Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv

Регионален археологически музей Пловдив

The Regional Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv is one of the first Bulgarian cultural institutions, officially opened in 1882. Originally set up as an archaeological and numismatic office-center, it gradually earned the status of Archaeological Museum during the 1920s.

Its funds initially consisted of a numismatic collection of 1,500 coins, ethnographical and historical documents, church plates, and incunabula from the VIII - XVII c., as well as 300 icons and paintings by some of the most famous Bulgarian painters Stanislav Dospevski, Ivan Lazarov, Tzanko Lavrenov, Nikolay Rainov, Zlatju Boiadjiev, and many others.

The Museum boasts one of the richest collections of 100.000 exhibits of artifacts related to the history of Plovdiv and its region as an heir to one of the biggest and most famous ancient towns in the Balkan Penninsula - Philippopolis.


Exhibitions and events

Ancient cultures in the region of Plovdiv

Permanent exhibition

Since October 13, 2010 the permanent exposition of the Regional Archeological Museum Plovdiv is opened to visitors.


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