Historical and ethnographic heritage – part of the sustainable
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MIS-ETC Code: 829



The History Museum


GPS (47.951145172119; 26.07006072998)
district Suceava
region Siret
locality Siret
category Museums, including the house museums
year 1871
ethnic Mixed


The history of the museum may be linked to the growth of Siret town, who experienced a successful period during the time of Petru I Mușat (1375-1391), as Voivodal residence. The collection of local items started in 1871, with the establishment of Siret Museum Society. The activity of this society will be continued after the First World War by the teachers of the town. An important period for the museum´s development is represented by the archaeological research carried out in the area of Siret town. The campaigns undertaken between 1968 and 1968, 1972 and 1984 in Ruina Hill, where the settlement reinforced by Hallstatt A is situated, constituted the necessary impetus to create the museum. Therefore, in 1985 the Museum of History came into existence, specialised in the creation and development of medieval small towns and cities in the Eastern Crapathians, showing different aspects of local history. The museum contains 7 rooms displaying aspects of the Stone Age, the political organization of small towns, archaeological evidence of Moldavian small towns and cities, as well as other exhibits. Interesting are the images of the city, enammeled tiles, as well as the presentation of social categories who used to live in the city. The most important fortresses of Moldavia are presented here: Suceava, Neamţ, Hotin, Soroca and Orhei.