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The Plovdiv Ethnographic Museum is the second largest specialized museum of it’s kind in Bulgaria. The museum preserves over 40,000 exhibits inside Kuyumdzhieva house, which is a fine example of the Bulgarian Baroque architecture from the National Revival Period. There are several temporary exhibitions organized here along with the prestigious permanent exhibition of the museum. Apart from the exhibitions, the Plovdiv Ethnographic Museum also provides coordinative consulting activities to all the other museums of the region. There are several popular traditional festivals organized here such as The Festival of Classic Guitar and The Annual Festival of Chamber Music. Highlights and must sees include:
- Traditional crafts of the region on display.
- The Agriculture and Stock breeding exhibition.
- Collection of preserved religious items.
- Textiles and Clothing exhibition with over 11,000 exhibits.
- Musical instruments and Ritual properties.
- Photo gallery and Fine art collection.
Ethnographic Museum Travel Tips
- Don’t miss visitingthe gardens and the St. Konstantin and Elena Church nearby.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ethnographic Museum
- Free for First Thursday of each month for Students and retirees.
How to Reach Ethnographic Museum
- Walk or hire a taxi.
- Ask a local for bus details.
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79.76% of people who visit Plovdiv include Ethnographic Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
37.86% of people start their Ethnographic Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Ethnographic Museum
83.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ethnographic Museum
Ethnographic Museum Reviews & Ratings
A great place to learn more about life in the olden days in Bulgaria in general and in Plovdiv specifically. It's really worth to take a local guide in the museum to make the most of the visit, and it costs a mere 10 BGN (5 €). If you want to take photographs or film inside, you have to pay. The outside of the beautiful building and the garden with a very impressive tree are free to visit and to take pictures.
Large nobleman house, very elegant and with a splendid garden. Inside each room there is an exhibition showing info and objects relevant for Bulgarian traditional lifestyle. We paid 10 leva as a family ticket for 3. Views are nice and we enjoyed the garden.
Interesting place to be seen. Tons of information for the city and region. Beautiful building and garden, nice staff
The house itself is worth seeing and the courtyard is beautiful. It's definitely more photogenic from the outside than from the inside and the museum itself hardly deserves the 6 leva entrance fee. The whole thing was curated during the communist times and it shows, there are some mundane explanations in English, apparently contributed by National Geographic, but the museum is poor in both exhibits and explanation. There ia an extra fee if another 6 leva for pictures, trust me there is nothing worth taking a pic in this place
The building is beautiful, inside and outside so it is worth a visit in itself. The items in display are beautiful and the explanations in English are short but exhaustive.