The Sarakatsani Folklore Museum is a museum dedicated to the history and traditions of the Sarakatsani group native to northern Greek Macedonia. The museum was established in Serres in 1979. The present structure dates to 1997 and was purpose-built to house it.
The Sarakatsani Folk Museum in its present form is the result of many years of persistent efforts, during which it passed through several phases and received various awards. It was originally inaugurated in 1979 on the first floor of an old mansion in Serres. Four years later, in 1983, the exhibition expanded to the second floor as well, and the inauguration this time was combined with a scientific conference, the first to be organized on the subject ‘Sarakatsani a Greek Nomadic Pastoral Population’.
Since 1998, the museum has been running a two-hour educational program for children of primary school age. Specialists introduce the children to the Sarakatsan way of life, teaching them how to weave, how to spin, and how to live in a Sarakatsan hut. The museum also has a collection of old photographs from all over Greece covering the period 1906–50, a collection of traditional songs, recorded and archived in categories, and a room equipped with audio-visual systems.