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Varna Archaeological Museum

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Address: 41, Bul. Maria Louisa, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 52 681030
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Very interesting collection in a beautiful building!

I went to visit a friend of mine working at the museum and to see the new display on the Thracian gold. The museum is very well put together but was still going through major... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went to visit a friend of mine working at the museum and to see the new display on the Thracian gold. The museum is very well put together but was still going through major renovations while I was there.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This museum has displays of the earliest human crafted gold, found in west Varna at the other end of Lake Varna - truly incredible to see. I also really enjoyed the display of coins over history. It is an excellent reminder of the crossroads of civilization that Varna and Bulgaria in general are to the world.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I found a lot of useful information in the Varna Archaeological Museum. Also, there works very intelligent and clever guide, you explained all details, which interested me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Varna Archaeological Museum is large. Takes quite some time to run through it all, but definitely worth a trip there. You can get 'museumed-out' on trips, but this would be one to see in your travels. The main town is not much to see, so spend the time at the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A Briton probably first associates Bulgaria with its Slavic heritage, and may know a bit about the role of the eastern coast of Bulgaria as part of Greek civilization. However Varna is also famous for a unique prehistoric (albeit late prehistoric, aka chalcolithic) find - 'the oldest gold in the world'. I think that this exhibition is well worth seeing... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Have a great view of the history of Bulgaria and Varna region. Just wish that it was more interactive and more taken care off.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Interesting expositions. If you are not a group be aware that the lady's sitting around in the rooms are not interested on visitors and will not give any information.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This museum is very interesting and well-displayed. The highlight is the hoard of gold findings that are the oldest known processed gold in the world. It is very extensive, plus the layout with the preserved tomb is very evocative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Don't be put off: this museum is a gem in spite of its forbidding exterior. There have been major archaeological finds in the area round Varna and this museum both shows them off and explains with great clarity in Bulgarian and English. Highlight is the Thracian tomb with gold jewellery but there are also Macedonian, Roman and Ottoman treasures. There... More 

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Putignano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

clear presentation of objects with short but exact explenation of the History . And the thracian objects,'???? marvellous. Immagine these fine object were made in 6.ooo-4.ooo BC, after that artist have only imitate the Thracian objects

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