Regional history museum – Sofia
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Information: +359 (2) 985 44 55; +359 (2) 983 52 35
Winter pеriod: Tuesday- Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00, Summer period :Tuesday- Thirsday 11:00-19:00,Friday 12:00-20:00, Saturday - Sunday 11:00-19:00
1 Banski Sq, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Chronologically the permanent exhibition of the Regional History Museum - Sofia covers the period of VI th century BC. to the 40s of the 20th century. It offers eight exhibition halls, and two more halls for temporary expositions can be visited. Among the most attractive exhibits are the carriage of the Bulgarian King Ferdinand, the Vitosha gold-sealed Deed of Tsar Ivan Shishman from 1378, which is the first evidence of the change of the name of the city - already Sofia. You will also find how a Neolithic home six millennia BC. looked like. The Regional History Museum - Sofia tells the millennia old history of the Bulgarian capital, one of the oldest cities in Europe. The museum's permanent exhibition is located in the former Central Mineral Bath building. The Regional History Museum - Sofiа also has several branches: the underground museum at "St. Sophia" basilica, the Ancient Cultural Complex Serdica, the Tomb of Knyaz Alexander I Battenberg, the National Reconciliation Exposition (garrison shooting range), the Western gate of Serdica, The Triangular Tower of Serdica and others.
In 1928 a decision for establishing a museum was made on the proposal of the Mayor Vladimir Vazov. The first permanent exhibition of the museum was opened 13 years later - in the end of 1941. Only three years later, the building of № 3"Banski" Square was destroyed during the bombing raids over Sofia in World War II. On September 17, 2015, the permanent exhibition of the Regional History Museum - Sofia was in its new home - the building of the Central Municipal Mineral Bath.