Regional Historical Museum Varna

The archaeological museum shows original finds from the Paleolithic Age /about 100 000 years BC/ to the Middle Ages /7th – 8th/ century, many of which are of great significance to the archaeology of Europe and the world. The largest Mesolithic collection of flint tools in South-East Europe, the largest collections of ancient terracotta, tombstone reliefs, lamps and glass vessels in Bulgaria are placed here.
The most significant exponents in the museum are from the Varna Eneolith necropolis. As a result of the researches, 294 tombs have been found by now. The golden objects alone, found in the examined tombs, are more than 3 000, and have a total weight of more than 6 kilograms, and their diversity is significant – more than 38 different types. Very large is also the quantity of finds of other materials – articles made of copper, flint, stone and marble. Multiple shells of Mediterranean mollusca have been found, and about 1100 decorations have been made of them – bracelets, beads and applications. The ceramics – more than 650 clay pots, is an often found tomb inventory. Among them, two pots occupy a specific place. The decoration on their surface is painted with golden paint. A representative part of the rich collection of the museum is presented in six halls – 150 icons (14th – 19th century). Here you can see exceptionally rich and old specimens, as well as top achievements of the Tryavna icon-painting school. With its icon collection, the Varna Museum is ranked immediately after the National Historical Museum in Sofia.

Accommodation in Varna

Additional Information

From May to October: 10.00-17.00 every day
From November to April: 10.00-17.00 Tuesday to Saturday only
Adults – 5 lv.
Students – 3 lv.