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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is about a section of the Banat Museum that is not located in the Huniade Castle - that building is in refurbishment since year .. and probably will take many more years to be finished.
So, located in the Theresia Bastion - the expo called "Military History of Banat" - "Istoria Militara a Banatului" in Romanian - it is relatively new , but nonetheless what is lacking is size is compensated by the work of the custodians and by the exhibits on display.
There are 2 distinct area in 2 adjacent spaces - in 1 room - 1st is dedicated to the Habsburg and Ottoman troops from the era around 1716 -18 - the period of the conquest of Timisoara by Prince Eugen of Savoy.
Very interesting that you can touch the exhibits, hold an infantry sword - pick up a grenade of the Grenadiers , etc,... very nice overall.
Second section is concentrated on the Romanian Army uniforms and items from WWI period.
The custodians are very knowledgeable , they are friendly and helpful , they explain patiently, for kids it will be a great experience, but for adults is definitely of interest especially if you are into history.
Entrance is free of charge - that is very nice , but even with a fee it would be very interesting.
So , when you are in the area, should you be interested in history, this is a definite must see place ... go and check it out.
Written 4 May 2023
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,706 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Originally built in 1315-1316 by Charles Robert of Anjou - when the king of Hungary had its official residence in Timisoara . It has been rebuilt by John Hunyadi between 1443 -1447 (when gun emplacements have been incorporated into it) , since the original castle was severely damaged (...and outdated , since in 100 years the ways of wagging war have changed). Later after the ottoman occupation in 1552 the castle served as the residence of the ottoman rulers.
After 1716, when Timisoara was conquered/liberated by Eugen of Savoy the castle has been rebuilt once more to suite the needs of the Habsburgs.
In 1849 during the 48-49 revolution the castle has been extensively damaged to the point that it has been refurbished and rebuilt until 1856 - so what can be seen currently is the result of those activities mainly.
Since 1947 it is the museum of Banat (hence the name) housing the History and Science exhibitions.
In front of the museum you shall find "2 electric lamps" - that are a memento for Timisoara being the first city in Europe that had electric public lighting since 12 of November 1884.
The building itself is far from its former glory - extensive repairs are needed - but hopefully those will start soon - in the end it is the oldest building in Timisoara (well rebuilt several times) ... and definitely worth a few minutes and a few pics.
Written 5 January 2021
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Radu Simionoff
Dumbravita, Romania232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Huniade Castle, where Banat Museum is located, is the oldest building in Timișoara, built in 1315 by Carol Robert de Anjou, rebuilt in 1443 by Iancu de Hundeoara, rebuilt by Turkish pashas in the 17th century, rebuilt by Prince Eugene of Savoy in the 18th century, rebuilt with the present appearance in 1856.
Written 31 December 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I came across this attraction looking for my way to go to the Roses Park. Its entrance door caught my attention so I went closer to check it out.

It appeared to be closed and abandoned. Since there was no one ask, I just took pictures of its exteriors and moved on.
Written 14 May 2019
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JPH1984
Reading, UK279 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
There was a fascinating exhibition on Schliemann the archeologist, and some of his discoveries. Entrance fee was very cheap, and it was a pleasant walk through Timisoara to get there.
Written 2 March 2018
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J P
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We wanted to visit the Banat Museum, but it has been closed for years and there is no sign that it will ever reopen. A great shame, as it should be a cultural highlight of the city. Our local guide was exasperated about the situation, but it seems the local council & mayor are not doing much to help the local tourism industry.
Written 28 August 2017
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Emily
Birmingham, UK632 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
An interesting building that is definitely worth heading over to have a look at. We had read previous reviews that said that the museum wasn't open, but as over a month had passed, we were hoping it was up and running again. Unfortunately, this is not the case and it doesn't look as though as it is set to reopen for some time.
Written 14 April 2017
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Boris B
Belgrade, Serbia2,416 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Museum is closed for restoration, but the castle is interesting itself as it is build in XV century. You can walk around to see it. Unfortunately, museum visit has to wait for some next visit.
Written 21 March 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Even though this attraction/site is closed for renoes. The structure itself is worth admiring as it was built in the 1400's regarded as the oldest monument of the old town. Definitely worth a look during a walk for its historic value alone .

For those wanting to visit the actual museum itself, there is currently a temporary exhibition held at the bastion/citadel.
Written 4 March 2017
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Giuseppe S
Antwerp, Belgium840 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
As the museum is closed for renovation which seems endless ( according to the Tourist info) you can only appreciate the exterior of the building and hope the works will be finished by the time you will come back to Timisoara.
Written 14 December 2016
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