Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

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Coordinates: 44°28′24.13″N 26°4′35.69″E / 44.4733694°N 26.0765806°E / 44.4733694; 26.0765806

The church of the Timişeni village, now at the Village Museum

The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului in Romanian) is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the Herăstrău Park (Bucharest, Romania), showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum extends to over 100,000 m2, and contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania.

It was created in 1936 by Dimitrie Gusti, Victor Ion Popa, and Henri H. Stahl.

Elisabeta Palace, the current residence of the Romanian Royal Family, is located in Herăstrău Park, as an "island" inside the Village Museum, near the Arch of Triumph ("Arcul de Triumf").

There are other "village museums" throughout Romania, including ASTRA National Museum Complex in Sibiu, and those of Cluj-Napoca, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, Timișoara, a.s.o.

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