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Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnografik në Krujë)

Opened in November 1989, the Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnografik në Krujë) can be found inside a traditional house built in the middle of the 18th century A.D (1764), by Ismail Pashe Toptani, on the grounds of the Krujë castle (Kalaja e Krujës). Baroque and Islamic frescoes, witch decorate most of the main rooms, and the interiors are adorned with traditional objects that give a full picture of the crafts practiced in Krujë and throughout Albania, as well as lifestyle, starting 300 years ago.

Almost 90 percent of the objects are original and 100% functional. On display, objects in ceramic, wood, stone, iron, cotton, silk, wool, and embroidery with ages ranging from 70 up to 500-years-old. At the entrance, there are several models of natural springs, which testify that Kruja had in the past several such springs, and explain the origin of the name “Krujë”: from “kroje” which means “spring” in Albanian.

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