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Museum of History, Vidin

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The Historical Museum is one of the oldest scientific and cultural institutes in Vidin, an important socially significant center for storage, scientific processing and popularization of cultural and historical values.

The beginning of museum work in the Vidin region dates back to 1910, when the Archaeological Society was founded and the first museum collection was organized. After the wars of the mid-20s of the 20th century, the archaeological society “Bononia” activated its collecting activities and, under the leadership of the teacher Vasil Atanasov, arranged an exhibition of mainly numismatic materials and Bulgarian needlework in the building of the old Turkish post office.

The place of the Vidin Museum in the national museum network has been confirmed by its successes in the construction of the museum expositions, the structuring of the departments and the achievements in the scientific research area. The library fund of the museum, numbering over 4,600 volumes, serves both museum specialists and many institutions, citizens, students and pupils.

Qualified museum specialists – historians and philologists – take care of the museum funds, which store more than 63 thousand exhibits.

Work time:
Summer opening hours: 9.00-12.00 13.00-17.00
Saturday/Sunday: 9.30-17.00

Winter opening hours: 9.00-12.00 13.00-17.00
Saturday/Sunday: 10.00- 5.00 p.m.

Entrance fees:
Regular ticket: BGN 5.
Reduced: for students and pensioners: BGN 3.
Family ticket: BGN 10. Lecture: BGN 20.00.
Individual combined two-day ticket for three museum sites: BGN 12.

3700 Vidin 13 “Tsar Simeon the Great” street
tel. 094/ 601710 – director
tel. 094/ 601707 – editors

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