The ASTRA Traditional Folk Civilisation Museum
The ASTRA Traditional Folk Civilisation Museum, located 4 km far from town, on the Dumbrava Forest, was founded in 1963 as the Popular Technique Museum, is a 96 hectare museum and its exhibition circuit is 10 kilometres long.In this perimeter the visitors can admire traditional houses, original dwellings, household equipments invented by the inhabitants of the village, traditional means of transport, and so on. There is also a 3 hectare modern wood-sculpture exhibition, with works inspired by the life of the village.On winter, visitors can also profit by a (long narrow) boat row, a carriage or sled drive. More than that, the inn inside the museum offers 53 accommodation units, and one can serve a traditional meal at the tavern.
Visitors can come every day, at every hour, and for the night there is a lighting spot system with special effects.Between the 1st January 2009 and the 10th July 2009, The National Complex ASTRA was visited by more than 100000 persons, from the country or from abroad. As usual, the main attraction was the Outdoors Museum from Dumbrava Sibiului (almost 90% of the visitors went there). The events that were most successful to the public were “Noaptea Muzeelor” (The night of the museums), “Ziua Sugarului” (The day of the suckling), “Tarafuri si fanfare” Festival, but also the Resurrection Liturgy. It is hoped that this year, the museum will be visited by 200000 people.
The Traditional Folk Civilisation Museum from Sibiu I visited it at least 5 times until now and I would like to visit it again. The nature is magnifique and the houses are very interesting and original too. Enjoy it 🙂