National Historical Museum, Sofia

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General Information

The National Historical Museum is a museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. The museum was established in 1973, it is held in the old residence of the dictator and last communist leader Todor Zhivkov. It is the largest museum in Bulgaria, it has a collection of over 650,000 objects although only a small percentage is on display at any time. Its collection covers subjects such as archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography. The aim of the museum is to provide a comprehensive view of Bulgarian history from the prehistory to the present.

Getting there

The museum is situated south-west of the city centre. The 63 bus travels to the museum from the city centre. Another option is to get a taxi.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open to visitors daily. In the summer months (April to October), the museum is open 9am-6pm. In the winter months (November to March), the museum is open 9am-5.30pm. Admission is set at 10 BGN for adults and 1 BGN for concessions. There are an onsite cafe and shop at the museum.

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  • ul. "Vitoshko lale" 16, 1404 Boyana, Sofia, Bulgaria
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  • +359 2 955 4280

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