The museum of the Rhodopean Carst in Chepelare is unique in Bulgaria and the only speleological museum in Southeastern Europe. It exhibits documents, pictures and rock formations from Rhodopean karst.

The museum was established in 1980 by Dimitar Raychev initially as a Museum of the Rhodopean karst, but later in 1983 was further developed into a museum of Speleology and Bulgarian karst.

The exhibition takes 800m.sq. with deposit of 9 400 items, science-assisting fund of 7 100 exhibits and exchange fund of 170 articles; room for visiting exhibitions, library with 730 scientific works and documents, laboratory and conference hall with 60 seats.

Museum exhibitions are grouped into the following categories: Mineralogy, geology and petrography, Surfaces and secondary karst formations, Bio speleology, Cave speleology and Cave archeology.