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Sighet Village Museum

Located as you enter the town of Sighet, on the road from Baia Mare, the Village Museum was added to the Ethnographic Museum of Maramures in 1981 as an open air section. It was a joint enterprise of Mr. Francisc Nistor and of the current Director of the institution, Mr. Mihai Dancus.

The Village Museum, as you see it today, leaves the impression of a typical village from Maramures. One straight road and several crooked roads or paths make up the inherent structure of the settlement and they all converge as in all Maramures villages, towards the church.

The wooden homes of hand-hewn timbers represent Jewish, Slavic, Hungarian, German, and Romanian habitations from the 17th and 18th centuries. The houses are preserved intact both inside and out, with original carving on the doorways, and some of the writing in Cyrillic and even Arabic.

For further information please contact the museum website.