The best museums in Varna in September 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Varna, Bulgaria, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Varna Archaeological Museum1

    Varna Archaeological Museum

    The Varna Archaeological Museum is housed in a former Girls’ High School (1892 - 1898), designed by Bulgarian architect Petko Momchilov in New Renaissance style. The museum holds a collection of objects from the prehistoric, Thracian, Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman periods, the times of the medieva
  2. Retro Museum2

    Retro Museum

  3. Festa Dolphinarium3

    Festa Dolphinarium

    The Festa Dolphinarium in Varna was founded in 1984. The futuristic Dolphinarium building features a front wall of glass and aluminum, designed by architect Simeon Saraliev. During regular days, there are performances of dolphin shows three times a day. Visitors can touch and feed the animals.
  4. Varna Aquarium & Black Sea Museum4

    Varna Aquarium & Black Sea Museum

    The Varna Aquarium & Black Sea Museum is an aquarium based in Varna, that focuses on the flora and fauna of the Black Sea. The aquarium holds over 140 fish species, including freshwater fish, Mediterranean fish, exotic species, but also mussels and algae.
  5. National Maritime Museum5

    National Maritime Museum

    The National Maritime Museum is dedicated to the history of the Bulgarian navy, which it illustrates from its establishment in 1879 to the present, focuses mainly on its military side. The collection of the museum includes photographs, documents, anchors, sailor`s and officer`s uniforms, scale model
  6. Varna Zoo6

    Varna Zoo

    The Varna Zoo opened in 1961 and is home to 60 species of animals, with more than 300 individual animals. Seventeen of these are protected species. Besides welcoming visitors, the zoo is also acting as an animal rescue centre.
  7. Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium Copernicus7

    Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium Copernicus

    The Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium Copernicus is named after Nikolai Kopernik and was opened in 1968, making it the first astronomical complex in Bulgaria. The complex comprises an astronomical observatory, a planetarium and a tower with Phuko’s pendulum.
  8. Ethnographic Museum Varna8

    Ethnographic Museum Varna

    The Ethnographic Museum Varna is located in a house that belongs to the age of Revival, built around 1860. The museum presents the variety in culture and style of life of the population in Varna and its region. The museum focuses on the second half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
  9. Park-Museum of Military Friendship 1444 Vladislav Varnenchik9

    Park-Museum of Military Friendship 1444 Vladislav Varnenchik

    Park-Museum of Military Friendship 1444 Vladislav Varnenchik is located at the place of the battlefield from 10.11.1444 , where the Polish- Hungarian King Vladislav Yagello was killed. The museum holds a collection that contains arms and equipment from the 15th century, found on the battlefield (inc
  10. Museum of the Revival10

    Museum of the Revival

    The Museum of the Revival is housed in a building from the 19th century, which had several purposes, including being a high school for girls after the Liberation. The museum highlights important moments of the history of Varna and its region during the Revival period in the 19th century. The first f
  11. Stone Forest11

    Stone Forest

  12. The Roman Baths of Odessos12

    The Roman Baths of Odessos

  13. Small Roman Baths13

    Small Roman Baths

  14. Aladzha Monastery14

    Aladzha Monastery

  15. History of Varna Museum15

    History of Varna Museum

  16. City Art Gallery of Boris Georgiev16

    City Art Gallery of Boris Georgiev

  17. Puppet Museum17

    Puppet Museum

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    Museum of the History of Medicine

    The Museum of the History of Medicine is devoted to the history of medicine on the Balkans, spanning from the Antiquity to the Renaissance and the development of medical services after the Liberation of Bulgaria. The museum holds a collection of over 4,000 medical books, a fine paleoanthropological
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    Museum of Natural History in Varna

    The Museum of Natural History in Varna is devoted to the geology, palaeontology, flora and fauna of the Black Sea and the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The items of the museums collection are divided in several sections and displayed accordingly. The sections consist of Geology and Paleontology, Botany
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    Art Museum & Gallery "Georgi Velchev"


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