Historical Museum

Historical Museum information

Smolyan , Bulgaria
Dicho Petrov 3
+359 301 301 62 727
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5 lv
Opening hours
9am-6pm Tue-Sat May-Sep, 9am-noon & 1-5pm Tue-Sat Oct-Apr
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Larger and much better presented than many of Bulgaria's regional museums, this multifloor exhibition space preens from a steep hill behind Smolyan's civic centre. The ground floor displays Palaeolithic artefacts and Thracian weaponry, with a Thracian helmet and doe-headed bronze lamp among its stand-out artefacts. The upper floors feature whimsically arranged folk costumes, Rodopi weaving and woodcarving, and fantastically hairy kukeri outfits (worn at New Year celebrations). No photography allowed.