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Etnographic museum

The Varna Museum was established in 1902 by initiative of the pioneers of Bulgarian Archeology – the Skorpil brothers. Along with archeological findings, exhibits connected with the culture and everyday life of the population of Varna, Varna region and other towns and villages from North Eastern Bulgaria were collected.

In the decades to follow the museum received donations in the form of dozens of objects connected with the everyday life and culture of the population in the city and region. Museum workers researched and registered customs, legends and objects of people's art. Ethnographic research articles were published in the bulletins and annual reports of the Varna archeological society.

On 27 July 1974 a Bulgarian Revival house, property of a rich Varna merchant, built originally in 1860, was restored, and it hosted a new exhibition of the Varna Ethnographic Museum. It shows the wide variety of everyday life and culture of the population in North Eastern Bulgaria from the second half of the 19th C to the middle of 20th C.

Today museum funds contain more than 20 000 monuments, many pictures and written documents. The Ethnographic museum is one of the most visited museum sites in the city of Varna. Its rich funds and attractive exhibitions have strengthened the positions of the museum as one of the most important cultural centers of Varna.

Address: Varna, 22 Panaguriste Str., tel.: + 359 52 / 630 588

Working hours:
Summer: 10 – 17 h., holiday: Monday,
Winter: 10 – 17 h, holidays: Saturday and Sunday.

Lecture 1: Living and crafts of Bulgarians
Duration: 15 min.

Lecture 2: Traditional calendar holidays
Duration: 30 min.

Lecture 3: Everyday life and culture of the population in Varna and Varna region.
Duration: 60 min.

Last updated: 19.01.2005