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The History Museum in the town of Etropole was founded on 7 December 1958. Today it is housed in the building of the former Turkish Police Office called Konak, which was built between 1853-1870 by Etropole’s masters Deno and Tsvetko in the typical revival architectural style.

Until 1877, the Konak was the gathering place of the local government – 6 Bulgarians and 6 Turks. After the Liberation, this building was used as a town hall, and since 1968 it has been a museum. It has been declared as an architectural monument of culture.

The current exhibition of the History Museum in Etropole was renewed and opened to visitors in July 1992.

The museum’s ethnographic exhibition presents the history of the town and surrounding villages. Etropole is an ancient Thracian town, which originated in the 7th - 6th century BC. During the Middle Ages the town flourished as a major ore-mining and craftsmanship centre. Throughout the Revival Period the town and the monastery played a significant role as a literary - educational centre on Bulgarian lands. The rich cultural and historical heritage of Etropole municipality is presented in 10 exhibition halls: Archeology, Ethnography, Crafts 16th – 17th century, Crafts 18th – 19th century, Crafts 19th – 20th century, Educational Activities, Etropole Literary School, National Liberation Movement, Prominent Citizens of Etropole, and Philanthropy. Over 1200 original exhibits, 120 photos and documents are displayed.