National Museum of History Transylvania


The National Museum of History of Transylvania has its main headquarter in a building, which is a monument of architecture of the XIXth century, Casa Petrichevich-Horvath, example of local adaptation of the neoclasic language to the decoration of the strips between the floors and floral-geometrical motifs of the boxes.

The birth of the museum is the foundation of the Transylvanian Museum Society on 23 November 1859. Initial heritage of the museum consisted of collections of antiquities, numismatics, botany, zoology, mineralogy, geology. Cluj University founded in 1872 took under its protection the museum’s collections that have been enriched by donations and purchases of objects of great archaeological and historical and artistic value. Archaeological collections were preserved and exhibited in the old wing of the museum’s existing buildings. After December 1, 1918, historical and archaeological collections have been in the care of the Institute of Archaeology and Numismatics Romanian University of Cluj.

Useful information

Address: Constantin Daicoviciu Street no. 2, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj county

Telefon: 0264595677

Fax: 0264591718


Location of the National Museum of History of Transylvania

The National Museum of History of Transylvania in Cluj Napoca is located in Museum Square area on Constantin Daicoviciu Street no.2.

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Access by car on Constantin Daicoviciu can be made from Emil Isac street, from Gheorghe Baritiu street (the Hungarian Opera). After the intersection with Constantin Daicoviciu street, Emil Isac street in one way towards Memorandumului street.


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