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Museum of Tobacco

Prilep, North Macedonia

Thousands of objects tell the story of a city famous for its tobacco. 

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The city of Prilep in North Macedonia has been famous for its tobacco production for 500 years. Fittingly, it is now home to one of the largest tobacco museums in the world. Formed in 1973, the collection includes more than 2,500 objects related to tobacco. Many of the items are quite valuable and have an interesting backstory, such as the chibouk belonging to Russian Tsar Nikolai Romanov, Queen Anna of Austria’s tobacco pipe, and various cigarette cases and other smoking artifacts that belonged to European royals.

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Opening hours are irregular; it's best to contact the museum to schedule a visit in advance.

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