The 19th century Romanian style mansion was the family home of Ion Borcea (1879-1936), Romanian scientist and professor, specialized in zoology. This house hosted several scientific meetings. In 1971, the scientist’s sister donated a part of the mansion for the Sciences Museum Complex of Bacau.

The memorial house has one central hallway and four rooms: the scientist’s office, the living room and two rooms dedicated to his career.

In one of the rooms there are pieces from the Agigea research resort, founded by Ion Borcea himself. In the last room there is also an insect exhibition. As a promoter of his native area, Ion Borcea used to bring his students here, on the road from the Iasi University to the Agigea resort. Thanks to his important contributions, he is also considered the “father of Romanian oceanography”.


Racova Locality, Bacău County
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Monday, Tuesday – closed;
Wednesday – Sunday:
8AM – 4PM (15 June – 15 September); 10AM – 6PM (15 September – 15 June)



Adults – 8 RON;
Students, pupils, adults with handicap –
2 RON;
Organized groups – adults (min. 10 persons) and retired persons –
3 RON;