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Friday, 30 September 2022

Virtual tour

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
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

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

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]
InvertebratesPalaeontology and Mineralogy

— 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

— Did you know that…

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

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

Projects

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
News

#SeetheUnseen: The Dawn of Humanity in the National Museum of Natural History — On September 20th, 2022, in the foyer of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, the museum’s Director, Prof. Pavel Stoev, and the Minister of Culture, Prof. Velislav Minekov,…

First citation in a scientific article of plant records from the herbarium at the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, catalogued under DiSSCo-BG project — In the publication Antioxidant Capacity of Herzegovinian Wildflowers Evaluated by UV-VIS and Cyclic Voltammetry Analysis (mdpi.com/1420-3049/27/17/5466), researchers from the University…

Assoc. Prof. Petar Shurulinkov receives the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation jury award in the category Nature Activist for 2022 — In an official ceremony organised by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation on the 13th of August, 2022, the Yearly Biodiversity and Climate Awards of 2022 were presented…

Fifth Palaeontological Expedition of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences near the town of Tran — The Fifth Palaeontological Expedition of the NMNH-BAS to the vertebrate fossil locality near the town of Tran, which yields remains of non-avian dinosaurs and other tetrapod fauna 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]