The building, hosting today the History Section "Vasile Lucăcel" of the County Museum of History and Art is a monument, part of the historical center of Zalău it is made up of four wings, build in different periods. The street wing, the oldest, was built in the XIXth century.
Since the school year 1924 - 1925, the building hosted the activity of the Boys State High school that, at first, had 4 classes with 162 pupils. The highschool also had a boarding school for 70 pupils (Leontin Ghergariu, Zalău. Monographic sketch, Zalău, 1926, p. 54).
In the period between the two wars, the building extends to the West with a large room, used for balls and sports activities by the Craftsmen Association of Zalău.
Since august 1971, the History Museum moves here, and the building extends to the South and the two new wings are built, to create new exhibition rooms. The fourth wing (the administrative building) is built more recently, in 1997.
The building of the County Museum of History and Art Zalău was rehabilitated through European funds, and the exhibition area was also reorganized in an interactive manner that sets it apart from other similar museums in the country through scenes that reconstruct periods from the Neolithic to the Contemporary era, with the help of the collections of the museum's patrimony which, at the moment, is counting 221.208 of goods.
In 2018, the museum opened a unique exhibition hall in Romania, called ”Clio High Tech”, which combines the latest technologies such as virtual and augmented reality. Visitors have the opportunity to admire valuable 3D heritage pieces with a tablet, or to walk on a Roman street in the Porolissum camp, with five three-dimensional reconstituted buildings, using VR glasses
Tuesday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Price 10 lei for adults, 5 lei for retired people and 2.5 lei for children and organized groups of pupils and students
Ioan Sima Art Gallery
Tuesday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Price: 10 lei for adults, 5 lei for retired people and 2 lei for children and organized groups of pupils and students
Clio High Tech Hall: price 10 lei for adults, 5 lei for retired people and 4 lei for children and organized groups of pupils and students
Muzeul judetean de istorie si arta