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Friday 02 April 2021
29 March 2021 - 04 April 2021
May 2021
04.07.2020 - 01.06.2021

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 01.06.2021

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

08.07.2020 - 30.09.2021

Pathways to the table

The National Ethnographic Museum presents the exhibition Pathways to the table
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum -
29.10.2020 - 01.06.2021



29.10.2020 – 1.06.2021

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

01.11.2020 - 31.05.2021


The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types

November 1 2020 – May 31 2021

The exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types was realised on the occasion of the most actual topic - the origin and transmission of pandemies, caused by the so called the zoonoses. Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

12.02.2021 - 02.05.2021

Temporary exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology 2020”

The National Archaeological Institute with Museum organizes the temporary exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology”. The exhibition presents the most interesting and impressive discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.

The exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology 2020” will be on display in the Central Hall of the National Archaeological Museum from 12 February until 02 May 2021.

09.02.2021 - 11.04.2021

Meetings in Paris

The exhibition MEETINGS IN PARIS is dedicated to a trip of a group of Bulgarian artists to the world capital of art in the 1930s and the influence of European modernity on their work.

The exhibition provides an opportunity for future research, and the reason for it is an unpublished manuscript of Vaska Emanuilova where she described her journey and the troubles she went through when she returned to Bulgaria. There are 44 works (sculptures, drawings and paintings) by authors who lived in Paris in the 1930s or connected with the "Parisian spirit" - Nenko Balkanski, Georgi Popov (John), Donka Konstantinova, Iliya Beshkov. Of particular interest is a hitherto unseen series of drawings, illustrations by Iliya Beshkov to the book Paris, a Novel-Chronicle by Todor Genov. Along with other works of Vaska Emanuilova from the Gallery's as well as private collections, which have not been shown so far, and pages from notebooks where she wrote about her impressions of the Parisian museums are also included.

02.04.2021 - 18.04.2021

Sofia’s Homes Photo exhibition

Open-air gallery in the park in front of the National Palace of Culture (next to Cabana cinema)
The photographic exhibition Sofia’s Homes presents 27 architectural values of Sofia. Beautiful, stylish, and magnificent, these buildings remind us of the rapid development of Sofia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. On April 3, 1879 (March 22 in old style) during the Constituent Assembly of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia was proclaimed Capital of Bulgaria and residence of the Knyaz. In less than three decades, old Sofia, with a population of about 12,000, acquired beautiful architectural structures, magnificent buildings such as the Military Club and the National Theater, electric lighting, trams, and yellow cobblestones. The exhibition shows the point of view of Zdravko Petrov, author of the book "Historical Routes: Sofia" and the website, which reveal interesting facts about the architecture and history of the most beautiful houses and public buildings in our capital.

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