With its nearly 700,000 exhibits, the National History Museum is the biggest museum in Bulgaria and one of the biggest on the Balkan Peninsula. You will travel through time from prehistory through the magnificent ancient golden treasures to the latest history. The museum is housed in the building of the former communist government residence in Boyana district, on the outskirts of Sofia.
This museum will walk you through the past of the Bulgarian capital. You can take on a tram from the beginning of last century, see a king’s carriage and a neolithic house. It also allows you to discover interactive photo albums that show you fashion and prominent buildings from the past. The Sofia History Museum is located in the building of the former Central Mineral Bath, behind the Banya Bashi Mosque. There’s a mineral drinking fountain to the right of the entrance (when you are facing the building).
Step inside the building and you will be able to feel the awe of the archaeologists unveiling the past of the country piece by piece. The museum hosts various thematic exhibitions dedicated to different historical periods or specific ancient findings. The National Archaeology Museum in Sofia is located in the building of a former mosque.