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Etnographic Museum

REF NR: 3878

Located in a restored house from the National Revival period, the Ethnographic museum was opened in 1974. The collection of artifacts, such as clothes, jewelry and others, show the variety in the way of living and the cultural heritage of the population inhabiting Varna district during the second half of the XIX and the beginning of the XX century.

On the first floor are shown the main crafts in this region: farming, fishing, apiculture, stock-breeding, wine-producing and vine-growing. In addition, numerous tools and products of typical occupations are illustrated.

On the second floor are displayed typical national costumes which show the interesting culture of the region. Moreover, there are displayed different accessories to the clothing, such as belt buckles, belts, rings, bracelets, etc. There are illustrated also some folk dresses and ritual requisite which show traditional rituals and family gatherings, such as wedding, Christmas, New Year tide, St. George’s Day, Easter, “Petlyov” Day, St. Lazar’s Day and others.

On the third floor is represented a luxurious city home with its bedrooms, kitchen and reception hall. At the end of their tour in the museum the guests can see pictures of old Varna which tell the story of the town’s commercial development. There is also a souvenir shop in the museum.

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