About museum

The inauguration of the Varna Archaeological Museum and its further development is closely connected with the names of the two brothers Herman and Karel Škorpil, Czechs by origin, who came to help with the education and culture of their sister Slavonic nation following the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Turkish Yoke. In 1894 they permanently settled in Varna. On 12 December 1901, a group of socially active figures and teachers established the Varna Archaeological Society that for decades since has been the basic motivating power for interest and study in the history of Varna, Varna Region, and Northeast Bulgaria. The inauguration of an archaeological museum was a task of prime importance for the Society. On June 11, 1906 the first exhibition of the Museum was officially opened in a room of the Girls’ High School. Karel Škorpil was elected as director of the Museum and remained in that post till his death in 1944.

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News

May 28, 2018

The Varna Archaeological Museum will be an official partner in the realization of the international maritime expedition ABORA IV. It is organized by the German researcher and experimenter Dr. Dominique Giritz. At the end of May 2019 sailing will begin in Sochi (Russia) and its route will pass through Varna (Bulgaria), Istanbul and Troy (Turkey), Athens (Greece), Aegean Islands Lemnos, Milos, Terra and will finish in the Crete.

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New exhibition


This summer we have the pleasure to present a new and exciting exposition to the attention of our visitors, interested in the ancient culture. Here they will have the opportunity to see some of the artifacts excavated in Varna and the region over the last few years. The first segment of the......

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