Varna Archaeological MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 41, Bul. Maria Louisa, 9000 varna, Bulgaria
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +359-52681030
- Ticket Price: 10 BGN
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Library, History Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Cafe, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Exhibition
Varna Archaeological Museum - Review
This is one of the largest museums in Bulgaria. The exhibition area covers an area of 2150 square metres. The museum displays objects from the prehistoric, ancient Greek and ancient Roman times. The chronologically arranged exhibits take you through the evolution of the region over the ages. At every important exhibit, there are detailed descriptions for you to read. The tour guides are friendly and enthusiastic. Their narration of the historical stories is both entertaining and educational. Highlights include:
- The Gold of Varna- Oldest Gold treasure in the World.
- The Courtyard Lapidarium
- The Library
- Children’s Study Museum
- The Gift Shop
- The Cafeteria
The Roman baths in the city centre and the medieval grotto of Aladzha Monastery (Global Sands National Park) are the two archaeological sites that fall under the management of this museum.
Varna Archaeological Museum Information
- Photography is not allowed.
Varna Archaeological Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults: LEV 10
- Children: LEV 2
How To reach Varna Archaeological Museum by Public Transport
- Hire a taxi.
- Ask the locals for directions.
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82.89% of people who visit Varna include Varna Archaeological Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
65.67% of people start their Varna Archaeological Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Varna Archaeological Museum
85.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Varna Archaeological Museum
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Varna Archaeological Museum, Varna Reviews
Fascinating museum housing (supposedly) the world's oldest gold. However , be prepared for an almost Romanian-style level of gimmick from the old ladies who watch you inside the museum: You ARE allowed to take photos if you ask first and pay an extra fee at the ticket admissions front desk. However, no one will tell you this! Instead these old lady "docents" who speak no English will shriek at you, pull your phone/camera from you , and get in your face if you try to so much as photograph a single object - acting like you have committed or atltr about to commit a horrible crime. Absolutely none of them will tell you to simply go downstairs to the ticket office and ask to pay for a photo pass first. Even if you try, if you are too late in the day (within 30m of closing?), the response you get may be that they need to go home soon and please come back tomorrow. So: If you want to take photos here (recommended!), arrive early , ask for the extra photo pass WHEN YOU BUY YOUR TICKET, and prominently wave it at the non-English-speaking babushkas/docents in each room BEFORE you try taking any photos ;)
There was no air conditioning on the upper floor although it was the hottest time of the year. The exhibitions on the first floor were rich and interesting but there were no tour guides provided. Not to mention that the staff urged us to go away because we went in at 16 and it was closing at 17 o'clock. I guess they wanted to go home from work as early as possible...
A very good collection of antiques in a nice semi-air-conditioned building. The collection starts 5 millennium AD and features exquisite masterpieces of antique jewelry. Even my impatient kids spent half of the time without complains which is rare. 🙂
This was actually my second visit to the museum,but my first without a native Bulgarian present. The staff were friendly and helpful and the building itself is beautiful. The building was originally a Girls School until it became home to some amazing artefacts. Obviously the museum is home to the oldest gold in the world,but there are many other exhibits worth checking out,each with full Bulgarian and English transcripts so it is an ideal place to learn some history. Facilities were excellent and clearly signed,and the majority of the building is air conditioned,which helped with the July heat. A definite must for tourists and a great place to kickstart your learning of a fascinating history.
Beautiful and interesting collections, m'y favourite was the icons. The museum in itself is beautiful too. The Park is also very peaceful for a break.