Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Romania

The Village Museum Bucharest

Was founded by Royal Decree in 1936, and covers 15 hectares on the shores of Lake Herastrau, in the heart of the city, being one of the greatest outdoor museums in the Balkans. It includes more than 60 original houses, farmsteads, windmills, watermills and churches from all of the Romania"s historic regions: Transylvania, Oltenia, Dobrogea and Moldavia. Most of the houses date from the mid 19th century, but the oldest dates from 1775.

The "ASTRA" Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization

Located near Sibiu, is the successor of the ASTRA Museum that has existed in the city since 1905. Its modern life started with the opening of the Museum of Folk Technology in 1964. Occupying an area of 0.96 square kilometres, it is the largest open air museum in Romania and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. It contains houses and workshops of the traditional Romanian folk culture from the pre-industrial era. Over 300 houses and other buildings are situated in the forest around two artificial lakes with over 10 kilometers of walkways between them.

The Golesti Viticulture and Tree Growing Museum

Located near Pitesti, was established in 1939 by king Charles II, as the Dinicu Golescu Museum, in the Boyar Manor and the surrounding property. It has developed over the years with new basic exhibitions that reflect the family history, as well as Arges county's cultural and civilization history. The museum also includes 34 households (18 fruit-growing and 16 wine-growing) and an inn. Dinicu Golescu (1777-1830) was a Romanian boyar and man of letters (travel writings and journalism). His sons played a big role in the 1848 revolution.

Banat Village Museum

Near Timisoara, lies on the outskirts of the forest, on a 17 hectares area. The museum's "core" is occupied by an interesting reconstruction of a village civic center, with a town hall, a school, a "National House" and, of course, a pub. The central piece is the wooden church from 1746. Multiculturalism is one of the major features of the Banat. The museum hosts typical houses of Germans, Hungarians, Slovaks and Ukrainians from the Banat, and a Serbian house and a Roma house are currently in preparation.

Valcea (Bujoreni) Village Museum

Comprises of 42 units and over 42,000 museum objects illustrating farm's structure according with the traditional occupations. Remarkable are the pottery workshop (19th century), the wood joinery - carpentry workshop (20th century), the goat's hair processing workshop (the beginning of 19th century), and also a blacksmith workshop. Worthy of mentioning are also the technical installation for handy and water propelled grain mills, plum-brandy distilleries, wollen-cloth processing mill; plums drying oven and a series of wine-making installation (presses and other devices) used in the vineyard farms.