Ethnographic Museum – Varna
The exhibition of Varna’s Ethnographic Museum is held in one of the so called Symmetrical Houses built around 1860. The museum shows the rich diversity in the culture and lifestyle of the population of the Varna Region from the second half of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century. Varna’s Ethnographic Museum was opened in this building on 27 July 1974. It displays the most typical crafts from the past of the region – beekeeping, fishing, viticulture, cooperage, coppersmithing, homespun production and weaving. It also displays national costume, ceramic and copper dishes, wooden objects, national plastic art works, adornments and others.
The spirit and the layout of a rich city residence dating from the end of 19th century and the beginning of 20th century are preserved on the third floor of the museum: we can see a guest salon, dining room, bedroom and kitchen as well as city dweller’s clothes – for visits and walks, for balls and weddings – and fashion accessories.
The library of Varna’s Ethnographic Museum has 1650 books and albums as well as many periodicals and foreign magazines in Russian, Serbian, Polish and German.