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Ethnographic Museum

Address: 2 Doctor S.Chomakov str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 359 32 624 261
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Plovdiv
Type: Museums
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Istanbul
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I really liked this museum. It was full of interesting exhibits and one could pass through quickly or take one's time. I like that. I learned much about the history and culture here.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not very big but very interesting to see. It is in old town very close to city center just a few minutes by walking. Must to see.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Ethnographic Museum in Old Plovdiv, Bulgaria must have many stories to tell if walls could speak. I think anyone visiting Plovdiv should take the time to see this architectural wonder and the exhibitions offered are interesting as well. I found many things of interest both historically and artistically. The staff are friendly and English speakers will be comforted to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This museum gives great insight to the everyday life of the Bulgarian past. Great displays on clothing, textiles, celebrations, art and trades. Well done.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This museum is located in an old typical Bulgarian house with a garden. The atmosphere is really authentic, therefore it is worth visiting. The entry fee is 5lv (good value for the money). I especially enjoyed the small collection of Bulgarian jewellery in the last chamber.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

So-so. You have a bunch of different exhibits displaying clothing, tools, jewelry, etc. traditional to the area. You can do the whole museum in under 30 min. House and grounds are awesome. Had higher hopes once we entered the area. Only cost 5 Lev. Was worth the price of admission.

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Plovdiv as a city is not very interesting for me, but this museum is really excellent! It is charming from outside, but inside you have the great collection of typically bulgarian things and interiors. So, visiting this place - is to be plunged into cultural heritage of Bulgaria.

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Seattle, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The fabric of the building is in need of some repair and the displays dated, but the building is a lovely wooden house. The craftsmanship is very obvious. The costumes are interesting and the "life styles" of the past are documented in object and photos. Worth a quick look around and there is a small gift/book shop in the entrance.... More 

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australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This museum was housed in an interesting wooden building (1847) adding to the character of the museum. Both the interior and exterior are decorated in floral designs and the ceiling beams in each room are hand carved. There is also a well kept garden. It is only small but depicts the history of the farming, way of life, costumes and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are a big fan of Museums, re-think about not visiting this Museum that will show you lots about how earlier generations of Bulgarian People used to live/dress. Otherwise, it's nothing to really want to desperately visit, in my humble opinion! But, it all depends on one's likings and taste, as is the case, most of the times...

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