The Elhovo Ethnographic and Archeological Museum

The Ethnographic and Archeological Museum in Elhovo is located in the city center. The museum is housed in two two-story structures that were built in 1933 and connected in the 1960s. The museum pursues, preserves, and popularizes various aspects of ethnographic research in the Elhovо region and throughout most of the Sakar area in Bulgaria’s Strandzha region. The museum’s holdings include some 22,000 items, arranged in exhibits designated as “Agriculture and Herding”; Dwellings and Habitations”; “Transportation, Hunting, and Fishing”; Clothing and Decorative Art”; “Traditional Handicrafts”; and “Folk Art”. The museum has over 8,000 original documents and photographs in its archives, including family memorabilia from the liberation movement in the region in 1878 and continuing to the present day, and documenting the lives of Bulgarians who have immigrated to the region from the Odrin and White Sea areas.

Accommodation in Elhovo

Additional Information

Monday – Friday:
8.00 am – noon and 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

To visit on the weekends, please make arrangements in advance.

Adults – BGN 1
students and seniors – BGN 0.5;
persons with disabilities – no charge

On Thursdays there is no charge to visit the museum.
Tours – BGN 5

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