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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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Perth, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
97 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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7 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Park City, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Vast collection, well labeled (including English) and carefully displayed. Worth a trip to Varna to see it.

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Seattle, Washington
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62 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The medium sized museum shows the history of Varna and the surrounding region on the Black Sea and inland. The collection starts about 4,400BC and includes a replica grave with the artifacts laid out as they were found. The maps also give information about how the people moved around the Black Sea and beyond. Some of the more interesting items... More

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Denver, Colorado
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15 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Relatively small, a benefit, as it is possible to see everything in a few hours. Excellent graphic displays on the walls (and in English) help to explain the artifacts in the rooms.

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Hamilton, Canada
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a very well organized museum with the history of Varna and area being displayed and explained from around 5000 BC through to the Ottoman Empire. The rooms are logically arranged so that you progress through time viewing the earliest artifacts first. The condition of the artifacts is excellent with some rather remarkably intact items shown. There is a... More

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