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Address: Bul. Maria Louisa 41, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 52 681 030
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum of the oldest Civilisation in the World

Varna Necropolis is the oldest found Civilisation with man made gold treasure in the World-8000 years ago. Not made in Egypt or Shumer, but in Varna/Balkans. So if you really wish... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Varna Necropolis is the oldest found Civilisation with man made gold treasure in the World-8000 years ago. Not made in Egypt or Shumer, but in Varna/Balkans. So if you really wish to see the oldest ever man made god treasure-this is the place where you could see it! You will not regret it!

Thank ParaglidingBulgaria
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is world class and has some amazing artefacts. It is particularly strong for prehistory, Greek and Roman times and later Here there are stunning gold pieces, the oldest worked gold in the world - 7,000 years old. There are great information panels in English. Very highly recommended.

Thank Bridget R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large archaeological museum. With great collections from ancient Therasian, Hellenic, Roman to medieval Orthodox. It is even larger than the national archaeological museum in Sofia. Well worth the time and the 10 lv entry fee.

Thank Elaine L
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Varna is a bittersweet experience. A once lovely city on the Black Sea now fighting its way back from the dense gray cloud of communism. The EU is helping Bulgaria slowly restore its infrastructure and with it new beauty and restored pride. In the middle of the city - a hidden gem, the Varna Archeological Museum. Beautifully planned and designed... More 

Thank BVM_11
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The museum houses the oldest gold artifacts in Europe and a number of other interesting and valuable exhibits. It is definitely worth a visiting Varna just to see it. The second floor is geared to people interested in Bulgarian history and archeology.

Thank Linasc
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Superb and surprising exhibits, all well-explained and clearly documented (though post-Roman ones need to be brought up to the high standard of the others).I had no idea the area was so rich in very ancient remains of human settlements going right back to the dawn of agriculture in Europe. As good as any archaeological museum I've been to in western... More 

Thank michaelmatejtschuk
Almada, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Daing back from before the Greek and Romans (BC) you can find a nice detail of all things artifacts and cultural objects of the region. You'll find out lot's of golden artifacts and jewlery, mainly gathered from ancient tombs. The history progresses up to the beginning of the 20th century, ending with the launching of the museum itself. No pictures... More 

Thank Joao P
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The artifacts in this Museum are stunning. Some of them date back to 4000 b.c. Built in an old school for girls, this museum is well layed out and well worth a visit pari ulalry if you're interested in Bulgarian archaeology.

Thank CharlesSeems
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Worth of viewing and reading where they have found the oldest gold. Unfortunately no photo are allow to be taken.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

If you would spend more than one hour of your time in Varnas museums, this is one of the museums you have to see. The gold treasure is worth a visit and the explanations of how Bulgaria evolved over the ages are well described.

Thank Ralph P

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