The idea of preserving the memory for one of the most serious operations of the Russo-Turkish War 1877/1878 - Pleven, through a complex of memorial objects, has formed in the Bulgarian society at the beginning of the 20th century. The main catalyst of this idea is the revolutionary Stoyan Zaimov. At his initiative and with strong public and state support, in September 1907, the war monuments and house museums in Pleven were officially opened. During the century long period, separating us from this historical moment, the war museums in Pleven have expanded their scope and structure, changed their status and subordination several times, but their central position in the network of memory structures has never changed.
At present, the Military Historical Museum in Pleven is a municipal cultural institute, which operates through the following sites - Panorama “The Epopee of Pleven -1877”, "Tsar Osvoboditel Alexander II" House Museum, chapel-mausoleum "St. Georgi Pobedonosets ", Skobelev Park Museum, Exhibition “The Epopee of Pleven -1877”, House Museum" Veliki Knyaz Nikolay Nikolaevich "and House Museum" His Royal Highness Karoll I "- Pordim and Romanian mausoleum and memorial park – Grivitsa.
The museum develops active research and exposition activities, enriches its funds and successfully promotes the facts and circumstances related to the outcome of the key for our national history Russo-Turkish War of 1877/78.
In 2016, with a decree of the Council of Ministers, the Museum acquired the status of Regional Museum.
Translation Yordan Georgiev - trainee