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Franz Binder World Ethnographic Museum

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Address: Piata Mica no.11, Sibiu 550182, Romania
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Very small but nice

Not at all what I expected. Apparently most of the exhibition is being renovated or in exhange. A friendly man from the staff approached me after I entered the building and gave... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Matylda B
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Not at all what I expected. Apparently most of the exhibition is being renovated or in exhange. A friendly man from the staff approached me after I entered the building and gave me a mini tour (in german) of the small exhibition that was avaible (tribal instruments and an egiptian mummy!). It's not much but then but it was only... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Like several museums we visited in Sibiu it was hard to get any up to date accurate information about it. Certainly some we did get inside were very unwelcoming and the staff had a poor idea of customer service. After getting inside the front door here we met several people in different offices who all agreed it was shut but... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I stayed in Sibiu for two months and I tried to visit this museum twice.Every time there were only some children aimed exhibition,nothing like ethnographic museum.According to an employee,nobody knows when the museum will recover its initial destination.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Neither ethnographic museum had anything of substance apart from a Chinese Exhibition. Everything had been locked away! As an anthropologist I don't travel 2 and a half hours for everything to be put away out of sight!

Thank SueJennings
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

I have discovered this museum by accident one morning and I was delighted. I does seem like a private collection build up by an old bourgeois, but I think that is the charm. It's not a very big museum, but if you have to spare 40-60 min, I think it's well worth your time.

Thank Adelina A
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

The permanent collection was not open when I went so we only saw a collection of Indonesian art. Was quite ok but very small. It only cost us 50cents for 2 persons. The raiting is actually for the people working there. I really liked their kindness.

Thank Gabriela S
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

The only Egyptian mummy Romania owns is resting in this museum !! Also, when visited the museum was also displaying a very nice Indonesian temporary exhibition.

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Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Poorly explained. Random examples of cultures from around the world: African, Egyptian, Japanese. The sort of thing that might have impressed people from an insular nation back before the internet, before TV. But today?

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2015

A charming old museum whose hidden asset is the friendly guide who - despite speaking very little English - showed us around room-by-room, pointing out items of interest

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Housing air as old as the exhibits this museum encapsulates my experiences as I wrote in the guestbook: "Come to Romania with no expectations and you will not be disappointed. " signed - Franz Kafka

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