Brukenthal National Museum
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HISTORY

. The Altemberger House:
The Museum of History
. Main Exhibition
. Roman Lapidarium
. Medieval Lapidarium
. Arms and Armors
. The Firearms Hall
. The Movement for National Emacipation in Southern Transylvania
. The Emergence of Human Settlements in Southern Transylvania
. The Glasswork in Transylvania
. The Guilds of Sibiu
. The Magistrate of Sibiu
. Coins and Medals
. Treasury
. THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY,
The Altemberger House
Address:
Str. Mitropoliei, Nr. 2
Tel: (+40) 269 218143
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THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY, The Altemberger House

THE FIREARMS HALL

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The Firearms Hall is a specifically designed storage, opened for researchers and those who pay great interest in arms, aiming at taking into a good account the large number of pieces owned by the Museum but not displayed until present.

Brukenthal National Museum holds the largest collection of matchlock rifles in Romania, totaling 215 pieces (10 in Arms and Armours exhibition, 205 in storage), which covers the almost whole typological range from the first rifles and the introduction of the lock-plate in the first half of the 16th century, to the emergence of musket with recovery-spring in the late 16th century, along wheellock rifles with pyrite (iron disulfide) ignition.

17th - 18th century rifles and flintlock pistols are presented in a large variety of mechanism types (alla catalana, alla fiorentina, alla fashion, French) and origins (Western European, Balkan and Eastern) being signed by outstanding craftsmen (Hauer, Zanoni, Schirmer, Bottner, etc.).
The 19th century brings along cap guns and striker fired guns, more evolved throughout the 20th century

 
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PICTURES FROM GALLERY (click to open)

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