Communist Consumers Museum


This museum houses an odd collection of pre-1989 consumer goods manufactured in Romania. It fills to the point of overflowing three rooms and a hallway below a popular cafe south of the centre. Most of the toys, appliances and periodicals will mean nothing to foreigners but it's worth a visit just to watch older Romanians take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane.

Reach it on tram 6 or 8.

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