National Historical Museum (Bulgaria)

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Coordinates: 42°39′17.91″N 23°16′14.89″E / 42.6549750°N 23.2708028°E / 42.6549750; 23.2708028

National History Museum
Национален исторически музей
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Frontal view of the National Historical Museum and its yard
Established 1973
Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Wreath of an Odrysian aristocrat, 4th century

The National Historical Museum (Национален исторически музей, Natsionalen istoricheski muzey) in Sofia is Bulgaria's largest museum. It was founded on 5 May 1973 and its first representative exposition was opened in 1984 to commemorate 1300 years of Bulgarian history. The museum was moved to a former governmental residence in 2000 and currently stores and owns over 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography, although only 10% of them are permanently exhibited.

The National Historical Museum consists of a cloakroom, a buffet, a museum library and a souvenir shop, also offering professional conservation and restoration of historical monuments, authenticity investigations and expert valuation.

The museum's director is Dr. Bozhidar Dimitrov, a historian.

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