Museum of Ethnography and Folklore was inaugurated in 1998 with the first edition of “Days of Miron Cristea” with the teacher founders doctor Marc Dorel and professor Zorel Suciu.
In the Museum of Ethnography are a multitude of objects collected over time from the villages that surround Topliţa, which are great for their Romanian art and culture, which succeed in forming a synthesis of the wealth of history and crafts.
Thus, the permanent exhibition of the museum includes local ethnographic collection consisting of objects, tools and decorative pieces that make up the costume of this area, and a painting collection. Aspects of Romanian peasant life are exemplified and peasant plants exposed yarn processing, agricultural products, wood, metals and ceramics. The museum has fabrics, sewing and embroidery which attract attention by their color but also by the diversity of decorative motifs, holds agricultural tools from the oldest to the newest materials, reflecting an evolution in traditional village holds icons and priestly garments, decorative wood and ceramics.
The museum is divided into spaces reflecting the Romanian village life with all the selected objects according to their use. Thus, we have a rustic interior (a grandma’s house), a traditional kitchen, a room that is held, the road of the plants which leads to the finished product worked with loom, ceramics room, another room where is rendered functional workshops a smithy, a traditional carpentry, milling appliances, primary processing of wood, a space decorated with wooden objects used in milk processing Stan traditional hunters corner with objects and cartage.
Traditional costumes have their own space, specially arranged, where we find authentic pieces and process models for a comparative exemplification. The staircase presents valuable pieces for an exhibition of traditional musical instruments, from wind instruments, mandolins, violins to dulcimer and bass. There is also a room designed after the model of the old school hall and art room and art gallery where the Folk School of Arts students operate. All of these objects and documents manage to convey information to complete the history of the Romanian people and ethnographic diversity of traditions in this area.