Varna Archaeological Museum

Varna Archaeological Museum

Varna Archaeological Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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TLAOrangeville
Sanibel Island, FL495 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Once I figured out if it was open or not (there was varying information online so I just showed up and even then the outside sign said closed but the doors were open?!?!), it was excellent.

This is a very well curated museum with a lot of history, culture and information. I would recommend a couple of hours to fully explore. The highlight, of course, is the world’s earliest forged gold but there are many, MANY objects that are worth seeing and learning about. Highly recommended.
Written 30 May 2024
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davidpipgras
Vancouver, WA74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Varna, Bulgaria, may sound like an unknown destination, but it is full of history -- about 4,500 years worth. You can walk the halls and see items dating back to the Thracians, up through the first kingdoms of the Bulgars. I highly recommend for a great look at Varna's past.
Written 25 August 2023
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Nick P
Chatham, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Great regular exhibits covering early Bulgarian history, and a wonder exhibition of icons when we visited. Plenty of saints slaying dragons or infidels. Information in English is plentiful.
Written 18 August 2023
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Jotum
Knoxville, TN1,510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Comprehensive museum well laid out with items going back to several centuries BC. Descriptions were printed in local language and English. Most of the items were found in the region
Written 13 June 2023
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Amy
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Varna gold isn't there... The only reason I wanted to visit this place. Maybe some of it, but it wasn't clearly identified. The famous pieces are not there - when I asked, they said it was somewhere in USA.
Written 2 May 2023
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Anda Negulescu
Bucharest, Romania54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Before travelling to Varna we researched its points of interest and the Archeological Museum was at the top of the list.

Museum is filled with artefacts displayed in chronological order and illustrate a vast historic period for Varna and its surroundings. The oldest forged gold artefacts are truly the highlight and are well worth the time. There are exhaustive historical facts and details regarding the diggings presented in English.

A must if you are a hobby historian or just want to find out more about our days Bulgaria and the Black Sea area.
Written 19 August 2022
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This museum in Varna displays the history of this city, Next to the Romans Greeks and Vikings!!! the city was inhabited for a long time. The museum is known for finding of the first civilisation to forge gold. Earing of over seven thousand years old still wearable today Really amazing
Written 8 August 2022
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia3,397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I'm not much of a museam guy but was reccomended by the tourist information Centre to go here. There was plenty to see and some really old gold. It was cheap enough.
Written 2 July 2022
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Sean
Basel, Switzerland516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fantastic museum featuring some fascinating displays from paleolithic times to the oldest worked gold discovered in the world dating back 7,000 years, through the classical, hellenistic, roman, all the way through to the ottoman period. All artifacts are professionally displayed with comprehensive well translated explanations. We spent almost 3 hours but could easily spend another 3. Could do with a cafe for a break part way through.
Written 24 July 2021
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Daniel
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Just seeing the oldest worked gold in the world, which is like 7000 years old, makes the admission price worth it. And there’s so much other stuff here!
Written 16 July 2021
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