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National Museum "Hristo Botev" - Kalofer

National Museum "Hristo Botev" - Kalofer

Category "National Museums"
The museum of Botev in Kalofer is opened for visitors on the 2 of June, 1944. It is located in the house, where the poet Hristo Botev was born, which is restored entirely by donations, according to the memories of old inhabitants of Kalofer. In 1973 a new building in the complex is opened for visitors, which houses the permanent exhibition, the ...
National Gallery

National Gallery

Category "National Museums"
The National Gallery is the largest state  cultural institution , related  to the protection and promotion of the artistic heritage of Bulgaria. It is created by a Council of Ministers Decree № 440 / 22.12.2014, published in the Official Journal № 107 / 24.12.2014. On the 26 of June, 2015, the National Gallery adopted its present name on ...
National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History

Category "National Museums"
The museum was founded in 1889 by Prince Ferdinand as the Princely Natural History Museum. In the beginning it contained the personal collection of prince Ferdinand, which was made up from birds, mammals and butterflies. The first exhibit was opened for visitors  in 1907 with 14 halls spread over  two floors, in an old building on the ...
National Polytechnic Museum

National Polytechnic Museum

Category "National Museums"
The museum is founded on the 13 of May, 1957. It keeps over 22 000 exhibits, valuable evidence, related to the life and work of eminent figures of Bulgarian science and technology, interesting unique items and etc. At the permanent exhibition area of 1000 sq. meters are shown only about 1000 items from the rich fund. Interest is caused by the ...
National Park Museum "Shipka Buzludzha"

National Park Museum "Shipka Buzludzha"

Category "National Museums"
The former battlefield is converted into an open museum – the National Park Museum “Shipka”. It was created in October, 1956 and covers the area of historic sites related to the defence of the Shipka pass during the Russo – Turkish war of 1877 / 1878. It consists of a complex of monuments, reconstructions of battle ...
National Museum "Earth and Man"

National Museum "Earth and Man"

Category "National Museums"
The “Earth and Man”   is a national museum of mineralogy, located in Sofia. It is founded in 1986 and the first exhibition for visitors in opened on the 19 of June, 1987. In the museum   are exhibited over 20 000 exhibits, organized into six funds – Giant crystals, minerals of the Earth, minerals of ...
National Museum "Vasil Levski" - Karlovo

National Museum "Vasil Levski" - Karlovo

Category "National Museums"
In 1937 the house, where Vasil Levski was born, opened as a museum. Its beginning is connected to the restoration of the Apostle’s house in 1933. In 1954, the house museum “Vasil Levski” is included in the state museum network. Since 1993 it is an independent museum. On the 21 of June, 2000 it is declared a state cultural ...
National Literature Museum

National Literature Museum

Category "National Museums"
The National Museum of Bulgarian Literature is founded on the 1 of January, 1976 with the task to “to search , collect, preserve, study, publish and display material and documentary monuments, related to the overall history of Bulgarian literature since the founding of the Bulgarian state to the present day and the future“. The museum ...
Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum

Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum

Category "National Museums"
The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at BAS is a leading national institution in the field of ethnology and folklore, whose purpose is to support the public consciousness about cultural identity and traditions and their role in the modern world. It is a successor of one of the oldest cultural institutions in the ...
Museum "Boris Hristov"

Museum "Boris Hristov"

Category "National Museums"
The museum is more widely known with the name Music Center “Boris Hristov”. The house, where the music center is located,  was home to the great opera singer Boris Hristov and was built by his parents in the 1920s. With the explicit desire to be converted into a cultural center, in 1977 the house was donated by Boris ...
National Archaeological Institute with Museum

National Archaeological Institute with Museum

Category "National Museums"
The National Archaeological Institute with Museum at BAS is working on a comprehensive study on the material and spiritual culture of the tribes and peoples, which inhabited the Bulgarian lands from ancient times to the XVIII century. With its scientific and museum potential, NAIM – BAS is the largest scientific and research institution for ...
Center for Underwater Archaeology

Center for Underwater Archaeology

Category "National Museums"
The Center for Underwater Archaeology is a state cultural institute – a legal entity on a budgetary funding by the Minister of Culture and a secondary executive for budgetary credits. The principal activity of the CUA is research, documentation and conservation of the underwater archaeological heritage of Bulgaria (Bulgarian Black Sea coast, ...