Ethnographic MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 2 Doctor S.Chomakov str., Plovdiv 4000,Bulgaria.
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +359-32626327
- Ticket Price: 5 BGN
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Performance, Family And Kids, Architecture , Arts And Crafts, Photo Gallery, Exhibition , Specialty Museum, Festival
Ethnographic Museum - Review
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 Information
- Don’t miss visitingthe gardens and the St. Konstantin and Elena Church nearby.
Ethnographic Museum Ticket Prices
- Free for First Thursday of each month for Students and retirees.
How To reach Ethnographic Museum by Public Transport
- Walk or hire a taxi.
- Ask a local for bus details.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ethnographic Museum
95% 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
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Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv Reviews
A neat museum located in a gorgeous home. The house is just as important as the artifacts inside. I included a price list in one of my pics
An amazing place summarizing in a simple visual way the cultural heritage, social and economic heritage of the whole region of Plovdiv...How the industrials, peasants and others used to live...the place is very well organized and surrounded by a splendid wonderful garden...definitely recommended to visit !
A very nice museum housed in a former goldsmith's house. The house itself is as much on display as the artifacts. The house and all its contents date from the Bulgarian revival period in the 1800s. The artifacts showcase the guilds and regional clothing. It's worth a visit. There is a separate charge of 6 leva if you want to take photos inside the house. The courtyard in front of the house is a lovely place to sit and rest, even if you don't go inside the house.
Given the relative contempt Bulgaria has for its history ( and here I speak of action, and not national spirit, which is found in abundance) I had low expectations of the museum. However, I was amazed by the quality of the building, and the exhibitions held within. A real gem of a place done (almost) right. Highly knowledgeable staff, and a truly beautiful place. I say almost right, since the exhibits could do with some form of contextual information which is sadly lacking. There is a book for sale at the payment desk which I hope will fill in some of the blanks for me. Can I give this place 6 stars?
Quite interesting museum with plenty of cultural, sociological and historical information on the societies of very ancient and more recent societies that lived in Bulgaria. Not very interactive though, and this museum could get much be modernized to better fit their current visitors.