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National Museum of Natural History

Attraction type: Museums & Galleries
Phone: 00359 (2) 988 28 94
Email: contact@nmnhs.com

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNHS) has a history of more than one hundred and twenty years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula

The National Museum of Natural History is the only national institution directly engaged with the preservation of scientific collections of live and non-live nature from Bulgaria and the world. The study of biodiversity, environmental protection and the evolution of organisms are the museum’s major priorities. Consequently, the main task of The National Museum of Natural History is the all-around study of the fauna, flora, fossils, minerals and rocks of Bulgaria and other countries. It develops the following scientific areas: taxonomy, faunistics, zoogeography and ecology of arachnids, myriapods, insects and all classes of vertebrates; taxonomy of fossil mammals, birds and brachiopods; floristics; mineralogy. Some of the areas have priority as a result of which The National Museum of Natural History has become the national centre of biospeleology, archaeozoology and palaeontology of vertebrates and of bat studies. Insect studies are also highly developed.

There are many ways to reach the National Museum of Natural History. The building of the museum is on a walking distance of several subway, bus, trolley bus and tramway stops.

Serdika or Sofia University stop

Bus lines
9, 94, 280, 306 — Sofia University stop

Trolley bus
line 9 at St. Alexander Nevski Square stop
lines 1, 2, 4, 11 Sofia University stop

line 20 National Opera stop