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Friday, 28 April 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 13 — 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?

‘Working at the NMNHS is not a job, it’s a way of life!’

Teodora Georgieva

— 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

'Nature and people in the mountains of Pakistan' — Boyan Petrov's photo exhibition and his debut book 'The first seven' — The National Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sofia and VAKON Publishers present 'Nature and people in the mountains…

Opening of a permanent exhibition on the invasive alien species at NMNHS — At 2:00 PM on 26 January 2017, in the Leventis Hall of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (NMNHS) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences a permanent exhibition devoted to the…

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…

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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]