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"Iron Gates" Region Museum

Museum code6952500
Name"Iron Gates" Region Museum
CountyMehedinţi
LocalityDROBETA TURNU - SEVERIN
AddressStr. Independenţei nr. 2
Postal code220160
Telephone0252.312.177
Fax0252.320.027
E-MAIL addressmuzeulpdf@rdslink.ro
Accessat the crossroad with Carol I Boulevard.
Time table9:00 - 17:00 (summer), 9:00 - 16:00 (winter); Monday: closed
Collection(s)In 1912 Professor Bărcăcilă established the "History Museum of Traian High School", that moved in 1926 to the newly built construction near the Roman camp, that formerly had to shelter a museum named from then onwards "Museum of History and Ethnography in Turnu Severin". After 1945, the museum grew in importance and developed its research area, as the Museum of the Iron Gates Region. On the 15th of May 1972 the museum opened under the present display having two departments: history and natural sciences with an aquarium presenting Danubian fish species. Later on ethnography and art departments emerged. The exhibits illustrate the fields: natural sciences (fauna and flora, an aquarium for the Danubian fauna and exotic fish), history, documents, archaeology (including prehistoric finds from Schela Cladovei, Roman finds from Drobeta and lapidarium), numismatics, ethnography (costumes, pottery, textiles from Mehedinţi and the Iron Gate areas), Romanian fine arts (many works, even masterpieces, signed by great painters, such as Luchian, Petraşcu, Pallady, Tonitza, Dimitrescu, Şirato, Stoenescu, Iser, Ressu). The history - archaeology department comprises nine halls: Prehistory - the vestiges of the material and spiritual life of the Schela Cladovei culture, the Geto-Dacian Civilization, the Daco-Roman Wars, Roman Ancient Monuments (the bridge at Drobeta from the years 103 - 105), Mediaeval History, the Modern Age, Romanian Feudal Art and the Contemporary Age. The natural sciences exhibition, inaugurated on the 15th of May 1972, presents the physical and geographical conditions of the Iron Gates Gorge, (Hall 1), the flora and fauna of the Iron Gates Gorge (Hall 2), the Danubian ichtyofauna of the Iron Gates storage basin (aquarium), and the water fauna in the Iron Gates region. The exhibition closes with aspects relating to cosmogony, paleontological evidence, testimonies regarding the origin and evolution of man. The ethnography and folk art department holds a precious rich heritage, bearing documentary value. The exhibition presents first of all aspects on the rural civilization in the Iron Gates region. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure. Nearby there is the Roman Camp of Drobeta.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building MH-II-m-B-10187
CategoryMuzeu judeţean
General profileHistory
Main profileHistory
WEB addresshttp://www.cimec.ro/Muzee/MuzeulRegiuniiPortilordeFier/Index.htm
PublicationsDrobeta
Founded1882
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Id Name County Locality Commune Address Profile Afișare pe hartă
435 "Iron Gate Hydropower Station" Exhibition Mehedinţi DROBETA TURNU - SEVERIN Str. I. Gh. Bibicescu, nr.2 Science and Technology Map it
1512 "Tudor Vladimirescu" Fortified Manor House (Cula) Mehedinţi CERNEŢI SIMIAN History Map it
438 Art Museum Mehedinţi DROBETA TURNU - SEVERIN Str. Rahovei nr. 3 Arts Map it
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