Varna Archaeological Museum, Varna

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Varna Archaeological Museum houses the oldest gold treasure in the world, dating back to 4600 to 4200 BCE. You can view more than 2,000 golden objects, including a golden scepter, the symbol of a monarch's power. Among the museum's collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, you can examine ceramics, coins, cult items, a golden necropolis, icons, jewelry, and weapons. Exhibits are categorized by historical periods: prehistoric, Thracian, ancient, medieval, Ottoman, and Bulgarian National Revival. On your way to the exhibition halls, note the decorated walls of the corridor that surrounds the building. The museum also houses a library, children's education museum, gift shop, and cafeteria. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Varna Archaeological Museum by using our Varna driving holiday planner .
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  • Rich in history and objects from various periods, most were found on site. Affordable price, visit worth it.
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  • Each piece helps one to imagine life six thousand years ago and to appreciate the skill of the artisans in antiquity. The wall maps are good reminders of the migrations of people and of the importance...  more »
  • The museum is not big, but its collections are priceless. Here is exhibited the oldest gold treasure in the world, about 6000 years old. It was found in the Varna Necropolis. There are many older arti...  more »
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  • Quite small for the reputation Bulgarians claim. Second floor is dedicated to religious iconography. 😣 A few items scattered throughout worth seeing but nothing worth standing in line for. It would be better if they closed a few smaller museums in the region and consolidated items. Prices are minimal. You might spend 1-2 hours there. Keep your eye out for a schedule of summer jazz concerts in the courtyard.
  • Detailed exhibits in fantastic condition. Better than comparable museums in other places. Great examples of ancient craftsmanship.
  • Beautiful artefacts of civilizations long gone. These kind of history lessons are needed from time to time. But I still can't imagine how people lived 6000 years ago.
  • Beautiful and extremely rich collections. The cases and auxiliary materials are new and well made, the staff helpful although a bit cold (at the end of the workday, that is excusable). The "Dordrecht" exhibition was a very pleasant surprise. The building, though, is old and badly in need of repairs and upgrade.
  • Wow.A nice place ..preserved history, ancient spirit feeling around. See the oldest jewelry on earth ...just leap back in time. !
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