Experience the Traditional Albanian Life and Learn about Enver Hoxha's Childhood at the Ethnographic Museum
The Ethnographic Museum in Gjirokastra offers a fascinating glimpse into the traditional Albanian way of life, and also provides insight into the childhood of former communist dictator Enver Hoxha. While the original house where Hoxha was born in 1908 was destroyed by a fire, the current museum was reconstructed during 1964-1966 in the style of traditional houses in Gjirokastra, complete with classic cultural elements copied from other beautiful houses in the city.
Inside the museum, visitors can explore the rooms arranged as they would have been used, and see decorations with cultural artifacts, household items, and kitchenware, providing an immersive experience of traditional Albanian life. One of the highlights of the museum is its extensive collection of folk costumes from the Gjirokastra region, which showcase the intricate designs and colorful patterns that are unique to this area of Albania.
Although the museum is identified as the house of the dictator, there is nothing related to Enver Hoxha inside, nor are there any of his belongings, objects, or furniture from his real house, and nothing about his history. However, the museum provides an interesting insight into Enver Hoxha's childhood, as the museum is built on the site of his birthplace. Visitors can imagine what life might have been like for the young Hoxha growing up in Gjirokastra and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the region. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this unique and informative museum during your trip to Gjirokastra.
Entrance Fee : 500 ALL
Several discounts for groups of over 5 people, students, children etc.