National Historical Museum, Bulgaria

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National History Museum
Национален исторически музей
Sofia - National Museum of History.jpg
Frontal view of the National Historical Museum and its yard
Established5 May 1973 (1973-05-05)
LocationSofia, Bulgaria
Coordinates42°39′17.91″N 23°16′14.89″E / 42.6549750°N 23.2708028°E / 42.6549750; 23.2708028
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. A new representative exhibition was opened in the building of the Court of Justice on 2 March 1984, to commemorate the 13th centenary of the Bulgarian state.

The museum was moved in 2000 to the former primary residence[1] of the dictator and last communist leader Todor Zhivkov at Boyana, and currently contains over 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography, although only 10% of them are permanently exhibited.

The museum includes a cloakroom, cafe, library and souvenir shop. It undertakes professional conservation and restoration of historical monuments, authenticity investigations and expert valuation. Its collections comprise materials dating from prehistoric ages till the present.

Major excavated exhibits include:

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  1. ^ Like an Eastern Block Leader at Blazing Bulgaria. Accessed 9 November 2015

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