Location / Access: 2 Republic Square, Gura Humorului, Suceava County (downtown Gura Humorului, in half-kilometer from Hilde's Residence). Description: The museum was created in 1958 and it is representative for the ethnographic region of Humor. The visitor is led to a virtual trip in Bucovina village of the nineteenth century, in order to get him acquainted with the most representative popular customs. The museum owns a unique collection of Romanian Diaspora art - Art Gallery "Georges Cotos".
TUESDAY - SUNDAY: 09 AM -5 PM
MO - closed
- 10 Lei / adult
- 5 Lei / Student
- Guide services included
On the 85 European road you will find, maybe unexpectedly, the largest collection of painted eggs in Romania and also one of the most important in Europe. Located not far from the Voronet, Moldovita or Sucevita monasteries, the museum is an important place to discover traditions of the painted eggs handcraft.
In the workshop you will be able to work alongside Professor Letitia Orsivschi, the owner of the museum and also the creator of painted eggs, which will explain to you the meanings of Bucovina symbols.
The Painted Eggs Museum includes over 3,000 eggs, gathered by Professor Orsivschi in 12 years of participation in national and international exhibitions, and of course Bucovina eggs made by the artist herself.
The collection includes rare eggs, like those of emu, rhea, tinamu, turtle, crocodile, flamingo, and very small eggs, like of partridge, sparrow, dove and also of pheasant, peacock, quail, duck, goose, turkey, ostrich.
All these beauties are displayed in 22 showcases that you can admire, with professional explanation in Romanian, French, Italian, English.
Location / Access: Marginea village, Gura Humorului - Cacica - Solca - Marginea Description: The age of pottery the village called Marginea is almost mythical, and the black pottery with pearly reflections became known worldwide.
Marginea, if not the only one, is certainly the most important black pottery production center of Bucovina . A handful of people who have made pottery their life continue to spin the wheel and burn in the hot oven clay vessels, as their ancestors taught them. Potters in Marginea are fewer and fewer – the old masters take with them to the grave the secrets of the clay they loved and transformed for a lifetime, while young ones long to leave the village and seek other occupations that could provide a life without worries.
There are two families that still keep alive the tradition of authentic pottery in Marginea – the Magopats and the Pascaniucs.
Monday – Saturday - workshop and gift shop: 8 AM – 5 PM
Sunday – gift shop: 8 AM – 5 PM with appointment by phone (Cornelius Magopat – 0040 745 922 949)