Archaeological museum

Address: Plovdiv, 1 Saedinenie Sqr.
Working time: Tuesday - Sunday 09:30–12:30, 13:30–17:30
Phone: 032 633 106

The Archaeological museum in Plovdiv is one of the first Bulgarian cultural institutions, officially opened in 1882. Originally set up as an archaeological and numismatic office-center, it gradually earned the status of Archaeological Museum during the 1920s. Its funds initially consisted of a numismatic collection of 1,500 coins, ethnographical and historical documents, church plates, and incunabula from the XVII - XVIII c., as well as 300 icons and paintings by some of the most famous Bulgarian painters Stanislav Dospevski, Ivan Lazarov, Tzanko Lavrenov, Nikolay Rainov, Zlatju Boyadjiev, and many others.

Plovdiv Archaeological Museum boasts one of the richest collections of 100,000 exhibits of artifacts, related to the history of Plovdiv as an heir to one of the biggest and most famous ancient towns on the Balkan Penninsula.


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