History and Ethnography Museum from Bicaz was founded in 1958 through the complex research achieved by the Romanian Academy in the accumulation lake area of the hydro-electric station “Dimitirie Leonida” in Bicaz. Since 1966 the musem has been functioning in the building of the former village theatre „Ion Kalinderu”. Built at the beginning of the XXth century, the museum building is registered as historic monument. The permanent exhibition of the history and ethnography museum is structured on three distinct rooms that illustrates the monographic history of Bistrița’s Valley, as well as the 102 paintings donated to the town by the painter Iulia Hălăucescu.
The Museum of Arts „Iulia Hălăucescu” was inaugurated in November 2003 in Tarcău village , in the building in which functioned “ the foster teacher’s school”. With the help of the local authority and also of numerous arts lovers sponsors, the building was rebuilt on a proportion of 80 per cent and arranged for becoming a museum. The permanent exhibition of the museum is expanded on a surface of 100 square meters arranged like a fairy tale land, that unveils the charm of the foster Tarcău/ from the old times.
Constantin Romanescu was a teacher and for 36 years he also was a manager of the school in Dreptu village. Outstanding figure for the community of Poiana Teiului village, the beloved teacher was a friend to the writer Mihail Sadoveanu, as well as the creator of the zoologic exhibition of the village.
In the school building of Telec ( Pârăul Caprei – The Goat River) it was organized a museum of popular art and ethnography with exhibits that talks extremely suggestive about the oldest times life and occupation of these places inhabitants.
Through the contribution of professor Barna Augustin Marcian and his wife Elena Barna, this ethnography and popular art collection was realized, collection that offers a living immage of the customs and traditions from Bicaz Valley.
Ceahlău village, near The Princes Palace, in the first village school, a village museum was arranged with the help of the villagers and of the forest centers of Ceahlău and Borca.
The museum contains an ethnographic section which emphasizes the ethnographic specific of the village and the main occupations using old tools, pieces of popular costumes, textures and interior decoration sewings donated by the inhabitants of the village.
The second section of natural sciences presents some fauna elements specific to Ceahlău Mountain like: the bear, the wolf, the mountain grouse, the stag, the fox, the trout, the huck, etc.