The Science Collection   
The science collection of the Museum contains more than 4900 objects, most of which entered into the possession of the Museum in the period of 1971 – 1988. After 1989 the enlargement of the collection stopped on account of lack of specialists and money. The most considerable part of the collection is still kept in stock. The exhibited material illustrates the fauna and flora of the Carpathian basin.

Mineral Water
This collection consists of more than 1500 objects, containing the tags of the bottlers, the different types of bottles and carafes, etc.

This collection contains dried herbs of great value. The oldest object of the collection dates back to 1835. We have to mention:
  • the herbarium of L. Haynald from 1857 – 1862 that contains plants from Csík, Hagymás, Kelemen – mountains and Kolozsvár;
  • the herbarium of the Roman Catholic Gymnasium from Csíkszereda dating from 1935 – 1937;
  • the herbarium of Lajos Richter from 1880 – 1887 that wears the name “Flora Hungarica” ;
  • the herbarium of the Pharmaceutical Institution from Marosvásárhely.
Birds and Mammals
This exhibition tries to present the fauna of the region from taxonomic point of view:
  • Birds of prey of the day: rough – legged buzzard, sparrow – hawk, golden eagle;
  • Birds of prey of the night: long – eared owl, little owl;
  • Field animals: hazel grouse, brown hare, grey partridge;
  • Forest animals: grey partridge, capercaillie, nutcracker, green woodpecker, brown bear, wolf, fox;
  • Water birds: garganey, red – breasted merganser, otter;
  • The black stork and the lynx deserve particular attention among the filed animals.
  • The antlers and the stay – horns represent a very special part of the collection.
Minerals and rocks
This collection contains more than 1400 objects that were all collected by local geologists. The collection presents the most typical types of minerals and rocks from the region, but it also contains special types of minerals from Germany, Czech Republic and China.
Some mineral classes: native elements (mercury, sulphur); sulphides (galenit, cinnabar, pyrite, chalcopyrite); rock salt, fluorite; oxides and hydroxides (quartz, amethyst, opal); carbonate (calcite, rhodochrosite, dolomite); sulphates (gypsum, barite); silicates (muscovite, sodalite, nepheline);  

Different types of rocks:
Igneous rocks:
The reddish – coloured granite, which you can find in the Eastern border of Csíkszenttamás;
The syenite can be found in the Gyergyói – basin and on Piricske – mountain;
The andesite is characteristic for the Hargita – mountains. The mineral water has a special effect on this type of rock: the carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide gases and the mineral water disrupt the rock resulting in kaolinite, potassium alum and chlorite alterations.
Metamorphic rocks:
Among these rocks we have to mention the slate, the gneiss and the marble.
Sedimentary rocks:
From this type of rock the most frequent in our region are: the conglomerate, the agglomerate, the clay, the sandstone, the limestone and the peat.

The Museum also has in its collection palaeontological finds: species of Pecten, Ostrea, Belemnites, Amonites, Sigillaria, Lepidodendron and Numulites.

The Sekler Museum of Ciuc
Miercurea Ciuc, Cetatii Square no. 2
Harghita County, Romania

The Nagy Imre Art Gallery
Miercurea Ciuc, Zsögödi Nagy Imre Street no. 175.

The Kossuth Gallery
Miercurea Ciuc, Kossuth Lajos Street no. 12
Postal address:
Muzeul Secuiesc al Ciucului
530132 Miercurea Ciuc, Piaţa Cetăţii nr.2
Judeţul Harghita, Romania

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