The Folkore Museum

In 1976 the school and kinder garden teachers of Didymoteicho took the initiative of rescuing and collecting items of folk life in an attempt to save traditions from being lost.

Some of the items were donated by residents of the area and some were bought.

The next step they took was creating the Folklore Museum which is accomondated in the Chatzivarsani neoclassical, which was built in 1900 and was bought by the Ministry of Culture.

The managing board is always consisted by teachers. The folklore museum exhibits tradition local clothes, household items and jewelry as well as ecclesiastical items, tools used by carpenters, blacksmith, weavers and other proffessions.

There is even a traditional distillery used for raki and a sesame oil press (commonly used until 1960).

The folkore museum offers it’s visitors the opportunity of travelling in time and have a good look into the Thracian people’s everyday life in the past.

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