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Monday, 15 July 2024

2nd ICAZ Medieval Period Working Group Meeting

Dear visitors, due to а technical issue the mobile platform, giving access to the exhibitions for people with disabilitie is out of order. The service station is working to fix the problem, but can not tell when it will be done.

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences provides free access to its exhibitions to all Ukrainian citizens.

— 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, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NMNHS) — The richest museum of natural history on the Balkans. Nearly a million and a half specimens of animals, plants and minerals
National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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 at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences studies, preserves and disseminates information about the living and non-living nature both in Bulgaria and throughout the world… [more]
— Visit us
National Museum of Natural History
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Phone: (+359 2) 9885116 — Operator; Information: (+359 87) 9226573, 10:00 — 18:00 hours

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 — 18:00
On 24 and 31 December: 10:00 — 13:00

The museum is open every day except 1 January, 3 March, Easter [Eastern] and 25 December. Last admission is at 17:30.

Hall 4 — Mineralogy [Genesis of the minerals]Hall 6 — Amphibians and reptilesHall 8 — BirdsHall 16 — Plants
— Palaeontological Museum Dimitar Kovachev, Asenovgrad
The Dimitar Kovachev Palaeontological Museum, a branch of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NMNHS) in Asenovgrad, was created with a contract dated 22.02.1990 between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the National Museum of Natural History and the Asenovgrad Municipality… [more]

— Administrative documents

— Did you know that…

The museum was founded in 1889 by the Royal Prince Ferdinand — an ornithologist, lepidopterist, and a botanist.

— 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]
VertebratesBotany

— 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
— e-Natura

GEMMOLOGY — GEMSTONES — characteristics, classification, specimens, library



— About us
News

The National Museum of Natural History, Sofia organised Bulgaria’s first PALEOFEST — Between the 28th and 30th of June, 2024, Burgas witnessed the first PALEOFEST organised by the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, in partnership with the Regional Historical…

The National Museum of Natural History, Sofia took place in the scientific conference “Natural History Museums in XXI century” — The scientific conference Natural History Museums in XXI century, organised by Ruse Regional Museum of History (Ruse RMH), was conducted from 19 to 21 June 2024 on the occasion of the…

Council of the European Union adopted Nature restoration law — On 17 June 2024 the Council formally adopted the first of its kind regulation on nature restoration. This law aims to put measures in place to restore at least 20% of the EU’s…

On 11 June 2024, Dr Nikolai Iliev — “The Doctor,” renowned zooarchaeologist and long term associate collaborator with NMNHS, passed away at 95 — Dr Nikolai Stoyanov Iliev was born on 25.03.1929 in Tarnovo. He graduated veterinary medicine and worked as a main veterinarian for several farms, and in 1974 became the curator of…

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History

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has a history of more than one hundred and thirty years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula… [more]