Museum opening hours:Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Londra 39 str

district 1, Bucharest

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EVENTS Future Events

Evenimente speciale

Museum opening hours 11- 31 March 2020

Dear visitors, due to rapid of Covid 19 virus, as prevention, the Maps Museum will be closed for visitation in the week 11th - 31st March 2020 Thank you for understanding. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the museum.     Ima [...]

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Maps Museum – online resources

While closed for visitation, due to Coronavirus Covid-19 spread, the Maps Museum offers online resources in Romanian language, for its visitors: our Youtube channel our blog  the Multimedia section on the site  

HISTORY History of the MUSEUM

The museum opened to the public in 2003 and is hosted in a beautiful villa built in the 1920's. The main collection belonged to Professor Adrian Năstase’s family and was donated to the Romanian state. At present, the main collection is enriched with other donations of graphic works and maps.

  • Collection

    The patrimony of the museum consists of over 1000 works dating from the 16th to the 20th century. Among them you will find maps of the regions inhabited by Romanians and their ancestors, continents of the world, astronomical maps and city plans. Also, the patrimony of the museum includes graphic works with various subjects: landscapes, portraits, traditional costumes.

  • The venue

    The museum is set in a 1920s building constructed in a style that combines architectural elements of Gothic inspiration – the pointed arches – with those of Mediterranean inspiration - the loggias reminding of 15th century Venetian villas.

  • Ceilings and stained glass

    In order to mark the new use of the building since 2003, the ceilings have been decorated with inspirational insights from mythology and astronomical maps and the stained glass windows were designed with various heraldic and cartographic representations.

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