Liva Paşa Mansion, which is used as Ethnography Museum today, is one of the rarest examples of civil architecture in Kastamonu. The building literally reflects the city and cultural life of Kastamonu. Liva Paşa Mansion was built as a residence by Mir Liva Sadık Paşa, who was the head of Kastamonu Military Office between 1879-1881.
The mansion was built on three floors in addition to the basement and sheds light on the 19th century lifestyle with 22 rooms, 6 halls, double-sided stairs, bath, and kitchen in the basement.
Liva Paşa Mansion was expropriated and restored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and was opened as an Ethnography Museum in 1997.
The basement of the building is for heating room, the ground floor is for administrative offices, middle and upper floors are used for exhibition halls.
In the middle floor, the examples of handicrafts such as wooden works, coppersmith, rope weaving, saddle making, shoe making, tablecloth printing, weaving, harnesses belonging to Kastamonu are exhibited.
On the upper floor, the traditional Kastamonu House Life of the 19th century is animated and exhibited.
Visitors can also see haremlik-selamlik parts of mansion, traditional clothes dressed on mannequins and items used in that period on this floor.