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Muzeul de Istorie Turda

Turda History Museum

Address: B. P. Haşdeu Street, no. 2, Turda, jud. Cluj

Phone: (004 )0264-311.826

E-mail: [email protected]


Schedule: Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

In the area of ​​Turda city, was identified actual presence of human communities from the earliest times of history. During the Daco-Roman antiquity and medieval period this place was one of the important areas of the region. The history of these places is highlighted by the history museum that was built in 1943 in the former salt customs building in Turda, which also had the status of temporary residence of the Transylvania’s princes.

In the museum’s patrimony we find 30,000 representative objects for all historical periods. The first exhibits date from Middle Paleolithic (cave bear skulls, rhinoceros and mammoth teeth), continuing with Neolithic (polished stone axes, looms), but also with the Bronze era which is very well represented by domestic utensils, tools, weapons, ornaments. The collection of the Roman era is best represented by epigraphic and sculptural monuments, architectonic elements – such as capitals, column truncks, column bases discovered especially in the Roman city.

An attraction object is the big-sized painting (3/4m), painted in 1898, by the Hungarian painter Kōrōssfōy Krisch Aladar which has in the centre the figure of the reformer David Francisc. The painting illustrates the scene of freedom proclamation for religious cults in Transylvania within the Diet from Turda from 1568 held in the Roman Catholic Church.