The best museums in Sofia in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Sofia, Bulgaria, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Sofia:

  1. National Institute and Museum of Archaeology1

    National Institute and Museum of Archaeology

    Sofia
    The National Institute and Museum of Archaeology (National Institute of Archaeology with Museum in Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) is devoted to the culture of tribes and peoples that have occupied present day Bulgaria from the remote past until the 18th century. The museum is an archaeological museu
  2. National Museum of Military History2

    National Museum of Military History

    Sofia
    The National Museum of Military History (NMMH) is a state museum devoted to cultural valuables connected with the national and European military history. The museum holds a collection with over 1,000,000 objects, including weapons, artillery, armored and motor vehicles, decorations, uniforms, flags,
  3. Kvadrat 500 - National Gallery3

    Kvadrat 500 - National Gallery

    Sofia
    Kvadrat 500 - National Gallery in Sofia is the largest building of the National Gallery. The museum holds a collection of over 42,000 art pieces by Bulgarian and international artists, of which around 1,700 are exhibited in in 28 rooms on four floors. The collection of Bulgarian art dates back to t
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  5. Sofia History Museum4

    Sofia History Museum

    Sofia
    The Sofia History Museum is housed in the former building of the Central Mineral Baths and is devoted to ethnography, archaeology, economy, and cultural life in Sofia and its region. The museum has a collection of around 120,000 objects, covering the period between 6th millennium BC up to the1940s,
  6. National Museum of Natural History5

    National Museum of Natural History

    Sofia
    The National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (NMNHS) is the first natural history museum on the Balkans and is devoted to the preservation of scientific collections of live and non-live nature. The museum consists of fifteen halls on four floors. The collection includes a Caroline parrot, a monk
  7. National History Museum6

    National History Museum

    Sofia
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  9. Museum of Socialist Art7

    Museum of Socialist Art

    Sofia
    The Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia is an art museum that covers the history of the communist era in Bulgaria. The museum holds and displays a collection of statues, busts, and paintings from the establishment of the People's Republic of Bulgaria to the fall of communism, roughly from 1944 to 1989.
  10. National Gallery - The Palace8

    National Gallery - The Palace

    Sofia
    National Gallery - The Palace is housed in the Royal Palace that was built after the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1878. The museum has temporary exhibitions of Bulgarian and foreign art on display.
  11. Earth and Man National Museum9

    Earth and Man National Museum

    Sofia
    The Earth and Man National Museum is a mineralogical museum in Sofia. The museum is housed in a historic building that was constructed at the end of the 19th century as part of the Sofia Arsenal complex. The Earth and Man National Museum is one of the biggest mineralogical museums in the world. Its
  12. National Ethnographic Museum10

    National Ethnographic Museum

    Sofia
    The National Ethnographic Museum in Sofia is housed in the former royal residence in Sofia. The museum holds a collection that includes costumes, goldsmithery, copper objects, agriculture, wood carvings, furniture, ceramics, fabrics and embroideries, carpets, ritual objects and foreign art.

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