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Sofia National History Museum Tours

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Sofia National History Museum
Founded in 1973, the Sofia National History Museum is Bulgaria’s national museum of history. Housed in the former residence of dictator Todor Zhikov, the museum has more than 650,000 objects, although only about ten percent are on display. The main exhibition is spread throughout five halls. The first covers the development and culture of the people who lived on Bulgarian lands as early as the 6th millennium B.C. The second hall continues that theme, focusing on the end of the 6th century B.C. to the 6th century A.D. In the third hall, visitors see exhibits on the Bulgarian State in the Middle Ages and in the fourth hall, the focus shifts to the period of Ottoman rule, from 1396 to 1878. The fifth hall showcases the Third Bulgarian Kingdom, from 1878 to 1946.

Items on display include a variety of weapons, traditional costumes, furniture, tools and household objects, coins, artwork, documents and photos. The museum courtyard showcases a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine columns and monuments from various periods.

Practical Info

The National History Museum is in the center of Sofia, easily accessible from many tourist hotels. It can also be reached by taking bus number 63 or 111, or trolley number 2. A gift shop sells souvenirs and informational materials. The ticket office closes 45 minutes before the museum closing time.
Address: Vitoshko lale 16 str., Sofia, Bulgaria
Hours: Open daily April-Oct 9:30am-6pm; Nov-March daily 9am-5:30pm
Admission: 10 lv, free the last Monday of each month
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6 Tours and Activities to Experience Sofia National History Museum

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Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking- Private Day Trip

Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking- Private Day Trip

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Experience the nature outside of Sofia and taste traditional Bulgarian food on this private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to Vitosha Mountain in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi, so you can stay connected. Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide as you sample a traditional Bulgarian breakfast and hike to Boyana Lake. Afterwards, visit Boyana Church and the National Historical Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.81
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$98.81
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Sofia Full Day Tour

Sofia Full Day Tour

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Visit Boyana Church, Historical Museum, St.Alexander Nevski Memorial church, St. Sofia church, St. George Rotunda Sofia is the contemporary capital of Bulgaria. Its population grew rapidly during the Communist-Socialist era (1944-1989) - at the time of its liberation from the Turks in 1878, the population of the city was 11,649 inhabitants and for a few decades after that the city experienced large population growth mainly from other regions of the country.During World War 2, Sofia was bombed by allied air crafts in late 1943 and early 1944. As a consequence of the invasion of the Soviet Red Army, Bulgaria's government, which was allied with Germany, was overthrown.The transformations of Bulgaria into a People's Republic in 1946 and Republic of Bulgaria marked significant changes in the city's appearance
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.69
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$129.69
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Private Sofia Half Day Tour with Boyana Church and National History Museum

Private Sofia Half Day Tour with Boyana Church and National History Museum

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Enjoy a half- day private tour with which you will have the chance not only to see the central part of Sofia, but also the Boyana Church- UNESCO heritage site- and the National History Museum, situated at the foot of Vitosha Mountain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.11
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Experience Sofia

Experience Sofia

When in Sofia it may seem initially there is not much to see. But you are just a step away from learning about not only the rich milenia history of the city but also about the local population of this part of the world - the ancient Thracians and their predecessors as the History museum will reveal to us some of the oldest artefacts discovered in this area. Boyana church itself is a great example of the Medieval art and even with its secret it stays in our memory forever!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$63.35
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$63.35
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Secrets, Facts & Legends of Sofia: Full Day Tour

Secrets, Facts & Legends of Sofia: Full Day Tour

Despite that Sofia is very young as the capital of a country it has a very long and dynamic history. You will be lead through it by our highly educated guides and also with the help of two museums – The National Archaeology Museum and Sofia History Museum. In the first one, you will learn about the ancient heritage that Bulgaria has and from the second you will learn about our 20th century monarchy period when Sofia became the center of our country. Also during the day tour, the remains of the Roman city of Serdica will be revealed by visiting the Roman ruins, St. Sofia church, and the rotunda of St. George. Other highlights will be Alexander Nevski cathedral, the symbol of the city, the monarchy palace, Sofia University main building, a piece of art from the very late 19th century, the parliament and of course the Communist administrative center, the stunning view of the “Horseshoe” and the legacy of “The Bells".
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.64
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Full-Day tour to Rila Monastery and National History Museum

Full-Day tour to Rila Monastery and National History Museum

This tour wiil take to the one of the symbols of Bulgaria - Rila Monastery and National History Museum. The monastery is included in the List of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO and is also a popular tourist destination. Throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria. The National History Museum is one of the largest and richest history museums on the Balkan Peninsula. Representing the history of the present Bulgarian lands from the period 8,000 years ago to the present day.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.11
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$95.11
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Sofia National History Museum hours of operation?
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Sofia National History Museum hours of operation: Open daily April-Oct 9:30am-6pm; Nov-March daily 9am-5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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