The Transylvania Trust is a registered charity, set up by conservation professionals and volunteers in 1996. Our principal aim is to conserve and promote Transylvania's rich and diverse built heritage, to encourage society to be receptive towards the built environment. The Trust is active in all fields of conservation: data recording, inventory, survey, building restoration, maintenance, training, and also scientific research.
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  • Announcement
    04 july 2017
    Due to the preparations for the Electric Castle Festival, the castle’s visiting hours will have the following modifications: - until July 5 the castle is partially open, only to organised tourists groups that have included the castle on their itinerary, accompanied by a representative of the Transylvania Trust Foundation. - between July 6 and 24 the castle will be closed. Thank you for understanding!
  • European Artistic Crafts Day in Bonțida
    31 march 2017

    Joining the events of the European Artistic Crafts Day, we invite you on 1 and 2 April 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00, to visit our traditional masonry and carpentry workshops at Bánffy Castle, Bonțida. Visitors will have a chance to participate in demonstrations regarding traditional crafts and to get involved in the workshops' activities by trying out traditional tools, techniques, and materials.

  • Open call for designers, architects, artists and craftsmen
    17 march 2017

    Transylvania Trust launches at Bánffy Castle, Bonŝida (Cluj Co., Romania), two Artists and Craftsmen in Residence programmes for artists, craftsmen, artisans, and creators interested in and preoccupied by the reinterpretation of historical values through contemporary methods. The residence programmes ensure the temporal and spatial conditions for learning and creation in an exceptional historical setting: Bánffy Castle, Bonŝida.

    The art camps will take place between 21 August and 3 September 2017, approaching the concept of OR, respectively between 11 and 24 September 2017, focusing on the concept of IF.