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Discover Burgas

Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum is located in a beautiful house dated mid-19th century, immediately next to the Cathedral Church “Saints Cyril and Methodius”. The museum showcases the traditional culture and everyday life of the old Burgas.

The permanent exhibition shows the most attractive collection of Bulgarian traditional costumes from all ethnographic groups in the Burgas area, including those of Bulgarian immigrants from present day Greece and Turkey territories. It also showcases unique ritual costumes from 19th century, connected to rite practices and folklore celebrations, typical for the Burgas area: nestinarka, kuker, Enyova bulya, lazarka, bride and groom.

The museum is part of the Regional historical Museum – Burgas, which for the past 10 years has been an actively functioning cultural and scientific institute with a contemporary network of four basic exhibitions – historical, archaeological, ethnographic and a natural history one. They are all located in beautiful buildings – cultural monuments in the city centre, within 4-5 minute walks of each other.