Museums - Details on and locations of Bulgarian museums.
NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM Opening Hours: 1 Nov - 30 Apr (winter): 9.30 AM - 17.15 PM EET (GMT+2) 1 May - 31 Oct (summer): 10.30 AM - 18.15 PM Closed on national holidays - 1 Jan, 3 Mar, 24 May, 6 Sep, 24 Dec. Entrance Fees: Tickets: 0.80 BGN (Adults); 0.30 BGN (Children under 18 years, soldiers and retired people) Foreigners: 4 BGN (4 DEM) Thursdays and on the International Day of Museums (May 18th): FREE. Guided tours in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian and Russian: 10 BGN. Bookings and inquiries: Phone: ++359/2/955-4280; Fax: ++359/2/955-7602 Cameras and video cameras, smoking and food are not allowed in the museum. Facilities: Library, Computer Information System, Wardrobe, WC, Info Desk, Cafe Bar, Souvenir Shop, and 3 Bookshops. Address: 16 Vitoshko lale str., Sofia 1618, BULGARIA Phones: ++359/2/955-4280; ++359/2/955-4290; ++359/2/955-7604 Fax: ++359/2/955-7602 E-mail: email@example.com Web site: www.historymuseum.org Director: Dr. Bojidar Dimitrov
National History Museum
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM Opening Hours: 10.00 - 12.00/ 14.00 - 18.00; Closed on Mondays. Address: 2, Saborna St. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: ++359/2/882-406 Remains of Thracian, Greek and Roman settlements in the ivy-clad 15th century 'Buyuk(Big)Mosque'.
THE EARTH AND MAN MUSEUM Opening Hours: 10.00 - 18.00; Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Address: Tcherni Vrah Blvd. 4, 1420 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: ++359/2/656-639 Fax: ++359/2/661-455; Director: Assoc. Prof. Mihail Maleev, PhD Chief curator: Petko Petrov Founded in 1986. Over 20,000 exhibits are on display, divided into six sections: Giant Crystals, Minerals of the Earth, Industrial Minerals, Raw Material Sources of Bulgaria, Gems, New Materials. The museum also holds art exhibitions and classical music evenings, which are noted in our cultural supplement.
NATIONAL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Opening Hours: 10.00 - 19.00; No day off. Address: Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: ++359/2/874-195; ++359/2/988-5115 ext. 711 Director: Assoc. Prof. Peter Beron, PhD The museum was founded in 1889 and opened to visitors in 1907. Nowadays the museum has three major sections: Geology, Zoology and Botany. Apart from several meteorites, the 'Earth and Space' exhibition features unique lunar samples and an impressive dinosaur skeleton. A special exhibition shows live pythons, crocodiles, and iguanas.
ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM Opening Hours: 10.30 - 17.30; Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Address: 6A, Moskovska St., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: ++359/2/874-191 The museum displays folk costumes, fabrics, jewelry,wood cuttings, hammered ironwork, etc. A small craft shop sells crafts, costumes and musical instruments from all over Bulgaria. In the former Royal Palace on Tsar Osvohoditel Blvd., along with the National Art Gallery.
THE ALEXANDER NEVSKY CRYPT Opening Hours: 10.30 - 12.30/14.00 - 18.30; Closed on Tuesdays. Address: 1, St. Alexander Nevsky, Sq. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: ++359/2/877-697 The crypt museum was founded in 1965 and contains items from the very beginnings of Bulgarian iconography (the end of the 9th century) until the end of the 19th century. All stages of the Bulgarian iconography school are represented in a collection of 1500 items.
HISTORY MUSEUM - BLAGOEVGRAD Address : 2700 Blagoevgrad, 1, Rila str. Phones : (+ 359 73) 2 35 57, 2 11 70 Fax : (+ 359 73) 2 90 20
HISTORY MUSEUM - BANSKO Address : 2770 Bansko, 3, Nikola Vaptzarov sq. Phones : (+ 359 7443) 30 38
HISTORY MUSEUM - GOTZE DELTCHEV Address : 2900 Gotze Deltchev, 26 Christo Botev str. Phones : (+ 359 751) 2 46 11
HISTORY MUSEUM - MELNIK Address : 2820 Melnik Phones : (+ 359 97437) 229
HISTORY MUSEUM - PETRITCH Address : 2850 Petritch, Bratia Miladinovi str. Phones : (+ 359 745) 2 30 92, 2 60 37
HISTORY MUSEUM - RAZLOG Address : 2760 Razlog, Ilinden sq Phones : (+ 359 747) 20 60
SAMUILOVA KREPOST - PARK MUSEUM Address : Village Strumeshniza The site is a branch of the History museum-Petritch