Self-guided tour in Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR in Gabrovo

Availability: Everyday
Duration: Flexible
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • See the first open air museum opened in Bulgaria
  • Explore the grounds 17 acres and 50 sites at your own pace
  • View the Renaissance architecture and learn the ancient national customs
What to expect

Enjoy a day in the Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR. Do you want to feel the whiff of the past, see the miraculous power of the water - flowing in a chute, view the Renaissance architecture, observe ancient national customs, then visit the Ethnographical Open Air museum "Etar."

The Ethnographic museum Etar is the first open air museum of this kind opened in Bulgaria. Established on 7 September 1964, the museum is situated 8 km South of the town of Gabrovo. The preliminary design and methodology were done by the Gabrovian Lazar Donkov (1908 - 1976) who was also the first director of the museum.

The museum territory covers an area of 17 acres and is comprised of 50 sites - water technical equipment, houses with craftsman's workshops, places with social importance. The aim of the museum display is showing the architecture, the life style and the economic past of Gabrovo region during the Revival period - in the second half of 18 and the 19 centuries.

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What's included
  • E-guide
  • Entrance ticket
What's not included
  • All other expenses
  • Food and drinks

ul. "General Derozhinski" 144, 5309 Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Meeting point:

Enter the museum at any time during operating hours with your ticket.

What to remember
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking outdoors
  • The grounds are not wheelchair accessible
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Summer schedule:

  • May to September from 9.00am to 7.00pm

Winter schedule:

  • October to April from 9.00am to 5.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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