House of Humour and Satire

The House of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo is the only museum in the world devoted to humour. The museum was opened on 1 April 1972. It is a successor of the local folklore humour and the jolly carnival traditions of Gabrovo, the Bulgarian capital of humour. Today it is an international cultural centre that successfully combines the features of a museum and a busy gallery where examples of the art of humour and satire from all around the world are gathered together. The motto of the museum is: “The World Survived because it Laughed.” The building of the House of Humour and Satire includes 10 exhibition halls on an area of 8 000 sq m. This makes it one of the biggest museums in Bulgaria.

Accommodation in Gabrovo

Additional Information

1 November – 31 March:
9 am – 6 pm,
closed on Sundays
1 April – 31 October:
9 am – 6 pm,
open every day (except on 24 May).
Admission – BGN 3;
Students – BGN 1.50.
Lectures given in Bulgarian: BGN 5.
Lectures given in a foreign language – BGN 10.