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Visiting Regional Ethnographic Museum Plovdiv

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Enjoy a variety of Bulgarian ethnographic wealth in the most impressive house in Plovdiv, and its Regional Ethnographic Museum. Regional Ethnographic Museum has a collection of over 40,000 exhibits such as agriculture, crafts, fabrics and clothing, furniture and interior, musical instruments, religious items and works of art exhibits. At this museum, you can also watch many art performances traditional festival from many Bulgarian artists.

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The Regional Ethnographic Museum

The Regional Ethnographic Museum

1. The Fine Art Gallery

1. The Fine Art Gallery

With the Regional Ethnographic museum ticket package you can access many special corners of the museum. One of them is the corner of The Fine Art Gallery. Here you can see directly the collections of fine art by famous artists in Bulgaria. The Fine Art Gallery consists of more than 100 valuable paintings, icons, statuettes, woodcarvings, and metal figures. With its diverse collections, this gallery has the potential for great information, scientific interpretation and illustrative sources of life in Plovdiv and its surroundings. In general, the existing works depict the daily life of the city of Bulgaria after Liberation. And don't miss The Fine Art Gallery on your Regional Ethnographic museum tour.

2. Architectural Details of The Kuyumdzhiouglu House

2. Architectural Details of The Kuyumdzhiouglu House

One of the interesting things from the Regional Ethnographic museum tour is the house where the museum is located. The Regional Ethnographic museum was developed on the most popular house in Plovdiv, the Kuyumdzhiouglu house owned by Arghir Kuyumdzhiouglu, a wealthy tradesman from Plovdiv. Kuyumdzhiouglu house is part of the reserve archaeological-architecture of The Ancient town of Plovdiv. Kuyumdzhiouglu house has amazing architectural details, consisting of 4 sections each covering an area of ?570 sq. M. M, two large parlours; twelve rooms (with unique wood-carved ceilings) and over a hundred and thirty windows.

3. Special Halls for The Craft Tools

3. Special Halls for The Craft Tools

The Regional Ethnographic museum divides 4 museum halls to craft according to specialties. It was like a hall for self-woven tailors, pottery, copper pottery and ironworkers, and a goldsmith. During the Regional Ethnographic museum tour, you can see more than 7,000 available craftsmen articles and equipment such as porcelain, ceramics, wrought iron, jewelry and church plates, clocks, antique weapons, seals, and banner of guilds. This is very worthy to enjoyed, all in your Regional Ethnographic museum ticket.

4. Virtual & Permanent Exhibition

4. Virtual & Permanent Exhibition

During the Regional Ethnographic Museum tour, you will be spoiled with many exhibition, permanent exhibition until the virtual exhibition. Permanent Exhibition displays many historical relics in Plovdiv until one of the most distinctive crafts from the Renaissance period is also exhibited here. In addition, many collections of jewelry and religious objects are also on display. There are special places for traditional national costumes, textiles and carpets, musical instruments and ritual properties. Meanwhile, through the virtual exhibition, you can enjoy many artworks from the official site or a modern corner at the museum, but not as complete as a permanent exhibition. For more information about the virtual exhibition schedule accesseble on The Regional Ethnographic Museum official site.

5. Educational programs at the Regional Ethnographic Museum

5. Educational programs at the Regional Ethnographic Museum

If you are interested to learn about ethnographic, you can also take part in the Educational programs at the Regional Ethnographic Museum tour. This program aims to keep the power of tradition alive. Regional Ethnographic Museum tours offer educational programs and activities for children and adults. you can see antique objects, clothes, tools, and ornaments, learn an old craft, learn about the daily life and holidays of our ancestors

6. The Textiles and Clothing Stock

6. The Textiles and Clothing Stock

The Textiles and Clothing Stock is divided into two sections: small-size textiles (towels, tablecloths and small covers) and big-size textiles (carpets, rugs, goat's hair rugs, felts, covers, tuft and fleecy rugs, fabrics for mattresses and quilts). You can see lots of unique collections, such as carpet collections, traditional clothing collections. And you can access everything in the Textiles and Clothing Stock with the Regional Ethnographic Museum ticket.

Regional Ethnographic Museum Plovdiv Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Regional Ethnographic Museum ticket is available on the ticket desk and also available online. Regional Ethnographic Museum ticket price varies, for tourists you can pay 6.00 lv (leva), for organized student and student groups with a class is 1.00 lv (target/per person), for a family with children (7 to 16 years) is 10.00 lv and individual visit of students is BGN 2.00. But, the admission is free for children up to 7 years of age, for guides and companions of organized groups of over 10 people, for members of (ICOM, ICOMOS, professional organizations and associations, and journalists - against the respective legitimation), for donors and members of the Friends of the Museum Club and if you official delegations and guests of Plovdiv Municipality.

How To Get Around?

To enjoy the Regional Ethnographic Museum tour, you can stroll around. But if you want to know more about the histories of various exhibitions, you can use guide services or join the educational program of the Regional Ethnographic Museum.

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Regional Ethnographic Museum Plovdiv Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Regional Ethnographic Museum tour is open on Tuesday – Sunday and closes on Monday. In winter, Regional Ethnographic Museum tour is open start from 09.00 AM to 05.00 PM and in summer will close at 06.00 PM.


Leva (BGN)

Will I Need a Guide?

If you want to learn about the ethnographic wealth of Bulgaria at the Regional Ethnographic Museum tour, you will need a guide or join the educational programs.

How To Get There?

Plovdiv is very easy to navigate by public transportation. Plovdiv Airport has a direct network to several countries. Moreover, you can go to the Regional Ethnographic Museum by train or bus. Plovdiv's Central Railway Station is on the main Hristo Botev thoroughfare in the city center. Plovdiv have three separate bus stations. You must buy tickets on the bus, but not from the driver; there is a ticket collector on every bus. Plovdiv is also a friendly city for cycling and walking. Another alternative, you can rent a car to driving you to the Regional Ethnographic Museum. More information about the costs accessible at some Bulgarian tourism sites

Additional Info

Regional Ethnographic Museum provides the most accessible environment for people with motor disabilities.