In 1975 the folk art collection was initiated at the Art Museum Constanţa and in 1980 it got the section status. Since 1990 it is an institution with juridical personality. The base exhibition comprises all folk art categories, allocated to ethnographical areas, the museum having a national character. The collections include: ceramics, icons on wood and on glass, metal, popular costumes, fabrics, textiles, adornments. The museum building dates back to 1893 and is a historical and architecture monument. Initially it was town hall and then post office.