National Museum of History, Sofia

4.2
#2 of 26 in Museums in Sofia
Discover 8,000 years of Bulgaria's natural history at National Museum of History. The museum features 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine art, history, and ethnography. The building looks more like a communist palace than a museum, as it is a former governmental residence. Explore a rich collection of stone columns and antique and medieval monuments in the museum's courtyard. The 500 years of rule by the Ottoman Empire are covered in two displays. Climb to the third floor to see the hall of traditional clothes. Most descriptions are in both Bulgarian and English. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of History and many more Sofia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sofia trip planner.
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  • A bit disappointing, you expect a slightly more extensive assortment but there are only old Roman stone remains, a couple is best interresting but only chunks and with letters chiseled pieces of stone is actually the trouble to go there To go not worth it.
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  • The place of the museum is amazing - just under the mountain, with a magnificent view to it. The exposition is significant. A lot of artifacts prove that 7,000 - 5,000 B.C. the European civilization r...  more »
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  • Great place to visit when in Sofia. The architecture here is stunning, although it's a shame they have let the garden and water feature go wild. The only downside was the ticketing process which was unclear and the entrance warden was extremely irritable. However, for 7 Lev it's worth a trip. Having a beer on the terrace with the garden out back was a really pleasant experience.
  • The National Museum of Sofia is really a nice place. The costumes are great, I found out there were a few ancient objects/antiques and the building in itself is grandiose.
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