Museum of Communism: A Time-Capsule of Ordinary Lives

This is not a traditional communism museum - you will visit the apartment of a family who lived in communist Bucharest in the 1970s and 80s. Get a fascinating glimpse of life ordinary people had by touching, sitting, tasting, smelling, and feeling! Fully decorated and well-preserved with objects from that era, come and experience history in a different way!

What you need to know about visiting the museum of communism

  • This is a guided-visit of an apartment turned communist museum. Duration: about 2,5h
  • Included: English tour with a historian guide, a typical communist snack and drink & a personalized souvenir
  • The apartment belonged to a family who lived in Bucharest during the communist regime and is decorated with typical objects from the era
  • You will learn about the history of communism in Romania and see how ordinary people lived, what they ate, where they worked, the challenges and happy moments of their lives!
  • Tour can start either in the morning or in the afternoon. We meet at Gorjului Metro Station (Exit A). Limited spots available, please book in advance

Additional information

Moments to expect during the communist museum visit:

A typical communist neighborhood

Your time-capsule experience will start by entering a typical communist workers' neighborhood in Bucharest - Militari. Built in the 1960s to house factory workers, this will be a perfect introduction to your visiting experience! We pick you up at Gorjului Subway.

A typical communist neighborhood

The Communist Museum Time Capsule

You will enter the apartment of a family that lived here from 1970 onwards. A typical 2-bedroom apartment for a family with child. Decorated with furniture, household items, objects, toys and all things from the communist era - you will travel back in time! The history lesson you're going to get about Romanian communism will be complete after seeing how ordinary people lived!

The Communist Museum Time Capsule

Life was different in the communist period

Life in the communist regime 40-50 years ago was VERY different: no technology, no imports, no foreign news. You will go from room to room to learn about people's lives: what they ate, where they worked, what kids would study and their activities. We have prepared some fun and engaging challenges for each room. At the end, you will taste typical dishes and drinks from the period and watch a video of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu himself! A personalized souvenir is included in the experience :)

Life was different in the communist period
2 x 35 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 24h before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Bucharest
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest International Henri Coanda Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Train Station
  • Landscape: Urban

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