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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Virtual tour with United Bulgarian Bank
Virtual tour, comprising 42 viewpoints and 100 specimens, starts from every еxhibition's hall. It was developed with the financial support of United Bulgarian Bank

— What’s on display
Hall 10 — Mammals
The museum exhibitions show the Caroline parakeet, which became extinct world-wide, the monk seal, bearded vulture, little bustard, grey and maiden crane, steppe viper, German sturgeon, all of which extinct in Bulgaria… [more]
National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (NMNHS) — The richest museum of natural history on the Balkans. Nearly a million and a half specimens of animals, plants and minerals
Being the first and the richest natural history museum on the Balkans, the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (NMNHS) studies, preserves and disseminates information about the living and non-living nature both in Bulgaria and throughout the world… [more]
— Visit us
Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 — 18:00
The museum is open every day except 1 January, 3 March, Easter [Eastern] and 25 December. Last admission is at 17:00.

National Museum of Natural History
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: (+359 2) 9885115 — Operator; [Tickets]: (+359 2) 9951258

Hall 4 — Mineralogy [Genesis of the minerals]Hall 6 — Amphibians and reptilesHall 8 — BirdsHall 16 — Plants
— Research & collections
The museum staff’s scientific research is linked with the latest national and international priorities in the fields of biodiversity, ecology, and nature conservation. The entomology and palaeozoology studies are especially intense… [more]

Gemmology — gemstones — characteristics, classification, specimens, library

GEMMOLOGY — GEMSTONES — characteristics, classification, specimens, library
— Education
Intern at the museum… why?

‘Because the world of animals is still an unrevealed secret and there is always something to learn.’

Severina Velkova

— Did you know that…

The first exhibition for visitors was opened back in 1907.
Also at the museum

Bat Research And Conservation Centre
Biospeleology Research Centre
Student Club of Biospeleology


Prime Butterfly Areas in Bulgaria — Identifying and describing the most important sites for butterflies in the country
PESI — A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
— About us

Prof. Zlatozar Boev from the National Museum of Natural History awarded by the Bulgarian Translators' Union — At a ceremony on the International Day of the translator, 30 September, in the Literary Club 'Peroto' of National Palace of Culture, the Bulgarian Translators' Union presented its annual…

Wikipedia awards finalists in the competition 'Wiki Loves Earth' — On 1 October, 6 PM, the National Museum of Natural History will be host of the awards ceremony of the winners in the competition for encyclopedic photography from the protected natural…

A night with scientists of the National Museum of Natural History — Welcome on 30th September, at 6 PM in the museum to take a part in workshops, demonstrations and games. Bet on your knowledge and good mood to gather unforgettable experience!…

The National Museum of Natural History presents the final publication 'PESI — a taxonomic backbone for Europe' — As a national coordinator for Bulgaria of the project PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure), the National Museum of Natural History presents the final publication…

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The National Museum of Natural History (NMNHS) has a history of more than one hundred and twenty years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula… [more]