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Varna Archaeological Museum

41, Bul. Maria Louisa, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
52 681030
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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Varna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Varna Archaeological Museum is found in the northern part of Varna city centre. The museum is a considerable size - the building previously being... more »
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place. spent all morning there, but could have spent all day. The history of Varna laid out chronologically. Reasonable entrance fee, cool atmosphere and no-one rushing you along

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was seriously surprised by the accuracy and professional exhibitions, I've rarely seen such a good museum in this part of Europe. If you have enough of days at the beach, you should definitely stop by. Lots of interesting exhibits with informative captions in English.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The archaeological museum in Varna is a place you visit when in Varna. A well explained chronological exhibition of the long and early history of this popular spot on the Black Sea. All explanations are in Bulgarian and English, only a few are in German, too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Being an amateur achaeologist I rate this museum highly. The displays are sympathetically arranged in time sequence and have adequate captions in English

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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well worth a longish visit. We were lucky enough to see the gold treasure material. Nice to sit amongst roman artifacts for afternoon tea!

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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is one of the best museums I have ever visited! You could spend hours here exploring the rich and varied history of Bulgaria.My highlight was the world's oldest worked golden artefacts, the Varna gold. The exhibits were very well presented and had clear explanations in English and Bulgarian. It was a pity the museum shop was closed for the... More

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Eskisehir, Turkey
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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Spacious vast rooms....eerily quiet when I visited , English translation for the artifacts spot on....allow 1 or 2 hours

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Understandably the highlight of what Varna has to offer! Plenty to see in this medium-sized museum, ranging over many thousands of years. Unlike other larger museums, the amount of objects and the way they were laid out was perfect – not at all overwhelming. Lots of information in English, explaining the history of the region and the origins of the... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Even if you are not into this type of historical exhibit, this museum is worth an hour of your time.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Definitely the Archaeological museum is the must see of Varna. Situated in the most impressive building in the city from the end of 19th. century the museum displays chronologically arranged artifacts from Old Stone age up to the modern times. This is the only place where you can see the gold from the famous Varna Necropolis, internationally considered the oldest... More

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