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Museum of History and Ethnography

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Museum of History and Ethnography

The museum was founded in 1967 at the initiative of a group of intellectuals. With a profile in history and ethnography, the institution also has an art collection (painting, graphics, sculpture, ceramics).

The museum has a heritage of over ten thousand exhibits, grouped in collections of archaeology, folk wear, barks and carpets, traditional fabrics, household utensils, numismatics, photographs, old books and documents, art.

The museum presents to the general public valuable collections of ancient archeology and from the medieval period, a valuable original and particularly interesting collection of old traditional Moldovan fabrics (carpets and towels) from Ungheni region, traditional wear, a series of authentic monuments carved in the traditional Romanian style, in wood, from the first half of the 20th century.

The institution hosts temporary exhibitions of contemporary art by established authors in the field of fine arts at national and international level.

The Museum of History and Ethnography in Ungheni is the only specialized institution in the province that publishes its own publication – the newsletter Pyretus.

We meet here:

Ungheni City 9 Nicolae Balcescu street, within Palace of Culture