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Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv

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Discover the traditional culture of Plovdiv and the surrounding region at Ethnographic Museum. The colorful exterior is a typical example of Baroque architecture in Bulgaria. The museum houses more than 40,000 artifacts, including copper utensils, pottery, ancient weapons, shepherds' wood carvings, ritual objects, musical instruments, woolen embroidery, and traditional folk costumes. The museum houses a scholarly archive, library, and photo archive. Learn what life in Plovdiv looked like at the beginning of the 20th century from old black-and-white photographs. The fine-art collection features more than 100 valuable paintings, icons, statuettes, wood carvings, and metal figures. Before you head to Plovdiv, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Plovdiv trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Plovdiv has to offer, including Ethnographic Museum.
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TripAdvisor
  • I am interested of history, especially of our, Bulgarian. You can learn more for my nation here. I recommend that museum  more »
  • Great little museum in the old town, set in an original home from the 1800's. A good history around local trades on the first floor. Lots of costumes and traditional fabrics on the second floor. Cheap...  more »
  • This is the house of one of the noblemen of Plovdiv, now a museum where you can learn about the life and traditions of the people in the Plovdiv area, from agriculture to wool processing, old carpets,...  more »
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  • Worth a visit but amateurish and not professional. Lots of stuff on display but no text or context. Nice building.
  • It is a very nice museum. The building itself is amazing and so is the garden around it. The collection is interesting, several objects that were used in old times in villages, clothes and on the first floor there are rooms furnished as in old times. It is really beautiful. The surroundings is very nice as well. I love old medieval bulgarian architecture. If you are in Plovdiv it is a must to visit there.
  • Great, but could be more exciting for the younger audience. Perhaps some interactivity?
  • Authenticity in it's finest form. This house built in the old fashioned very tipical style is a must see in the old town in Plovdiv.
  • To see absolutly, one of the most nice house - and museum - of Plovdiv