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Ethnographic Museum

Gjirokaster, Albania
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Ethnographic Museum

This museum is near to Skenduli House and can be visited at the same time. 200Lek per person entry... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town, South Africa
via mobile
Wouldn't bother

It is housed in the house where the communist dictator grew up but byond that the other two houses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is near to Skenduli House and can be visited at the same time. 200Lek per person entry fee. A limited display of local items and costumes.

Thank A5472KCrobd
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is housed in the house where the communist dictator grew up but byond that the other two houses open as museums in Gjirokaster are much more informative. The blurb suggested more items showing how people lived but they were thin on the ground.... Wouldn't...More

Thank cherrytreeBath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is MUST in Albanian UNESCO protected town of Gjirokaster. Born home of ex albanian dictator Enver Hoxha is today very interesting museum. Walking distance from the parking place on the town's main square.

Thank nevenjerkovic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First got shouted at at the entrance ("visit? You pay!"), then got told to join an Italian couple for their guided tour. The guide then proceeded to absolutely ignore us. The museum itself is nothing special, rather claptrap amateurish displays with no explanation whatsoever, and...More

Thank Cacique_ama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was no info in English, and the lady who took the money had little English. However, the house is well furnished and interesting. It gave a good view of the interior decor and furnishings. Rather little about the Hoxha connection.

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house where the ethnographic museum is hosted happens to be the very house where our late dictator Hoxha was born into. That's a solid reason for this house to be well maintained throughout the decades. Besides the above fact, this house is a fine...More

Thank Nikiu
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We were very disappointed in this house. Perhaps a guide would have helped. Display items were not labelled in any language and the presentation was rather amateurish.

Thank In60s
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Completely new rebuidl, after fire. Very good english guide. Interesting to see this one, and the Skenduli, just other side of street.

Thank 279tadeud
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The passionate guides (with excellent English) really bought the recent Albanian history to life. Many museums in Albania are in effect churches designated as museum by the former regime, this is a true museum

Thank allbymyown
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

I only visited Gjirokaster for a brief period but it is a delightful place to explore with its winding alleyways and cobbled streets. I was just wandering around fairly aimlessly when I saw the signs for the Ethnographic Museum. I headed in the general direction...More

Thank Edna_M0de
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