The Museum “House of humor and satire“ is the one and only museum in Bulgaria that collects, studies, exhibits and promotes contemporary examples of world humour art. On display in its permanent and temporary exhibitions are humorous and satirical works in the various genres, carnival costumes and masks from the world over, Bulgarian satirical frescoes and a lot of attractions. The Museum holds regular international and national events under the motto The World Lasts Because It Laughs.
The International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts (IBHSA) is the most large-scale international art event held by the Museum „House of humor and satire“. It recognizes the highest contemporary achievements of humour and satire in the categories: cartoons, graphics & drawings, paintings, sculpture, posters and photographs.The Biennial runs from May until the end of September every odd-numbered year under the motto The World Lasts Because It Laughs.
Blagolazh National Meeting of Joke- and Storytellers is a national competition held by the Museum “House of humor and satire“ in May every odd-numbered year as part of the International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts. It aims to reveal the wealth of Bulgarian comic prose foklore; to enable and encourage storytellers from all over the country and Bulgarians living abroad to demonstrate their storytelling skills and talent. Blagolazh is also the result of the interest in Gabrovo humour, its exploration, collection and study.
Summer season (1st April – 31 October) – daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Winter season (1st Novemer – 31 March) – daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed on Sunday)
The last visitors are able to enter the museum at 17.30
- adults – 3.00 lv.
- students and retirees– 1.50 lv.
- family ticket (with children up to 18 years) – 6.00 lv.
- free entrance for children up to 7 years from orphanages and people with disabilities
- guide in Bulgarian – 5.00 lv.
- guide in foreign language – 10.00 lv.
The building of the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.
The museum provide to its visitors tree free WiFi spots.
Museum “House of humor and satire“
68, Bryanska St., P.O.Box 104
5300 Gabrovo, BULGARIA
Phone: +359 66 807229; +359 884029374