Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu

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Brukenthal National Museum represents a complex of six museums housed in nine buildings dispersed all over the city, displaying a variety of exhibits ranging from artwork to religious artifacts to trophies. European and national art galleries are found in the Baroque palace of the former Habsburg governor of Transylvania, Samuel von Brukenthal, who established its first collections around 1790. Today the palace also houses a library featuring contemporary books, incunabula, and illuminated manuscripts. An old pharmacy building from 1569, where Samuel Hahnemann invented homeopathy, houses the museum of pharmacology. Other buildings shelter a contemporary art gallery, a historical museum, a museum of natural history, a museum of arms and hunting, and restoration laboratories. Use our Sibiu visit planner to add Brukenthal National Museum and other attractions to your Sibiu vacation plans.
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  • This was the first museum I ever visited in Sibiu. I purchased the package that allows me to see other museums for about 22 leis or about $7.00 This museum has numerous exhibits on display: Paintings,...  more »
  • If you have some extra time while in Sibiu I would recommend heading to the Brukenthal Museum. Well worth it.  more »
  • The Brukenthal National Museum is all the rage when you look into what to visit in Sibiu, and while some of the building s interiors, as well as the objects from Samuel von Brukenthal s daily life may...  more »
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  • The place itself is great, as are the two resident cats. The European collection in particular is well worth the admission fee. The employees, however... leave much to be desired. Not being able to take photos is also annoying even if it's understandable.
  • This is billed as the best art collection in Romania. It is probably the best in Transylvania but there is better in Bucharest for sure. Still, there were several old masters' paintings that were nice to see. I thought the price of admission was very high for the area. The palace itself was very nice to see and was probably quite elaborate in its day. No photos were permitted!
  • One of my favourite places in Sibiu! 🌟
  • The staff is very unfriendly, annoying and not understanding.
  • The Brukenthal National Museum (Romanian: Muzeul Naţional Brukenthal; German: Brukenthalmuseum) is a museum, erected in the late 18th century in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, housed in the palace of Samuel von Brukenthal — who was Habsburg governor of Transylvania and who established its first collections around 1790. The collections were officially opened to the public in 1817, making it the oldest institution of its kind in Romania. There is something special looking at XV century art works that you can literally touch. A refreshing change to sterile galleries around the world. Some really important artworks in a lovely setting showing that Sibiu was an important Town Worth a visit. Leave a good couple of hours for your visit!
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