With a huge display of diverse exhibits and a large area of 2,150 square meters, the Varna Archaeological Museum is one of the largest museums in Bulgaria.
Here you can see weapons, pottery, reliefs of tombstones, lamps, glassware and jewelry, along with thousands of exhibits in Bulgaria. They begin from prehistoric times, in the Paleolithic period, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and the 10th century, the Ottoman period, and more.
Here you will find unusual and famous exhibits, like a human skeleton that was discovered in a tomb with a gold container. The iconic collection of the museum is very impressive, and a collection of flint artifacts from the Mesolithic period, considered the largest in southeastern Europe.
One of its kind is the "Varna Gold," the oldest gold treasure in the world. It is the oldest gold treasure ever found, and occupies a special place. It probably originated in the 4th millennium BC. Notice the mythological figures that appear on the ancient treasure.
The guides here are friendly and helpful. The exhibition is arranged in chronological order and will guide you through the history of Bulgaria and the Varna region.
The museum is located inside a building from the end of the 19th century, which used to be a high school for girls.
Opening hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
It is forbidden to take photos in the museum
Entrance for children under 6 is free. And by the way, a separate part of the museum is special for children.
There is a combined ticket to the Archaeological Museum, the Alaja Monastery and the Roman Baths.