The Historical Museum of the town of Chiprovtsi was established in 1986. The expositions present the domestic life from Antiquity through the Middle Ages and the 17th-century heyday until today, but probably the most impressive are the works of the Chiprovtsi goldsmithing, silversmithing and carpet industry. The town of Chiprovtsi is situated in a small valley at the foot of the Chiprovtsi Mountain, a high northern branch of the western Balkan Mountains. It is thought to have been founded in the Late Middle Ages as a mining and metalsmithing centre. The town grew in importance as a cultural, economic and religious centre of the Bulgarian Catholics and the entire Bulgarian Northwest during the first few centuries of Ottoman rule (14th-17th). After the suppression of the uprising of 1688, the town was deserted for about 30 years and later repopulated. It was following this new settlement that Chiprovtsi became a major centre of the Bulgarian carpet industry.
The museum is opened daily from 08:00 till 17:00 (with an hour rest at noon). Saturday and Sunday it works from 09:00 till 17:00. Tickets prices are - 3 levs for adults and 1 lev for studends and old people.