Trip Planner: Europe / Romania / Transylvania / Central Romania / Sibiu County / Sibiu / Brukenthal National Museum
Brukenthal National Museum represents a complex of six museums housed in nine buildings dispersed all over the city, displaying a variety of exhibits ranging from artwork to religious artifacts to trophies. European and national art galleries are found in the Baroque palace of the former Habsburg governor of Transylvania, Samuel von Brukenthal, who established its first collections around 1790. Today the palace also houses a library featuring contemporary books, incunabula, and illuminated manuscripts. An old pharmacy building from 1569, where Samuel Hahnemann invented homeopathy, houses the museum of pharmacology. Other buildings shelter a contemporary art gallery, a historical museum, a museum of natural history, a museum of arms and hunting, and restoration laboratories. Use our Sibiu visit planner to add Brukenthal National Museum and other attractions to your Sibiu vacation plans.
Tours to Brukenthal National Museum
6-Day Private Tour to Sinaia, Bran, Poiana Brasov and Targoviste from Bucharest BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $365
Duration: 6 days
Day Trip to Sibiu Transylvania from Bucharest BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $156
Duration: 14 hours
Brukenthal National Museum Reviews
This was the first museum I ever visited in Sibiu. I purchased the package that allows me to see other museums for about 22 leis or about $7.00 This museum has numerous exhibits on display: Paintings,... more »
If you have some extra time while in Sibiu I would recommend heading to the Brukenthal Museum. Well worth it. more »
The place itself is great, as are the two resident cats. The European collection in particular is well worth the admission fee. The employees, however... leave much to be desired. Not being able to take photos is also annoying even if it's understandable.
This is billed as the best art collection in Romania. It is probably the best in Transylvania but there is better in Bucharest for sure. Still, there were several old masters' paintings that were nice to see. I thought the price of admission was very high for the area. The palace itself was very nice to see and was probably quite elaborate in its day. No photos were permitted!
Places to stay near Brukenthal National Museum
Plan your trip to Sibiu
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Sibiu
Historic Sites in Sibiu
Hidden gems in Sibiu
Museums in Sibiu
Plans to Brukenthal National Museum by other users
8 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Romania BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Romania BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Romania & Bulgaria BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium