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Ethnographic Museum

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Address: 2 Doctor S.Chomakov str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Wardrobe collections.

This museum highlights mostly wardrobes from the past while old farmstools, potteries as well as metalworks are also showcased. Its imposing facade is very elegant in purple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Daniel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This museum highlights mostly wardrobes from the past while old farmstools, potteries as well as metalworks are also showcased. Its imposing facade is very elegant in purple and gold. Though the wooden structures have become rickety over time, its ceilings depicts ornate designs. Its a short tour though and worth the hike.

Thank Daniel A
Veliko Tarnovo Province, Bulgaria
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Loved this house. Lots of rooms with interesting history. I think it cost around 5lev to enter, which is very cheap and worth it.

Thank Wiggerycross
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a museum of all aspects of old Bulgarian life: costumes, art, music, furniture, crafts, farming, etc. Allow about an hour. Very interesting, and the whole exhibition has a very friendly feel to it.

Thank Simon L
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Not kidding; we were in and out in 10 minutes, saw the whole collection. It's a beautiful building and garden but the inside collection was quite dull, not much information and not displayed in a very attractive way.

Thank Emma t
Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

With only a few days in Plovdiv and multiple museums to visit, a local guide suggested the Ethnographic museum. The building itself is a lovely Bulgarian revivalist home with gardens and fountains in front that make it a delightful place to soak in the ambiance. Entrance fee is 5 LEV and an additional 5 LEV for photography. The museum is... More 

Thank Kathleen A
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

With English langauge signage everywhere, you can really enjoy this museum on your own. It has two floors of thematic rooms each filled with the most interesting things. The building itself is quite fascinating. Look up at ceiling and check out the way the building was designed. The charcoal outdoor walls are most unusual but they do add to the... More 

Thank CharlesSeems
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good display of old costumes and items used in daily life from long ago. The rooms that were furnished to look as they had been in the 18th and 19th centuries were especially interesting. Photo taking is allowed at a payment of BGN10. The English explanations could have been a bit more detailed.

Thank 8snowflake8
New Malden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a 'must see' location. Ensure you have your camera with you. The exterior of the building is visually stunning and is set in a well maintained garden. If you don't have time to go inside there is a virtual tour available on-line. There is a drinking water tap in the garden and a WC. The 'Gossip room' in... More 

Thank Pete W
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I visited it several times. The best was during the Museum Night when it was full with activities but you can always go and see how people have lived in 18 century

Thank Svet P
İstanbul, Türkiye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We enjoyed Plovdiv a lot. Ethnographic Museum is worth to see. Abeautiful house in a nice garden. Area is quite nice , charming too. You can visit old town and walk around for shopping.

Thank Incitan

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