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Varna Archaeological Museum

41, Bul. Maria Louisa, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
52 681030
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Ranked #1 of 29 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum, well organized, with good information on all stages of Bulgaria's history. The Varna gold is incredible....a must see!

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

huge building with enough information but not enough directional arrows to show which way to go around the public areas

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Varna, Bulgaria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very insteresting, you need at least 3 hours there.If you know history you'll be amazed by the handcraft artifacts from ancient ages. If you don't know - you'll learn a lot.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely expositions, definitely worth a visit if you are staying in Varna. It's 10 leva per adult and the museum is spread out through two floors. It took us about an hour to see everything.

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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48 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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58 helpful votes 58 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
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15 reviews 15 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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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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