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The Ethnological Museum of Thrace is housed in a lovely neoclassical building from 1899, now all lost between modern apartment blocks. It is a tourist-friendly museum, since – unlike the otherwise equally good Historical Museum – the information boards are written not only in Greek, but also in English, also all exhibits are labeled in these two languages.
The museum is mainly the work of one lady: Angeliki Giannakidou.
The goals of the Ethnological Museum of Thrace are the study, research, and dissemination of the civilization of Thrace.An active force in the cultural activities of the wider area of Thrace, in 2005 it was nominated for the European Museum Award and received praise for its contribution to the local society.
In 2015, the Ethnological Museum of Thrace was honored by the Benaki Museum for its significant role in keeping the historical memory of Thrace alive, as well as for its research and promotion of the traditions and customs in Thrace on a national and international level.