When to visit Bucharest’s museums for free

In Bucharest there are plenty of museums to wonder through. During May there is a Saturday evening which holds all these museums open with no charge, it’s called the Night of Museums. Well, one doesn’t have to wait for it, the most important art institutions have a day per month when the entrance is free. Yuhuuu!

For the National Art Museum of Romania and the museums in the network, the free entry is on the first Wednesday of the month. These are:

  • The National Art Museum of Romania from the Royal Palace / 49-53, Calea Victoriei, Sector 1
  • K.H. Zambaccian Museum / 21A, Zambaccian Museum street, Sector 1
  • Museum of Art Collections / 111, Calea Victoriei, Sector 1
  • Theodor Pallady Museum – Melik House / 22, Spatarului street, Sector 2

For other museums, free access is on the first Saturday of each month:

  • Old Courtyard Museum – Voievodal Palace / 25-31, Franceza street, Sector 3
  • Bucharest Museum – Sutu Palace / 2, I.C. Bratianu street, Sector 3
  • Astronomical Observatory Vasile Urseanu / 21, Lascar Catargiu street, sector 1
  • Art Collection Ligia and Pompiliu Macovei / 36-38, 11 June street, Sector 5
  • The Fine Art Collection Frederik Storck & Cecilia Cutescu Storck /16, Vasile Alecsandri nr. 1, Sector 1
  • Memorial Museum C.I. & C.C. Nottara / 51, Dacia boulevard, Sector 2
  • Memorial Museum Dr. Victor Babes / 14A, Andrei Muresanu street, Sector 1

For the two institutions below, the entrance is free of charge on the 26th day of each month:

  • Museum of the Romanian Peasant / 3, Kiseleff Street, District 1
  • George Enescu National Museum in Cantacuzino Palace /  141 Calea Victoriei.

For the Dudian Armenian Museum (43, Carol I boulevard, District 2), free admission is from Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 14:00.

About one of these I wrote here: Zambaccian Museum.

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