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The Village Museum of Valcea County
The village museum has been outlined its topical profile since 1974, like a form of a village museum destinated to reconstitute, on a 8 hectars area, the functional image of a traditional rural settlement with all its social - cultural institutions.

In the organization of this museum on an open space, have been taken in consideration few constituent factors of a true village the county relief forms, the village hearth its boundaries with all their elements, according with them having been located the farms and community buildings, transferred from different localities of Valcea county.

Actually, Valcea village museum has a well defined place into Romanian national net of open space museums and it is representated by its four sectors:

1. The farm home sector that comprises 42 units and over 42.000 museum objects illustrating farm's structure according with the traditional occupations; agriculture, fruit trees growing, vineyard growing, animal growing or a series of handy craft or popular technique, in the same time looking for diversity and houses 'evolution in volume and design with one more rooms.Inside the museum can be remarked the special houses with tower from ethnographical zone of Horezu (Maldarasti, Stoenesti and Barbatesti communes), the specialized wine-growing farms that were transferred from Dragasani vineyard zone (Prundeni and Olteanca villages), the specialized farms in fruit-trees growing from Alunu, Tomsani and Cernisoara communes or the animal growing farms transferred from the mountain zone (Boisoara, Pascoaia and Brezoi villages).
Beside the houses, in the farms has been transferred a series of annexes like: storehouses for corn, wheat, hay and firewood, kennels, hencoops, pigsties, stables and others.
2. The social-cultural sector of the public utility buildings comprises a rural primary school that was built at the beginning of the XX-th century at Salistea village, Malaia commune, a wooden church built in 1785, now being transferred from Nicolae Balcescu commune, a swing from Stoenesti commune and in the future the sector will be completed with a rural cityhall also with other valuable objectives and objects.
3. The popular technical skills (and handicrafts) sector presents: - the technical modalities in processing some row materials, in order to produce tools, vases and home useful objects.
The methods used for processing of vegetal fibres, animals'hair and skin also for obtaining animal and vegetal products.
As parts of this village museum have been bought and put in order to work, some skilled workshops and installations as follows:
- the pottery workshop from the center of Vladesti commune (XIX-th century).
- the wood joinery - carpentry workshop (XX-th century) from Serbanesti village, Salatrucel commune.
- the goat's hair processing workshop from Curtea village, Popesti commune (the beginning of XIX-th century), also a black-smith workshop from Prundeni commune.
Must be mentioned also, the technical installation for handy and water propelled grain mills from ethnographical zone Lovistea, plum-brandy distilleries from Stoienesti and Buda, wollen-cloth processing mill from Costesti; plums drying oven from Upper-Muiereasca and a series of wine-obtaining installation (presses and other devices) used in the vineyard farms, that have been brought from Mitrofani, Olteanca, Prundeni, localities situated in Dragasani vineyard zone.
4. The buildings sector represented by few units from village's boundary or from mountains' area: small praying temples brought from Govora-village and Feteni, boundary fountains, beehives, sheep yaqrds brought from Smeurat mountain, a wine-growing manorhouse from Fartatesti commune, watching towers and others.
Finally, but not in the last, our valuable popular Valcea's art is illustrated inside the museum by inner house's decorations, by the skilled workshops, rustic furniture, iconography, ceramics, textiles, wooden and metal pieces.
That is why we must consider that the most valuable works, values of national cultural patrimony, have to be kept and treasured with much care into this wonderful village-museum because they are representing our ancestor roots and merit the hole respect of our and of future generations.

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Visiting hours:
Summer time (april - octomber) : daily 10,00 - 18,00, closed on Monday and Thursday
Winter time (november - march): daily 9,00 - 17,00, closed on Monday and Thursday
Contact:
Address : Bujoreni (road to Sibiu), Valcea, ROMANIA
Phone: +40250 / 746869
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