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Natural History Museum – Cherni Osam Village

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The village of Cherni Osam is located on the river of the same name at the foot of the Troyan Balkan, 13 km from Troyan and 2 km from the Troyan Monastery. The natural history museum was founded in 1956 by an inspired patriot – the local biology teacher Ilia Iliev, who together with his students began collecting and dissecting birds and mammals characteristic of this region, to use them to illustrate his lessons. Twenty years later, in 1976, the extremely rich collection was arranged in a purpose-built building, which since 1992 has had the status of a natural history museum.

Today, more than 700 exhibits are displayed in the three halls of the museum, and one can really see representatives of all animal species inhabiting the Middle Stara Planina: wolf, brown bear, red deer, roe deer, wild boar, golden eagle – the emblem of the Black Eight. On the second floor there are diorama showcases, which, through the photos of the environmentalist writer Docho Neshkov, recreate the environment inhabited by these animal species. The museum is one of the places visited by students from all over the country on their field trips and an experimental base for science classes.

Work time:
From Monday to Sunday 08.00 – 17.00 h.

Entrance fees:
Students and pensioners – BGN 2.00 Adults – BGN 3.00 Family ticket – BGN 8.00

Group visits:
Groups of children, students and pensioners over 20 people – BGN 1.00 / person
Groups of adults over 20 people – BGN 1.50/person
Visiting the museum is free for: Children up to 7 years old People with disabilities Companions of people with disabilities Representatives of other museums All visitors, every last Wednesday of the month

Address: Cherni Osam village, Troyan municipality, 132 “Stara planina” street
Tel: +359 6962 2371

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