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Varna Archaeological Museum houses the oldest gold treasure in the world, dating back to 4600 to 4200 BCE. You can view more than 2,000 golden objects, including a golden scepter, the symbol of a monarch's power. Among the museum's collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, you can examine ceramics, coins, cult items, a golden necropolis, icons, jewelry, and weapons. Exhibits are categorized by historical periods: prehistoric, Thracian, ancient, medieval, Ottoman, and Bulgarian National Revival. On your way to the exhibition halls, note the decorated walls of the corridor that surrounds the building. The museum also houses a library, children's education museum, gift shop, and cafeteria. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Varna Archaeological Museum by using our Varna driving holiday planner.
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Varna Archaeological Museum reviews
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..... more
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..... more »
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...
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... more »
Very nice museum for the archaeological history of the region! Entry is 10 standard and 5 for students and takes about 1-2 hours to get through. Unfortunately when I went (March '23) some work seemed to be going on in the Roman section so one area was closed off, but still a lot of interesting things to see. The staff is also very friendly. If you like history I'd highly recommend.
Varna’s Archaeological Museum is really impressive. The museum is well structured and easy to follow. The gold treasure is great and the icons room is in my opinion the best part of it. Thank you, we really enjoyed the visit. The Archaeological Museum is a must-visit place in Varna.
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