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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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ul.Vitoshko lale 16, Sofia 1618, Bulgaria
+359 2 955 4280
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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 14 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

1  Thank cw f
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's not the best museum I have been to but worth a visit for the history of the Sofia and Bulgaria. I did like the video projections on the walls and the old carriage...

Thank Travelling_LindaG
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Its huge exhibition halls were adequate for different groups of tourists. Its well ventilated with adequate museum pieces not seen in other museums. Worth a visit.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 22 October 2016

poor colection poorly maintained and the majority of the items are stolen from the balkan countries .

Thank djjf41
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a wonderful museum with a great collection of exhibits. There are some good ethnological displays and currently there is a colourful art exhibit that combines modern interpretations of icon with a collection of original ones. The building itself is interesting and very attractive....More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can see the famous pieces of Thracian gold treasures and to learn a lot of the rich history of Bulgarian people during many centuries. Do not hesitate to take a guide, they speak different languages and are simply excellent.

Thank kalanhoe
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I've been in a fair few museums over the years and this one is right up there at the top. It's inexpensive, in a beautiful location and hosts a wonderful collection. Although it looks like a dull square block from a distance, once you get...More

1  Thank klbea
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with 3 children under ten and there was enough to keep them occupied for a couple of hours. Very cheap entrance cost and some stunning rooms, the wood carving beautiful. Views of the hills and the autumnal colours lovely, even in the mist and...More

Thank Jill H
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