The Historical Museum in the town of Batak started functioning in 1956. The complex comprises the main museum building as well as the Balinova and Sharova houses. The exhibition spreads over 900 sq. m. Presented are pictures and documents, original cultural heritage finds from the Antiquity period, Medieval Ages, Renaissance, the April uprising, the Russia-Turkey war from 1877-1878 as well as the post liberation period. In the base floor is situated the crypt of the communist partisans from Batak that have died in their fight for the establishment of communist society in Bulgaria.