Brukenthal National Museum


The Brukenthal National Museum is located at 4-5 Piaţa Mare, Sibiu, Sibiu County. The museum has a gift shop.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday between 10:00-18:00, Monday and the first Tuesday of each month: closed.

Entrance fee: Yes

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Brukenthal National Museum is located in the Large Square in the historical centre of Sibiu, being the most visited museum of this fascinating town. The Museum is located in the Brukenthal Palace, a gorgeous building erected from 1778 to 1788 in the style of the Viennese palaces by Baron Samuel de Brukenthal, the Governor of Transylvania at that time. The palace was built to serve as a residence for the Governor thus enabling him to initiate these collections that make the Brukenthal Museum so famous today. Thus you can admire impressive collections grouped in the European Art Gallery and Romanian Art Gallery. Here you will find the most representative Baroque paintings in Central and Eastern Europe which will for sure fascinate you. Apart from these two important art collections you can visit the Brukenthal Library exhibition, the old books and maps found here will fascinate you.

A lot of events are organized here all year round bringing together lovers of art and culture.



Did you know?

Due to its ample collections, the Brukenthal National Museum is the largest museum in Southeastern Europe.

Conservation facts

The Brukenthal National Museum was awarded in 2015 with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Also it's the first museum in Romania which in 2016 obtained the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification. This acknowledges the efforts done by the museum and its employees to reduce the consumption of electricity, natural gas, drinking water, the amount of waste generated and also to develop the level of information and awareness.