Two years have passed since the favourite museum of the Burgas children was closed for major renovation. The cultural monument building, which hosts the Natural History Exposition of RHM Burgas, was completely renovated with a project totalling BGN 240,439.
The repairs included complete roof replacement, renovation and repainting of the facade with all decorative elements, building drainage to protect the building from underground water, replacing the overall electrical installation, and old lighting with energy-saving. A new fire alarm system was built to maximally protect the cultural assets stored in the museum's funds. For the comfort of the visitors and the curators, the thermal insulation of the external walls was installed and the old window frames were replaced with new ones of high quality.
In 2017 a complete renovation of the museum showcases was carried out following modern concept for better preservation of the exhibits and their presentation. The exhibition received new images and bilingual texts. The emphasis on the mineral richness and biodiversity of the Southern Black Sea coast is preserved, but the exhibits are complemented by 4 modern screens with many pictures and additional information.
One of the surprises will be a new showcase that draws visitors from the door, especially the smaller ones. It presents the four species of mammals found in the Black Sea - dolphins and a seal. On the ground floor, dedicated to minerals, a diorama is made showing how the crystals are formed and growing underground. It is built with the calcite drus which are found in the already closed Burgas copper mines. That's why these unique natural specimens can only be seen in museums.
The official opening of the renovated Natural History Museum (30, K.Kotinov Str.) is on Monday - 19 March 2018, from 13:00. All curious visitors will be able to view the museum exposition from 13:30 to 17:00 with free admission.
The historical exposition of RHM Burgas will be closed for visitors on March 14, 2018 (Wednesday).
We will be expecting you again the next day - March 15, 2018 (Thursday) at the museum's regular working hours from 9:00 to 17:00.
Some of the most valuable finds discovered during the archaeological researches at the Aquae Calidae complex will leave the Treasure Hall of the Regional Museum in Burgas and will return there. On March 16th (Friday) at 3:30 pm the archaeologists Prof. Dimcho Momchilov and Miroslav Klasnakov will take us back to the past, telling about the findings of the last season and about the thousands of coins found in this region over the years.
The educational program of RHM-Burgas continues this Friday, March 16, with the lecture "Lazar's Day - Tradition and Modernity". Author is Plamena Kirova - Chief Curator of the Ethnographic Exposition.
Lazarovden is the most cheerful, the most poetic and the most popular Bulgarian folk custom. One week before Easter, the the young maidens put up garments, wrapped willow twigs, and ... walk around the houses. In Burgas region, due to the presence of several ethnographic groups, the Lazarovden is varied and colorful, as are the variegated maiden costumes. This year, the celebration Lazarovden is on March 31 (Saturday) and will be celebrated traditionally in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum.
The public lectures are every Friday at 16.00 hours in the Exhibition Hall of the Historical Museum in Burgas (31 Lermontov Str. - entrance from Georgi Kirkov Str.).
The entrance fee for the lectures is preferential. The price for adults is 2 leva and for students and pensioners - 1 leva.
We return to the tradition to honour it, and because the old world is in its own way ordered, interesting and somewhat romantic. Today, theoretically and technically, it's easy to meet or get in touch with someone, but it's not the same thing.
Make your first date at the Ethnographic Museum - a different place from the hectic everyday life taken by the shining screens. Coming into the museum halls, you are isolated from the gray world and the outside noise, you will cross to another time, wrapped in the sacraments of the days before the Internet and the computers.
Come every Wednesday to a "date" from 15:00 to 17:00! Anyone who decides to come alone with the intention to meet will visit the Ethnographic Museum (Burgas, 69 Slavyanska St.) for free.
The guest exhibition "What your bride were you, Mommy?" presents how the bridal tradition of Bulgarians changed in the 20th century. The official opening is on March 1, 2018, at 17:00, at the Ethnographic Museum of RHM Burgas, located behind the church "St. St. Cyril and Methodius".
The exposition follows the tendencies in the bridal fashion during the 20th century, represented by bridal wear, wedding accessories, church plate and pictures collected by citizens of Dimitrovgrad. As in the middle of the last century people from more than 900 Bulgarian villages settled in the city, in practice the exhibition presents objects from all over the country.
The oldest bridal dress is from the beginning of the 20th century - a wedding dress with woolen top from 1915, combined with the traditional red veil and bridal wreath, and the newest is from 1999. The title of the exhibition is inspired by the poem of Pavel Matev "Letter to Mum", upon whose text Emil Dimitrov performs his unique song.
The exhibition from the Historical Museum of Dimitrovgrad will remain in Burgas until 14 May 2018.
In connection with the preparation of a new exhibition, RHM - Burgas organised a campaign for collection of evening ladies' dresses and formal men's suits worn in the 30s to the 80s of the 20th century. The aim is to present in fuller and more colourful way the life in Burgas city in the past.
The museum specialists appeal to all citizens of Burgas, who keep their official clothes and photos from that time, and are willing to provide them, to come to the Ethnographic Museum of Burgas, 69 Slavyanska Str.