The Plovdiv Museum of Ethnography

The Plovdiv Regional Museum of Ethnography is the second largest museum of its kind in Bulgaria. It is located in the Kuyumdzhiev House in Plovdiv’s Old Town, declared a cultural landmark.
The wealth of items on exhibit represent the traditional culture of Thrace, the Rhodopes, and The Central Balkan Mountains during the Bulgarian Awakening (18th-19th centuries). The permanent exhibit of agriculture and animal husbandry demonstrate the foundational importance of these activities for the region’s population. Some of the period’s most characteristic traditional crafts on display here are the production of woolen clothing and multi-colored woolen embroidery, pottery, copper work, and wrought ironwork. The museum also displays a representative range of the goldsmith’s art. There are exhibits of decorative plates and church salvers, traditional folk costumes, fabrics, and rugs, musical instruments and ritual objects. Typical interiors are on view from the city of Koprivshtitsa, from the Rhodopes, and from the city of Plovdiv, to convey a sense of the region’s habits and customs.
The representational art is represented by over 100 valuable paintings, icons, figurines, panels, carvings and works of metal.

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Additional Information

Summer Opening Hours:
(from the first day of Daylight Savings Time)
9.00 am – 12.30 pm; 1.30 pm – 5.30 pm
closed Wednesday and Friday until lunch
Winter Opening Hours:
(from the first after of Daylight Savings Time)
9.00 am – 12.30 pm; 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm
closed Wednesday and Friday until lunch
Adults – BGN 5; students and seniors – BGN 1
Tours in Bulgarian, English, and Russian – BGN 10