National Anthropological Museum


Prof. Svetlozara PETKOVA, PhD
☎ 979 2311

Head of museum exposition
Assoc. Prof. Atanas Zhivkov Katsarov, MD, PhD
☎ 979 23 40

Scientific staff of the National Anthropological Museum (NAM)

Assoc. Prof. Atanas Zhivkov Katsarov, MD, PhD
Editor, Chief Assistant Maria Grozdanova Hristova - Penkova, PhD
Chief Assistant Rosen Gatsin, PhD
Historian Diana Ivanova Mitova
Archaeologist Vladislav Ivanov Todorov vladislavtodorov@abv.b
Fund guard Kaloyan Ivanov Vasilev

  • National Anthropological Museum acquired status in March 21, 2007. The exhibition presents in historical aspect, cultural practices relating to the manner of burial in various historical periods, and ritual healing effect left traces on the bones of people and physical types comprising the population inhabited Bulgarian lands during different epochs.

  • Museum includes exhibits from Prehistoric and Thracian civilization in our lands; the Medieval Bulgaria and from the second half of the XIX c. A. D. - the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival.

  • The museum exposition presents anthropological types of the people inhabited Bulgarian land from ancient times to the present days. Information about specific individuals- sex, age, race, height lifetime, pathology, treatment, ritual influence and plastic anthropological reconstruction of the soft tissues of the head by the skull, visualization images of people who lived in different epochs in Bulgarian lands.

  • Permanent exhibition of the museum is on address: "Tsarigradsko Shouse" 73, Sofia.
    Work time: Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00 h.
    Contacts: tel./fax. 028718373 Tel. 028704921
    Branch - Permanent exposition in IEMPAM- BAS, Sofia, "Acad. G. Bonchev" 25

    Entry - 6 lv.
    Students and soldiers - 4 lv.
    Entry for pensioners – 3 lv.
    Group students, children - 3 lv per visitor
    Family ticket (entrance and conversation) – 19 lv
    Family ticket (entrance without conversation) – 12 lv
    People with physical disabilities - free

    For tours in Bulgarian language groups with extra cost:
    - group of 5 visitors – 14 lv.
    - group of 5 to 10 visitors – 19 lv.
    - group over 10 visitors – 24 lv.
    For tours in English language are available at extra cost 30 lv.
    Every last Saturday of the month visits are free for all categories of visitors without lectures.