The "Gheorghe Cernea" Ethnographic Museum is situated in the center of Rupea, at 65 km from Brasov, on the road connecting Braşov to Sighişoara. The museum, housed in a historic building of the 18th century, recently renovated, evokes the rural world around Rupea, whose fair is documentarily attested in 1433.
The museum design aims to illustrate the main aspects that define the specificity of the ethnographic area of Rupea: traditional fishing on the Olt river, the pottery center in Drăuşeni, specific customs of the Saxon population in the area (Kronenfest), the Romanian wedding, the interior of the Saxon and Romanian houses, the flourishing trade in Cohalm fair (Michael Falk's grocery store).
The museum has been given the name of Gheorghe Cernea (1898-1965), one of the most outstanding personalities in the area of Rupea, who dedicated himself to Romanian folklore and ethnography.
The museum offers visitors the opportunity to purchase our publications and traditional objects made by local craftsmen.