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Make your museum selfie and win one-year subscription to visit our expositions
Tuesday, 17 Jan 2017 - Global

For the third consecutive year museums from all over the world unite again for the initiative MuseumSelfie Day. In 2016 it was January 20, but in 2017, it is Wednesday, January 18.

Due to the interest in this playful initiative, Regional Historical Museum Burgas (RHM Burgas) will award the authors of the most attractive museum selfies with an annual coupon for free visit to the expositions.

To join in the initiative:

1. you need a phone or camera (for the advanced users);

2. visit exposition of RHM Burgas in the period January 18 to 21, where you can make a selfie with the your favourite exhibit;

3. upload it to the social networks #MuseumSelfieBurgas and #MuseumSelfie;

4. send it to us with name and phone for participation to our e-mail:

Regional Historical Museum Burgas provokes the citizens of Burgas to show in a photo their original snowman
Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 - Global

2017 began with atypical for Burgas and the region, heavy snowfall and already a second week the Bulgarian southern coast is covered with thick white blanket. In this cold weather the Burgas Museum provokes everyone to show their winter good mood and capture in a photo their favorite moment in the company of a snowman. Photos can be submitted between January 11 to 31 to the museum email address for the photo contest "Burgas snowmen".

The prizes for the first three places will be in cash and the outstanding prize will be a coupon for an annual subscription to visit the museum exhibitions in the city. Winners will be determined by online voting at the Facebook page of Regional Historical Museum Burgas. The competition will end with an exhibition of participants in mid-February, when the winners will be announced.

Competition requirements:
Advisable photo size 2000x1500px;
anyone can enter a maximum of two photos;
the photographs must be accompanied by the name, surname and contact telephone number;
There are no restrictions on the age of the participants.
The deadline for the contest is January 31, 2017, and photographs should be sent to the email address:

In the first week of January 2017 Burgas Museum will be open only upon request
Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 - Global

The museum expositions in Burgas will be closed in the period from 24.12.2016 until 01.09.2017.

We wish you wonderful holidays and Happy New Year!

In the period from 03.01.2017 until 01.07.2017, the museum will be open upon request for groups over 10 people.
Contact telephone: 00359 56 820 344

RHM Burgas is among the nominees in the campaign of StandardNews "Wonders of Bulgaria" 2016
Saturday, 17 Dec 2016 - Global

Vote for the nomination of Regional Historical Museum Burgas in category "Museum", part of the campaign of StandardNews "Wonders of Bulgaria" 2016.

If you wish to support the Burgas archaeological site Aqua Calidae in category "Discovery", vote at:

To vote for Rusokastro fortress in category "Discovery":

The vote requires confirmation!

The final award ceremony for 2016 will be held at the National History Museum. It will be aired live at TV Channel 3 on December 19 (Monday) 2016 between 18.00 and 20.00 hours.

Konstantin Petkanov and his industrious and moral Thracians
Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 - Historical Museum

On the eve of St. Nicholas Day, the Ethnographic Museum presented a new exhibition. It is dedicated to the thousands of Bulgarians from Thrace, Macedonia and Asia Minor displaced from their homes and forced to take on a bitter time as refugees. The dimension of this phenomenon, collected only in one sentence, became leitmotif of the exhibition: "The storm came with terrible force, uproot centuries-old Bulgarian families in Thrace and scatter around the free mother Bulgaria." These influential words belong to the writer Konstantin Petkanov, born on this date (12.12), who we want to pay deserved tribute today.

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The exhibition "Live tropical butterflies" was nominated in the category "Innovation" of the Ministry of Tourism awards
Friday, 09 Dec 2016 - Natural-History Museum

The attractive exhibition "Live tropical butterflies" of Regional Historical Museum Burgas is among the finalists in the category "Innovation" of the first annual awards of Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism. From today anyone can support it by voting online at

In 2016, due to the building renovation of the Natural history museum, the exhibition was moved to Expo center Flora in the Sea Garden of Burgas, where it was visited by over 10,000 people in only two months. The live exhibition of tropical butterflies is already recognized as a hallmark of Natural history museum of Burgas, regardless of where it is organized.

The expositions of RHM Burgas will be open on Monday, December 5
Friday, 02 Dec 2016 - Global

In connection with the festive St. Nicolas Day program of Municipality Burgas, the expositions of RHM Burgas will be opened on 5 and 6 December 2016 - Monday and Tuesday.

Preparation of exhibitions and St. Nicholas' day meal, the expositions will not work with visitors on 3 and 4 December 2016.

With two exhibitions Burgas Regional History Museum will participate in this years St. Nicholas' day program of Burgas Municipality
Friday, 02 Dec 2016 - Global

At 11.30 h., on 5 December (Monday), in the Ethnographic museum (ul. Slavyanska 69) will hosted the exhibition "Bulgarian refugees in our memory". Some of the exhibits - costumes and decorations will be presented in review with live models - students from School "Acad. Nicolas Obreshkov "Burgas.

The Ethnographic Museum of Burgas celebrates its 35 anniversary!
Friday, 25 Nov 2016 - Ethnographical Museum

On November 25, 1981 the Ethnographic museum of Burgas was officially opened in Brakalov house, at 69 Slavyanska St. Since then passed thousands of visitors from around the world to discover dozens of exhibitions presenting the attractive customs, holidays and rituals...

Successfully completed excavations of the fortress Rusokastro ин 2016
Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 - Archeological Museum

Archaeologists uncovered more than 50 meters from the main bulwark of the fort, and many movable finds - coins, copper decoration with a lion images, arrows, battle ax, gilt buttons and many others.

The regular archaeological excavations of the fortress Rusokastro in 2016 ended. For 3 months the archaeologists from Burgas Museum Milen Nikolov and Dorothea Gyurdzhiyska, along with workers from the local villages Zidarovo, Zhelyazovo and Rusokastro revealed more than 50 meters from the main bulwark of the fort. Besides them were discovered many other, previously unknown elements of the fortification - three towers and two walls. Two of the towers are from the VI c. AD, and the third is from the end of the XII c. - beg. of the XIII century. The newly discovered walls are also from different eras. The first is medieval and was built between the two towers flanking the main entrance of the fortress. It is 3.45 meters wide, built carefully with well hewn stones and thick mortar. The other wall is from the VI century, made of stone blocks cemented with a large quantity of mortar.

During the excavations nearly 40 m of the medieval path were cleared. At several places there are marks from ruts and grooves on the rocks left by the wheels of medieval oxcarts.
The archaeologists found many movable finds - coins, copper application with a lion image, arrows, battle ax, gilt buttons and many others. Discovered was also a gold coin of the emperor Andronicus III.
Field conservation of the archaeological site was carried out after the excavation. The next task is to undertake architectural planning of conservation and restoration works as well as exhibition of the finds from 2016.

The studies were funded by Municipality Kameno, Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and with the help of the National History Museum in Sofia.

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