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Museum of History, Silistra

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The historical museum, which is housed in the restored fortress of Silistra, has a fund of over 60,000 exhibits and preserves treasures not only of national, but also of world significance. In 1976, a ministerial decree declared the Archeological Reserve “Durostorum – Druster – Silistra”, within whose borders today are 90 percent of the territory of the modern city.

Unique exhibits can be seen in the expositions: a Roman stone sundial, a Roman sports helmet-mask with depicted griffins, grave finds of precious metals from different eras, a chariot – the burial of a noble Roman magistrate from the end of the III century.

And more – a statue of a Roman woman made in Durostorum, a gold ring of one of the first Christians, collections of jewelry from the III-IV and XIII-XIV centuries, seals of Bulgarian and Byzantine rulers and high aristocrats, gold jewelry, coin collections and treasures from the IV century BC to the 15th century AD, one of the largest collections of medieval crosses, original tools, costumes, kuker masks from the region and many other exhibits.

The most famous ancient monument of Durostorum in our country and abroad is undoubtedly the tomb with frescoes of a high dignitary – patrician Aetius, born here around 380, rose to consul and supreme commander, called by the ancient chroniclers “the last Roman”.

Work time:
Opening hours:
Summer opening hours (1 May – 30 September) from Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30 – 12.00 and 12.30 – 17.00
Holidays: Sunday and Monday

Winter opening hours (1 October – 30 April) from Monday to Friday: 9.30 – 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Holidays: Saturday and Sunday

Entrance fees:
Pupils, students, pensioners – BGN 1.
Adults – BGN 3.
Talk – BGN 6.

Address: St. “G. S. Rakovski” #24
Tel: +359 86 820 386

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