Salt Museum, Pomorie

The only salt museum not only in Bulgaria but for the whole Eastern Europe is located in the town of Pomorie, 20 km away from Burgas. It is dedicated to the production of salt through solar evaporation of seawater. The museum showcases the ancient Alchialos method for salt production.

The production of salt in the region of Pomorie provided a livelihood for the local people for centuries. According to historic sources the salt-pans in the region of Pomorie existed even before the establishment of the town (about the 5th century BC). In ancient times salt was extremely valuable – rare and expensive – and for this reason it was sometimes called “white gold”.

The Salt Museum in Pomorie is a specialized outdoor museum – visitors may see both the museum building and the 20 decares of salt-pans adjacent to the museum, where salt is still being produced.

Accommodation in Pomorie

Additional Information

1 October – 31 May: Monday – Friday – 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
closed on Saturday and Sunday1 June – 30 September: Monday – Friday- 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
on Saturday – 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
closed on Sunday
Admission – BGN 2
students – BGN 1
Guided tour in Bulgarian – BGN 3