Museum of Danube Fishing and Boat Building – town of Tutrakan

The museum is situated in this exact town, because the town has centuries-long traditions in fishing and boat construction. It is not accidental that the Tutrakan residents had been known as the best fishermen and boat builders along the lower current of Danube river.
The museum is the only one of its kind not only in Bulgaria, but also on the entire Balkan Peninsula. The museum exposition is placed in seven halls in a building constructed in the beginning of the 20th century. The collections are arranged in chronological order, in order to trace the historical development of fishing tools and techniques from antiquity to the present day. Visitors can see original fishing tools, fishing rods made of bone and copper, clay leads for fishing nets, various types of nets made of vegetable fibers, etc. Along with the original articles, the museum acquaints the visitors with the history of fishing by various pictures and documents.

Accommodation in Tutrakan

Additional Information

From 1 April to 31 September – 8.00 am – 12.00 am and 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm.
On Saturday the museum works from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm;
Sunday – day off.From 1 October to 31 March – 8.00 am – 12.00 am and 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
On Saturday the museum works from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm upon a preliminary request; Sunday – day off.
Adults – BGN 2.00
Students and Seniors – BGN 1.00
Guided tour (only in Bulgarian language) – BGN 5.00

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