During the 19th century, the main concern of the Museum was to preserve
the extant patrimony, to enlarge the main collections through the means
of acquisitions and to establish new collections, especially in the
range of the German-Saxon Culture.
In the year 1948, the Museum was nationalized, becoming the property of the communist Romanian state.
In 1948, the Transylvanian Society for the Natural Sciences in Sibiu ceased its activity, the museum under its patronage being included in the national patrimony. In 1957, the Museum of Natural Sciences became a part of the Brukenthal Museum.
The “August von Spiess” Museum of Hunting has its opening in 1966.
1972 is the opening year to the Museum of Pharmacy.
In 1988 was inaugurated the History Section of the Brukenthal National Museum, at present the Museum of History, in the Altemberger House.
The Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum is the most recently acquired location (2006).
Monday and Tuesday: closed
4:15 p.m. for Brukenthal Palace (European Art Gallery and Romanian Art Gallery) and the Museum of History
4:30 p.m. for the Museum of Natural History, Pharmacy Museum, Museum of Hunting and Museum of Contemporary Art.