The National Museum of Old Maps and Books
The museum opened to the public in 2003 and is hosted in a beautiful villa built in the 1920’s. The main collection belonged to Professor Adrian Năstase’s family and was donated to the Romanian state. At present, the main collection is enriched with other donations of graphic works and maps.
The patrimony of the museum consists of over 1000 works dating from the 16th to the 20th century. Among them you will find maps of the regions inhabited by Romanians and their ancestors, continents of the world, astronomical maps and city plans. Also, the patrimony of the museum includes graphic works with various subjects: landscapes, portraits, traditional costumes.
The museum is set in a 1920s building constructed in a style that combines architectural elements of Gothic inspiration – the pointed arches – with those of Mediterranean inspiration – the loggias reminding of 15th century Venetian villas.
In order to mark the new use of the building since 2003, the ceilings have been decorated with inspirational insights from mythology and astronomical maps and the stained glass windows were designed with various heraldic and cartographic representations.
10 lei - entrance ticket
5 lei - reduced ticket for retired people
2,5 lei - reduced ticket for students, students, Euro 26 card holders, adults with medium or low handicap
Tariff for temporary exhibitions: 5/10/15 lei, depending on the scale
50 lei / hour - guide in Romanian
FREE ACCESS: Granted for preschool children (up to 7 years); Persons (adults or children) with severe or severe disabilities and their attendants; children to whom special protection measures apply; pupils in school holidays; pupils and students Romanian citizens living outside the country, scholars of the Romanian state; Euro 26 card holders on the last Wednesday of each month; veterans of war and military in term; official delegations; cultural delegations; museum network employees; employees of the Ministry of Culture and National Identity.
- 10RON (2,5EUR) for adults / 2,5RON (0,5EUR) for children