National Ethnographic Museum in Kruje, Kruje

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  • The museum is 2 minutes walk from the Skanderbeg museum and it pays to visit there. There is a nice collection of ethnographic items in a unique old family house  more »
  • Situated in the Castle, this museum is located in the House of the influential family of the Toptani, at the time, the ruling family in Kruja, in a traditional 19th century Ottoman-style house. Opened in 1989, itself already contains the demonstration of economic independence of the same House Toptani (there they produced food, beverages, hides and weapons. In addition, the House was equipped with hammam and water mill) and, in addition, discusses the trades practiced at Kruja and in Albania, as well as the style of Albanian life 300 years ago. In Albania there are mole homes like this, but this is particularly beautiful in the museum exposes objects in ceramic, wood, stone, iron, cotton, silk, wool, different embroideries. The age of these specimens varies from 60-70 to 500 years.
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  • Opposite the Castle fortress of Kruje, there is this beautiful Museum, opened in 1989, housed in a home built in 1769. It is on two floors and is painted in Islamic style. Has beautiful traditional costumes (both Catholics and Muslims), some of which are embroidered in gold or silver thread, finely embroidered or crocheted kits. Wonderful is the bride's room, located next to the hammam, designed to heat nearby rooms. Then there is the nursery, they ate separately from adults. Rural tools of daily life are visible: the press, the grindstone, you need to prepare the raki; the Carpenter's tools. There was straw, leather and it produced bricks, iron, ceramic. Interesting wine cellar where perishable foods were kept. The ceiling has 300 and was made of cypress wood. We benefited from the excellent museum guide who speaks fluent Italian.
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  • A fair amount of original stuff. The guide that was there didn't speak much English but was able to draw my eye to the right places.
  • NATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM -KRUJË National Ethnographic Museum Krujë was inaugurated on 20 November 1989. It is placed in a characteristic urban building of 1764. This building is a first class culture monument. Its 10-12 rooms and the objects exhibited outside give a complete view of the crafts applied in Krujë and all over Albania and of the way of living since 300 years. 90 % of this museum items are original and 100 % are functional. Items of ceramic, wood, stone, iron, cotton, silk and wool and various embroideries are exhibited here with finesse. These objects have an age varying from 60-70 to 300 years.
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  • Allows to realize how the local population lived. Follow the guide as it is worth to learn a little more, especially on this clever system of bells
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