The museum focuses on the ethnography of Varna in the late 19th and early 20th century. The first couple floors are dedicated to farming and the tools used by farmers of the period. Holidays and customs are also covered, with many decorative breads and crafts on display. Traditional costumes of migrants from Thrace, Asia Minor, and Macedonia are also on display.
A recreation of a luxurious urban home makes up the top floor, including a bedroom, kitchen, living room, and reception hall. Wedding dresses, fashion accessories, and upper class urban clothing are also shown.
The Ethnographic Museum doesn’t take very long to go through and only costs 4 leva per adult. It lacks a lot of explanation but makes up for it with the quality of the displays. Anyway, even if an item isn’t properly labeled, it’s not hard to tell what it is. Immediately outside of the museum are more Bulgarian National Revival homes to admire.