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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  • A historical place. It was an excellent opportunity for me to see how the old houses looked like in that century.  more »
  • The Brukenthal is worth visiting regardless of your art proficiency. They have a hefty discount for groups (10 people) and for students. I think the Romanian exhibition is much richer than the Europea...  more »
  • A museum where you can spend some beautiful hours admiring paintings (painters as Grigorescu, Luchian) and famous sculptures. Worth to see it!  more »
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  • Great place to wander for a couple of hours in Sibiu. I skipped the European collection since I was a little short on time, but Romanian and the miscellaneous collections were great, as well as the palace sections. Spend the 45 lei for the full Brukenthal collection and see the other museums too!
  • Great place to visit if you are an art fan or you have lot’s of time.
  • I do not expect to find a museum like that in which you can follow the skills of artists from a wide sphere of Sibiu.
  • A definite must see if you have a couple of hours to spare. Especially this year due to the 200 year anniversary of the founder there is a special exhibit. The art gallery is quite diverse so you won't get bored.
  • Rude staff and confusing ticketing. My ticket was checked 4 times in ten mins!! How ridiculous. Romanian art section is not worth it, just see the palace apartments in the European section. No photos allowed, an irritating Romanian museum tendency, but then no phone use either! I was using whatsapp and shouted at even when I explained I needed to send a text message.
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