The museum has its headquarters in an architectural monument of the 19th century – The Petrichevich-Horvath Daniel House (Petrichevich was a patron of the arts and literature) which was built in neoclassic style.
The museum has been open to the public since 1937, putting forward one of the largest and most well organized sections of antique history in the country, a valuable collection of paintings, a ceramics collection from medieval and modern times, a medieval terse and an ethnographic collection.
The present collections of the museum contain over 400,000 cultural possessions from the basic exhibition that demonstrate the historical evolution and the degree of civilization in the Transylvanian lands from prehistoric ages up to the 1st of December 1918, illustrated by different objects from archeological findings, medieval and modern ceramic collections, tin, glassware, weaponry, photographs and documents, books and newspapers, etc.
In 1999, The Thesaurus also opened for the public, where, in its two exhibition rooms, the visitors can find over 4,600 gold and silver pieces: Eneolithic idols, antique and medieval monetary thesauruses, gem jewelry, medals and decorations, but also domestic objects forged out of precious metal.
•The Egyptian Collection – an authentic mummy from the 3rd century B.C. in its painted wooden sarcophagus
•The stove tiles collection – contains approximately 700 pieces – entirely preserved or fragmentary – from the 14th-19th centuries, and also two stoves. One of them is built in a classicist style and it can be found in the permanent exhibition and while the other one in a folk style.
•Oriental weaponry – battle axes and pistol-swords, crossbows and even a cannon-ball tube.
•The furniture in different Western European styles – proof that the nobles kept pace with the European fashion – may constitute an image of a luxurious interior, complete with rugs, trousseau chests and embroideries.
Currently closed for renovations.
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