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National Museum of History

ul.Vitoshko lale 16, Sofia 1618, Bulgaria
+359 2 955 4280
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The National Museum of History has the most impressive collection of national treasures and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Through more than 650,000 artifacts – Thracian gold and silver, pottery, icons, art & jewelry, mosaics – it tells the story of the European civilization from the dawn of times to the modernity. With focus on the 1300 years history of the Bulgarian state, the museum is a must-see attraction to visit while in Sofia. Closed on national holidays - 1 Jan, 24, 25 Dec.
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ul.Vitoshko lale 16, Sofia 1618, Bulgaria
+359 2 955 4280
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Very well organized and has a lot to see. Much of the artifacts were uncovered through out the country as so much has taken place here over the centuries.

Thank 476donc
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This museum is housed in a quite new building which well situated outside the city and equipped with a large parking lot. Accessability is much better than for similar musea usually located in the city center (in other cities I visisted). The museum itself is...More

Thank IWNoordergraaf
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The building is amazing itself, a relic of the Communist era. The wood joinery and cdecoration is amazing. There is a good coverage of Pre 20th century Bulgaria back to ancient times. Most was explained in English . I dont recall which other languages. we...More

Thank Jude5353
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The museum is housed in an imposing building which was not constructed as such but was used for special functions during the communist period. It contains archaelogical finds demonstrating the ancient history of the city, dolls demonstrating authentic national costumes, special exhibits as well as...More

Thank lilyrose1008
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Let's start with the building. This building was formerly the Presidential Palace during the Communist era, and it is a true 1960s Brutalist wonder made of reinforced concrete. The interior also has some fascinating 1960s touches such as numerous spangly chandeliers, broad staircases and wood...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is located on a very nice location, 18 minutes drive from the downtown, old fashioned not as expected, however it has some valuable features, However i would still recommend it to whoever is visiting Sofia.

Thank M A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Even though it's old and most of the times it miss some life in it, it has the typical construction of the Socialist era and it has a beautiful big hall. The History of Bulgaria is all in here, since the Stone Age until the...More

Thank Marcelo_Vindeirinho
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This museum was wonderful with its many and varied exhibits. It also was surprisingly easy to get to by public transport. Ask at your hotel which tram to take and then go to the end of the line.....you will know you are there because the...More

Thank eurolady28
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The visit of the museum with its exceptional golden treasures could be combined with the Boyana church visit. Min 3 hourse are needed for both spots.

Thank Mira D
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Close to the world-famous church of Boyana on another hilltop one can visit het NMH, located in an ex-communist building. An endless series of old (very old) objects can be seen here, dating back to all times. This should be the most interesting historical museum...More

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