The expositions of Regional Historical Museum Burgas will switch to summer working time from June 1 (Wednesday). Until September 30 they will be open every day from 10:00 to 19:00 without a break.
Only the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 K. Fotinov St.) will remain closed until the end of the year due to renovation activities.
Two gold rings from the XIV century will be exhibited from June 1, 2016 in the exposition of tourist complex "Aquae Calidae". The unique artifacts were found during cleaning of the mineral spring in the Burgas district Vetren during 1910-1911. They represent 23-carat gold ring-stamps with which their owners - aristocrats from the highest ranks in Byzantium and the Bulgarian kingdom were stamping their correspondence. These elite findings are evidence of the life-dynamic and importance of Aquae Calidae Thermopolis during the Middle Ages.
The Archaeological Museum in Burgas offers visitors to mint themselves a coin using the ancient method for it with a special matrix, hammer and anvil.
Handmade coin is an original souvenir which approximates closest to the coins minted by the ancient Romans. On the heads (obverse) is the Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D), who for 13 years in the ancient city of Aquae Calidae he organized games dedicated to the Three nymphs - guardians of the mineral springs, whose image can be seen on the reverse of the coin.
For the convenience of tourists every coin minted in the Archaeological Museum (Burgas, ul. Bogoridi 21), is accompanied by a certificate in which the museum specialists enter the name of the coin master. It ensures that the souvenir does not represent a cultural monument and can be exported outside Bulgaria.
On 21 May Regional Historical Museum Burgas participated this year once again in the European Night of Museums with a rich program including the opening of three visiting exhibitions - "The Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" and "The Lukovit treasure" in the Archaeological Museum and "How the wood comes to life" at the Ethnographic Museum.
The Historical Museum was presented their newest permanent exhibition "Wall of letters. Written signs from the Antiquity."
So far the Burgas museums were never honored by so many visitors on their holiday. In this year's Night of Museums the three expositions of Burgas Museum welcomed almost 6700 people. For comparison, in 2015, with opened four exhibitions, the visitors were just over 8,000.
On May 14, the exhibition "Memories of the Greater Bulgaria: The Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" arrived at the Archaeological Museum in Burgas, expecting its opening on May 21, Saturday, from 18:00.
The treasure includes royal scepter, riton, utensils, belt connectors, etc. - part of 800 objects, found more than one hundred years ago near the Ukrainian village of Malaya Pereshchepina. The total weight of the treasure at the moment of finding was 75 kg, of which 50 kg were silver and 25 kg - pure gold.
On May 13, 2016 in the Parliament of Republic of Bulgaria, a work-meeting was held on the subject "Museums and education." Among the participators was the director of RHM Burgas - Mr. Milen Nikolov.
The meeting analyzed the current status of the connection museums-school. Clarified were the main problems that hinder the museum to be fully utilized as an entity actively involved in the education of the younger generation.
On May 12, 2016, the exhibition "Mirror Time: feminine beauty through the ages" was presented in the Vault of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum. The exhibition offers close look in to many elite jewellery that are used in our land as addition to the female costume from the time of the Thracians up to the eighteenth century: rings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, etc. Presented are mostly objects of gold and silver. Regional Historical Museum Burgas participates with elite exhibits from its collection.
The exhibition was opened by Ms. Polina Karastoyanova - Chairman of the Committee on Culture and Media at the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bonnie Petrunova - deputy Minister of Culture and Assoc. Prof. Hristo Popov - Deputy Director of NAIM-BAS.
On the last day of the Week of Europe - May 14 (Saturday), organized by the District Information Centre, RHM Burgas awarded for the fifth time the Cup of Natural History Museum. The competition was attended by six teams from four schools. The main topic on which students competed this year was "Migration of birds." The theoretical part of the competition consisted of 16 questions that teams had to answer correct. Students demonstrated knowledge on which birds travel the longest migrations or what is the record height at which birds fly, which is the International Convention for protection of the migratory bird species and who was the first scientist to describe their migration. The second part of the competition was practical. Within an hour the teams sought migratory birds that are found in the Sea Garden of Burgas. For orientation served the information boards with texts for the species of birds, trees and monuments on four points in the Sea Garden.