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Museum of Oltenia

  Museum of Oltenia
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Corridor: Western Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Craiova
  Museum of Oltenia

The museum was established in 1915 as an ethnography and antiquities museum. In 1928 it turned into the Regional Museum of Oltenia. The building is a historic and architectonic monument (1906). The museum has departments of history and archaeology, ethnography and natural sciences. The exhibits include a history collection: mediaeval weapons, flags, period costumes, mediaeval art; archaeology artifacts: pottery, weapons, tools, Bronze Age deposit found at Ghidici, Roman and mediaeval lapidarium etc.; coins, medals and seals; ethnography and natural sciences items; rare books, facsimiles, a library (12,000 books).


10 - 17; Monday: closed