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National Polytechnic Museum, Sofia

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The halls of the museum display over 1,000 exhibits covering the following topics: time measurement, mechanisms, engines, transport, photo and cinematography, musical mechanisms, sound recording and sound reproduction, communication technology, computing technology, typewriters, sewing machines, household appliances, radio and television.

Among them stand out: the telescope of Dr. Peter Beron, the ampoule with the first germanium crystals obtained by the discoverer of germanium Cl. Winkler, a phonograph manufactured by Edison’s company, clocks from the royal palace, a collection of miner’s lamps, the first instruments used in the accurate time service at the Astronomical Observatory, the camera with which the first television broadcast was made in Bulgaria, the first Bulgarian electric organ, the first Bulgarian space apparatus, the Bulgarian space greenhouse, old cars and motorcycles and many others.

FUNDS AND SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVE The National Polytechnic Museum stores over 22,000 objects and documentary evidence related to the development of technology in the Bulgarian lands, a collection of artistic works with technical themes, materials on the activities of prominent figures of Bulgarian science and technology. The museum also owns the first hydroelectric power plant in Bulgaria, declared a monument of technical culture – HPP “Pancharevo”, built in 1900. The scientific archive of the museum includes over 2,000 archival units, video and film archive.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: PHYSICS – in an attractive and non-standard way fundamental laws in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, oscillations and waves are demonstrated FUN SCIENCE – for children aged 9 to 13 – a playful mix of experiment and entertainment with the sole purpose of provoking children’s curiosity, motivating children to answer the question themselves “How does the world work?” SCIENCE WORKSHOP – mastering basic laws of nature through experiments and making interesting working models

Work time:
Monday – Saturday: 9.00 – 17.00 (the box office is open until 16.30) Day off: Sunday Note: On Saturdays, talks and demonstrations are only made for groups of more than 10 people and upon prior request at least 2 days in advance.
Entrance fees:
Regular ticket – BGN 10.
Children from 4 to 6 years old – BGN 3.
Pupils and students – BGN 5. Pensioners – BGN 5.
For school groups over 10 people – BGN 3.
Family ticket – BGN 20 (maximum 2 adults with up to 3 children)
children up to 3 years old (inclusive),
people with special needs (with 1 companion) – free entry
ICOM members – free entry

Overview talk – BGN 30
Adapted for children and students – BGN 25
Conversation-game “Detective in the museum” (for children up to grade V) – BGN 30.
Overview (in English) – BGN 40. Adapted for children and students (in English/Spanish) – BGN 35.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS / DEMONSTRATIONS Number of participants Price Up to 10 participants – BGN 35.
From 11 to 25 participants – BGN 40. Up to 10 participants (in English/Spanish language) – BGN 40.
From 11 to 25 participants (in English/Spanish language) – BGN 50.

Textile printing – 10 BGN per participant (number of participants – from 5 to 10)
Water and equipment – BGN 7 per participant (number of participants – from 8 to 20)

1303 Sofia 66 Opalchenska St. (between Tsar Simeon St. and Slivnitsa Blvd., opposite BILLA SUPERMARKET and OMV gas station)
Information and requests:
phone: 02 931 80 18, 02 832 40 62, 02 831 30 04 fax: 02 931 40 36

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