The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest, Romania

The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant is one of the most important museums in the country, as well as one of the most lively and beloved museums in Bucharest. As part of the popular arts and traditions category of museums, its rich patrimony comprises of collections of ceramics, traditional dress, wood and metal works, religious objects, and an ethnologic archive of documentary materials – all of which reflect not only the specifics of village life, the folk customs and traditions, but also the Romanian people’s culture and spirituality, preserved and passed on until today.
Founded in 1906, the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant is located in a custom-built building, now a historical monument, on one of the main streets of Bucharest, very close to Victoriei Square and the government headquarters. Having gone through many hardships, especially during the communist regime, in 1990 the museum has received a new manager, the painter Horia Bernea, who, together with a team of very dedicated people, brought the patrimony a fresh vision and created a new museum concept that led to the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant being granted the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award – the first south-eastern Europe museum being offered this honour.
Nowadays, the museum is keeping alive and relevant to the contemporaries’ culture and customs not only through its permanent and temporary exhibitions but also through a constant dialogue with its audience, fairs with objects made by local artisans and artists, activities with children, and a great diversity of cultural activities (book launches and debates, concerts and anthropological films, talks and cultural evenings etc.).

Useful information

In this location there is semi-access for people with disabilities.
We are open to support and find additional solutions together. In this sense, please communicate to us each particular situation on the email address of the symposium –

Breaking News: The latest national regulations regarding the organization of events

Dear guests,

We would like to inform you that the Symposium: “Loneliness and Intolerance. The PCA View of Today’s Challenges”that will take place on 2-6 December in Bucharest will be subject to the norms in force regarding the organization of all events.

Because we are thinking about your health, we will apply all the health safety measures regulated at this time, with the mention that they may change until the date of the Symposium.


– at the entrance to the location there will be a sorting area where the temperature of all participants and organizers will be measured and the documents will be checked;

– all participants must wear a mask throughout the event and meet one of the following conditions:

  1. to present the vaccination certificate with one of the authorized serum;
  2. to present a medical certificate of cure following the infection with SARS-CoV 2, which must not be older than 180 days;
  3. to present the negative result of a valid antigen or PCR test (not older than 72 hours).


National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

ADDRESS: Kiseleff Avenue 3, Sector 1, Bucureşti, 011341.

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