ASTRA Museum, Sibiu

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At ASTRA Museum, see the traditional dwellings from various parts of the country as well as wine cellars, sheepfolds, and small factories. Over 300 houses, workshops, and peasant industrial installations are set in the forest on the shores of two man-made lakes. Climb one of the windmills and observe the mechanism inside. You can also go inside one of the houses and see interior decorations maintained in their original form. The museum also houses a modern exhibit of wooden sculptures by notable Romanian and foreign artists. For more information about exhibits, consult available guides, brochures, CDs, and films. To visit ASTRA Museum on your holiday in Sibiu, and find out what else Sibiu has to offer, use our Sibiu.
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  • A very vast place with a lot of traditional houses. This is the biggest open air museum in Europe. Strongly recommend to take a visit!  more »
  • The Astra village museum is a great place to spend half a day if you're in Sibiu. We got there by bus (bus 13 from the train station - tickets can be bought in the bus using a contactless card). The.....  more »
  • A great museum showing original houses from various parts of Romania. The museum is outdoor in a pretty wooded area and it is huge! We've been there for like 4 hours and we did not see it entirely...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit while in Sibiu. I would say it was the highlight of our trip. This outdoor museum is huge, very clean and well preserved. We were happy to see so many traditional old houses and to get a glimpse of how people used to live. We would have liked to be able to see more of the indoor spaces, but unfortunately some were closed :(. There is also a big lake which matches perfectly with the scenery!.Before leaving, make sure you visit also the indoors exhibition. We saw some great traditional objects over there! Highly recommend.
  • It's better to visit during summer or spring when everything is green, but visiting it during the winter was nice thanks to the snow. However this meant the pathways were super icy and I nearly sprained my ankle a few times... Exercise caution if you visit at this time of the year.
  • Absolutely amazing place to visit. Historical y accurate, huge diversity of romanian traditional houses, very well kept. Could use more storytelling and signs. But compensate with great outdoors scenery - overall a great family day out. We filled easily 5h.
  • A beautiful walk trough history. It is such an honour to see in first person how the mills and wine making worked years ago and also how people use to build houses. It is worth it.
  • This is one of the largest outdoor museums in Romania (the biggest one is the village museum in Bucharest). If you want to do it justice, put aside at least half a day as the museum is pretty big and you need walk a lot. There is also a lake and you can rent a boat and take pictures of the old houses from a different angle.

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