National Historical MuseumEdit profile
Coordinates: 42°39′17.91″N 23°16′14.89″E / 42.654975°N 23.2708028°E / 42.654975; 23.2708028
The National Historical Museum (Национален исторически музей, Natsionalen istoricheski muzey) in Sofia is Bulgaria's largest museum. It was founded on 5 May 1973 and its first representative exposition was opened in 1984 to commemorate 1300 years of Bulgarian history. The museum was moved to a former governmental residence in 2000 and currently stores and owns over 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography, exhibiting about 10% of all.
The National Historical Museum disposes of a cloakroom, a buffet, a museum library and a souvenir shop, also offering professional conservation and restoration of historical monuments, authenticity investigations and expert valuation.
The museum's director is Dr. Bozhidar Dimitrov, a well-known historian.