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Cris Land Museum

Cris Land Museum


Corridor: Western Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Oradea
Cris Land Museum

The building is an architectonic monument, a palace in the Baroque style, built in 1762, by architect Anton Frantz Hillebrandt. It housed the Roman Catholic Bishopric until 1971. Between 1872 - 1896, functioned the Museum of the History and Archaeology Society of the Bihor county. In 1896 the Museum was opened in a place of its own, and in 1921 the museum reopened. In 1948 it became state property. Between 1950 - 1970 it functioned as: the Oradea Regional Museum, the Crisana Regional Museum, the Bihor Museum. On the 17th of January 1971 it was inaugurated in the new place, under the name of the Cris Land Museum. At present the museum has sections of history, art, ethnography, natural sciences. Subordinated memorial museums: "Iosif Vulcan" and "Ady Endre". Restoration laboratories: painting, metals, textiles, ceramics, bone, leather, ethnographic items. The History Section: finds from the Palaeolithic to Modern Times, including items from the Bronze Age, the Celtic and Dacian coin hoard from Silindria, ornament thesauri and Dacian silver coins, the Roman-Byzantine gilded silver cups dating from the 4th - 5th centuries, discovered at Tauteu, county of Bihor; the history collection: central European silverware from the 16th - 17th centuries; Romanian and foreign rare books collection (16th - 17th centuries); clocks and watches dating from the 18-th centuries; the Iosif Vulcan and Aurel Lazar memorial collections.

B-dul Dacia nr. 1 - 3

0259/412.724; 0259/412.725