of Professor Aurel Bulbuc. Currently, the collection is exhibited in the spaces of the Cultural Center located in the vicinity of the Iclod City Hall, and as a sign of appreciation for the teacher’s activity, the museum was named the Prof. Aurel Bulbuc Ethno-Archeology and History Museum.

Address: Iclod village, Iclod commune

Phone: 0745-757.622

Cost: Free entrance

Access: Daily, with prior appointment

Poarta de su’Feleac Ethnographic Collection

Colecția Etnografică Poarta de su` Feleac

On January 15, 2014, on the 164th birth anniversary of the national poet Mihai Eminescu, an ethnographic museum collection was inaugurated in the Colonia Sopor neighborhood in Cluj-Napoca. The exhibits belong to Mr. Gh. Căpușan, who organized the presentation of the 2000 traditional objects on his personal property. In the museum there are folk costumes belonging to the three historical communities of Transylvania, the Romanian, Hungarian and German community, peasant households tools, icons, oil lamps, books of worship (the most important is a gospel from 1850).

Address: Soporului Street, no. 20, Cluj-Napoca

Phone: 0766-529.550

Email: [email protected]

Sic Dance Museum

Muzeul Dansului, Sic

The Sic village is a special ethnographic space, the majority of Hungarian community in this area still preserving ethnographic traditions. In 2004, a Dutch citizen bought a so-called dance house on Csipkeszeg Street. He restored this house and organized a museum collection dedicated to traditional dances from Sic. In time, he managed to buy and rehabilitate another traditional house to which he added a barn built also in traditional style. Currently, the Sic Dance Museum exhibits a collection of 460 pairs of boots used in traditional dance.

Address: Second Street, no. 16, Sic village, Sic commune

Web: https://hollandmihal4.wixsite.com/csipkeszeg-1

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Phone: (004) 0747-212.988, (004) 0264-228.222

E-mail: [email protected]

Mera Buffalo Museum

Muzeul Bivolului, Mera

The traditional activity of the Mera village, Baciu commune, inhabitants was animal husbandry, mostly buffalo breeding, at the end of the 19th century in this area being registered among the largest buffalo herds in the Transylvanian area. At the initiative of the former director of this village school, Varga Gyorgy, in 2009, a Buffalo Museum was inaugurated in one of the buildings that belonged to the village educational unit. In this museum are exhibited 1000 objects related to the breeding and exploitation of this animal: carriages, sleds, yokes, harnesses, forks, rakes, cowbells, milk collection and processing pots. In the museum collection are exhibited photographs, documents and maps proving the antiquity of this activity in the region.

Address: Mera village, Baciu commune

Mărișel Village Museum

Muzeul Satului Mărișel

Mărișel commune is one of the most important places in Țara Moţilor located on the Cluj county territory. In the center of this place, the community built a traditional house in which they exhibited fundamental elements for the inhabitants of the area: area specific costumes, cult objects and cult books – some of these books being part of the Romanian old book heritage.

Address : Mărișel village, Mărișel commune

The Hostenians Museum Cluj

Muzeul Satului Mărișel

The Hostenians were one of the most important communities of old Cluj, with a specific clothing, and which remained in the collective memory by the fact that they were the ones who supplied the city with vegetables. In order to preserve the memory of this community, the lawyer Jósef Bányai, a descendant of this community, built a museum.

The museum is organized on three floors, within the reformed parish on 21 December 1989 Boulevard and faithfully describes a household specific to this community. On the first floor we find a kitchen where you can find the baskets with which the vegetables were taken to the market, on the second level there is a bedroom with a bed, canvas on the walls, photos, a closet and a hanger. On the third level we find a space with photos that shows the daily life of the Hostenians.

Address : 21 december 1989 Blvd., no. 41 

Access : at request Monday-Friday 9 -12, 16-18

Cost : Entrance is free with a companion from the Reformed Parish

David Prodan Museum

Muzeul David Prodan

In 2018, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca inaugurated a museum space dedicated to one of the most important academic personalities of Romania, the historian, university professor and academician David Prodan. The George Baritiu History Institute, Babeș-Bolyai University, the State Archives, the Lucian Blaga University Library, the Library of the Romanian Academy are the cultural institutions of Cluj related to the professional activity of David Prodan.

In the house where the historian lived, today we find the museum dedicated to him, which is organized in three distinct spaces:

      • The permanent exhibition containing personal objects, photographs, correspondence and manuscripts of David Prodan;
      • Temporary exhibition hall, also used for conferences and workshops;
      • David Prodan Library, which can be explored by those interested in the history field.

Address : Academician David Prodan Street, No.1 , Ap.7,  Cluj-Napoca

Web: https://muzee.ubbcluj.ro/muzee/muzeul-memorial-david-prodan

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (004) 0364-109.966

Feleacu Monastery Museum

Muzeul Mănăstirii Feleacu

Address: Feleacu village, Feleacu commune

The Feleacu village represented an important landmark in the history of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Transylvania: in the 11th century there is a monastery in the area, in the 15th century, Feleacul was the residence of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Transylvania, and since the 17th century, becomes one of the most important iconographic centers of the region through the church school of wood painting, whose leading personalities were the painters Nistor and Nichita.

Currently, at the initiative of the abbot Alexandru Ghenț, a monastery museum was organized with two exhibition spaces: one inside the monastery and a museum space inside the church of the historical monument Sf. Cuvioasa Paraschiva, the former cathedral of the Feleac Archdiocese from the 15th century.

Inside the monastery courtyard there is a museum house. It is a faithful copy of a Romanian Feleacu household from the 19th century, presenting both externally and internally such a household architecturally and also through the inside exhibits.

In the narthex of the church historical monument St. Cuvioasa Paraschiva was arranged a museum space with showcases in which are exposed traditional costumes of the Feleacu community, document photos, a collection of cult books belonging to the national heritage of old Romanian book, and in the narthex , we find an impressive collection of glass icons painted in the technique of the iconographic school from Nicula and 17th century wood icons painted by the masters from the Feleacu school.

The St. Nicholas Sânicoara Village Museum

Muzeul Satului Sf. Nicolae, Sânnicoară

On September 9, 2018 in a space belonging to the Apahida City Hall, the community of Sânicoara village inaugurated a museum with traditional objects that belonged to the inhabitants of this area. The museum collection consists of 200 exhibits, among which we mention: traditional costumes, looms, ceramics, wool spinning machine, peasant bed. Among the most valuable exhibits are two looms with an age of 100 years and an old clothing for men from 1898 donated by the priest of the community Luca Viorel.

Address: School Street, no.61, Sânicoară village, Apahida commune

Phone: 0740-331.810