Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik)

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Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik)

Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik)
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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AJMids
Redditch, UK350 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We walked through the market and simply turned up at the museum, the guide introduced himself as we walked up to the door and just started a tour! I think he will just show people around as/when they turn up.
Anyway it was very interesting to be shown around and have an explanation of life as it was.

The enthusiasm was much appreciated and the cost is free if you wish but donations are appreciated.
Written January 1, 2020
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,013 contributions
Oct 2019
It's free to visit this museum and it was actually part of the Free Walking Tour we did, otherwise I'm not sure we would've necessarily come here. Having a guide was really useful to explain the history and answer our questions about the buildings. I'd definitely recommend a visit to see how people lived.
Written August 31, 2020
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Mauricio A
New York City, NY59 contributions
May 2022
Ilir was an excellent guide: very passionate about his work and about the museum. The house is very well-preserved and I feel like I learned a lot. Very grateful to Ilir and congratulations for the great work they are doing in conserving Kosovo's cultural heritage.
Written June 21, 2022
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LMG12
Belgrade, Serbia37 contributions
Sep 2011 • Solo
A bit hidden in the centre, its interesting to see this small museum and walk through it without shoes like you are in someone's house. Actually, this is one of the rare traditionally built houses which was not destroyed to make more space for tasteless modern buildings. A small garden and glass veranda, very nice, brings you back to some other past time. There is no fee as far as I remember, but some small contribution is expected.
Written January 7, 2012
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Dorsetbruce
Poole, UK4,824 contributions
Oct 2012 • Solo
This is definitely the best place to visit in Pristina although that is not saying a lot! The staff were really friendly and helpful. The rooms are reconstructed to look as they would have done in the past. It is built around the four main themes that represent the cycle of life. All is described on information boards on the walls. It is open from 10-5 Monday to Saturday and is free to get in. It is well signposted so fairly easy to find, near the old bazaar. Worth a visit.
Written November 7, 2012
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Mirsa Dani
Albania32 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
I was here with my university friends, where we also interviewed some tourists about the reasons why they were visiting Pristina in the first place and some other questions regarding tourism in Kosovo.
We saw some of the rooms of an old house, because the other part is was a construction site at present. This old house gave us a real insight into life in the past and how people used to live back then! The anthropologist was super friendly and showed us everything in details, which helped us understand the history even better. He gave us a nice tour of the house. If you’re interested in history it’s worth a visit. I hope to come back one day when the refurbishment is complete.
Written August 28, 2019
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pczyko
Middlebury, CT37 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Visiting this Museum is an important step in understanding the life, culture and history of the Albanian people. If you are in the area you should spend at least an hour more probably two or three reading the titles on the displays. Everyone of Albanian heritage will benefit from this visit. I highly recommend it. With more visitors they can make the displays even more.
Written August 27, 2014
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Schoffpa
Allison Park102 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
Excellent museum in two 18 century houses. The guest house is as it would have been many years ago, ready to receive honored guests. The main house has several different rooms with furnishings, costumes, handicrafts, etc. Without a guide, little would be learned, but our guide was excellent and told us much of the history of the house and the culture.
Written May 28, 2014
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Tiggy20
London, UK100 contributions
Mar 2013 • Solo
This museum is really two houses in a sheltered courtyard of four 18th and 19th century buildings. (The house by the entrance to the courtyard is not part of the museum and is a house from the former Jewish quarter which has been transplanted in order to preserve it). One house has been set up to display the lifestyle of a prosperous family and the second the lifestyle of a less well-to-do village family. This is an easy way to see the differences, with the more prosperous family having different seating arrangements - including chairs and stools in the ground floor kitchen which I was encouraged to sit on: they were surprisingly comfortable, so I was glad I did. Even in the 18th century each bedroom had an associated washing room, way ahead of the west.
In the village-style house the seating arrangements were on the floor, and the displays illustrated life from birth to death. I was told and shown how young women would build up collections of clothing etc in their marriage chests to see them through to death, and about customs including the laying out of clothes for a dead person, and folk practices frowned upon by both Islam and the churches of putting items such as an apple by the body of the deceased.
Although I was visiting on my own I was offered a guided tour in English by the museum curator (Valon Shkodra). Above all, it helped me set into context the strong tradition of hospitality in Kosovar culture, as the whole approach was very welcoming, despite my lack of knowledge.
I would strongly recommend a visit - open 10-5 Monday to Saturday, and I was surprised that there was no entrance fee. The tour takes about an hour, and should provide you with plenty to think about for days ahead. The museum has a facebook profile (museuetnologjik).
As is the case with many places in Pristina it would not be accessible for people with disabilities because these are heritage buildings with wooden stairs.
Written March 17, 2013
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cerradoastrale
Brasil10 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
The compound is beautiful and the buildings are very well kept. The only place to offer you a taste of ancient kosovo. Costumes from different areas, artifacts and antique furnitures. The guide spoke english and the tour was very instructive. A must see!
Written October 2, 2012
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