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Unusual museums in Romania

A visit to the museum could be an extremely interesting experience, especially when we choose an atypical museum instead of a traditional one.I have done some research and came up with four museums in Romania which are somewhat unusual, so you shouldn’t miss them.

The Gold Museum in Bradis the only museum in Romania dedicated to gold. It goes back to 1896 when a German geologist put together some items found in the mines of the Metaliferi Mountains. The museum’s collections contains:

Gold – left in the rarely seen state of ore;

Archeological artifacts discovered in the area of Brad, that testify to the presence of mankind 5000 years ago and to the activity of gold extraction 2000 years ago;

Spectacularly shaped deposits from Brad: plants, animals, bird wings, etc.;

800 exhibits coming from many countries and displayed according to scientific criteria.

The Gold Museum can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, between 9:00 – 17:00 and the address is no.3 Independentei Street, Brad, Hunedoara County.

The Clock Museum in Ploiestiincludes an impressive collection of clocks and watches, true pieces of art, created by well-known European manufacturers.

The Museum was opened in 1963, at the initiative of Professor N.I. Simache, as part of the History Museum.

Nowadays the museum holds 1000 items, but only some of them are displayed, amongst which you can find: musical clocks, watches that belonged to historical figures (Mihail Kogalniceanu, Theodor Aman, I. L. Caragiale, A.I. Cuza etc), amusing watches, watches displaying indications other than the time.

The address is: no.1 Nicolae Simache Street,Ploiesti.

The Hunting Museum in Posadais beautifully organized and recreates the natural environment in which the animals exhibited there were hunted. You can admire here a remarkable collection that includes art works, hunting trophies, objects used for hunting in different periods throughout the human evolution.

The museum lies on the left side of Prahova River, in Comarnic, Posada neighborhood, and is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9:00-17:00.

The Aviation Museum in Bucharestis one of the museums that should not be missed.

A visit during summer is ideal, as you can enjoy the cool temperature and the relaxing atmosphere inside.

You can admire airplanes, uniforms and official insignia of the Romanian Air Force after World War Two, personal items that belonged to Henri Coanda and Aurel Vlaicu, models representing Romanian aviation from the first attempts to fly made by Vuia, to the progress obtained by Vlaicu and the success of Coanda.

The Aviation Museum address is no. 2-4 Fabrica de Glucoza,Bucharest. Visiting hours are open 9:00-16:00 from Tuesday to Friday and 10:00-17:00 during weekends.

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