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Salt Museum, Pomorie

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In Pomorie, the ancient Anchialo, sea salt has been mined since time immemorial. According to Bulgarian historians, the salt pans existed even before the founding of the city – around the 5th century BC. Until the 1930s, sea salt in Bulgaria
it was mined only in Pomorie.

In the past, salt was rare and in some places had the value of gold. Therefore, the Anchial salt pans were the subject of disputes and wars. The museum in Pomorie is the only museum in Bulgaria and the Balkans specialized in the production of salt by solar evaporation of seawater. It was opened on September 7, 2002. It was created with the financial support of the European Union through the “Far” program. Located in the old town area. The museum presents the ancient Anchia technology for the production of sea salt. It consists of an exhibition hall and 25 decares of operating saltworks. It has a unique collection of photographs from the turn of the last century, old topographical maps, models and authentic solar equipment and tools. The museum’s saltworks produce salt in the same way as it was done in ancient times. Visitors can see “live” all the technological operations, talk to the solar workers, feel the authentic atmosphere of the past.

Work time:
Winter opening hours:
September 15-June 15 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 16:00 Closed Saturday, Sunday

Summer opening hours:
June 15 – September 15 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 18:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Entrance fees:
Adults – BGN 3.
Children – BGN 2.

– BGN 4 Students/ pensioners
– BGN 2 Family ticket
– BGN 8 Children up to 7 years and people with disabilities
– free Package price for tourists:
– for visiting 3 sites: Municipal History Museum;
Salt Museum and Dome Tomb – adults – BGN 8 – Students/ pensioners – BGN 5
– Family ticket – BGN 15 for visiting 2 sites:
Municipal History Museum and Salt Museum / or Dome Tomb
– adults – BGN 6
– Students/ pensioners – BGN 3
Fee for talks:
– in Bulgarian in 1 site / for groups of up to 5 people/
– 10 BGN – in Bulgarian in 1 site / for groups of more than 5 people/
– 20 BGN – thematic after prior request
– 15 BGN – talk in Russian for the Municipal History Museum – after prior request
– BGN 20 Filming of museum exhibits:
– for amateur video and photo shooting
– BGN 5 – professional filming – BGN 100

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