Ethnographic Museum "Nicolae Frunteş", Şirnea

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“… in the legend of Bran it is said that the first symbolic citizen of the village was Şirnea-Bran – Rogozeanu, descending from the Bran family, which had its origins in Obirsia Bucegilor. The Bran family, descending on the today’s Bran location, has split the area between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului to the ten brothers of Bran family, setting up the Bran villages, one of them being Şirnea … “(Nicolae Frunteş)

The Ethnographic Museum “Nicolae Frunteş” from Şirnea is housed in the building that was the town hall until 1967 and the medical dispensary until 2009.

The visitor can admire an impressive collection that belonged to Professor Nicolae Frunteş. Since 1992 necessary arrangements have been made in order to be taken care for and preserve it. The basic collection was founded in the years 1962-1967, then it was extended to its current location (approx. 500 possessions), all exhibits being gathered through donations.

The exhibition hall presents a special significance as it was arranged in the memory of late Professor Nicolae Frunteş.

The museum hosts a collection regarding the Bran Legend, exemplified by statues, paintings, original texts, personal belongings of the teacher Ion Duicu.

The visitor can admire a collection of contemporary art composed of works of fine art – paintings of Prolog Group (Paul Gherasim, Horia Pastina, Sârbulescu Mihai Constantin Flondor …).

Since 1983, the museum hosts an Olympics section, dedicated to the high sport performances of the locals in the winter sports mainly.