Economy and Everyday Life

One area of the museum deals with the agricultural equipment and other equipment used in the rural trades and crafts in Transylvania (farming, viniculture, timber, hemp and wool processing). The importance of viniculture for the region is demonstrated by some impressive exhibits, for example the old wine press that is displayed in the museum’s outdoor area. The museum also owns a complete ropery from Agnetheln/Agnita in the Hârtibaciu Valley and a complete wainwright’s workshop from the same region.

This area of the museum also includes other home decor and everyday life objects. Since 2012 the museum has continuously extended the topic of “Transylvanian Saxons in Communist Romania” because we have noticed the loss of pieces of evidence in Romania over the past few years which could result in a loss of history.