Historical Museum, Samokov

4.4
Despite its small size, Historical Museum offers an impressive range and quality of exhibits. You'll find a nice selection of souvenirs at the entrance. Inside, the exhibits cover the period between the Thracian times and the 20th century. The museum remains an ideal place for a quick history lesson about the area, with friendly curators ready to answer any questions and explain the general layout of the collection. Enjoy the permanent display, featuring works of local 20th century painters, or admire the building itself, constructed in the 1930's specifically to house the museum. Plan my Samokov trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • This is a tiny museum - its total size is less than the size of a single hall in many big museums. Nevertheless, the quality and the range of exhibits is amazing. The exhibition covers the period from...  more »
  • A lovely place to while away the time. Plenty of Roman architecture alongside Bulgarian cultural items. Cost was a couple of Levs.. (less than 1 Euro) per person and well worth a visit.  more »
  • in samokov we hit accidentally. vacationing in Borovets and decided to broaden their knowledge of the terrain and the nearest place to be in samokov. got quick minutes 15-20, on this time, it was early and we just went for a walk around the city. with auto station passed fountain and mosque and decided to turn towards and then saw this museum. quite a nice building from the outside. near the monument. the walls of some fragments of slabs with inscriptions, but the Museum turned out to be closed and we don't hit. on this assessment will not neither overestimate nor set low.
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  • Small but interesting museum where you can see the technology people used for iron mining since 12 century and about the Samocov iconography school, first printing press in Bulgaria etc.
  • The historical museum in Samokov is a really interesting place with a few halls. There are many subjects from different epochs - fossils, weapons, ceramics, clothes, books... At the second floor there is a gallery with paintings and imagery.
  • Great place to visit..i enjoyed it, a great collections of local, national and international art, you would not expect this in a small town like Samokov but for tourist or expats i would advise you to visit this town and the many galeries its real worth the drive!
  • Small museum about the history of Samokov. Important elements in Samokov's his history are iron production, icon painting and book printing
  • Very interesting museum.
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