The National Museum of Banat has the mission to research, preserve and restore the cultural assets, material and immaterial, from the historical Banat, to highlight, make accessible and disseminate scientific information with the aim of educating and entertaining the public. Through its activity, the Banat Museum contributes to the knowledge and promotion of the material and spiritual testimonies of the existence and evolution of the human community and the environment in the Western area of Romania and in the neighboring regions.
The Banat Museum will assert itself as a museum of national importance, contributing to the development and consolidation of local and regional identity in a national and international context, constituting, par excellence in the complex museum activity, a cultural landmark in the Western area.
For the locals, The Banat Museum is associated with Huniade Castle, which is known as the oldest building from Timisoara. The museum comprises three sections: archaeology, history and natural sciences. Due to the restoration works undergoing at the Huniade Castle, the Museum's administration and temporary exhibitions are currently hosted by the Theresia Bastion, on Martin Luther Street, no. 4.