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Museum “New History of Varna” /1878-1944/


The New History of Varna Museum was established in 1969. Its new exhibition was inaugurated on November 22, 1991. The exhibition is situated in three rooms and it reveals the city development as a port, as a cultural, commercial, industrial and medical centre during the period 1878-1939.
On the first floor main crafts typical for the region are displayed: cotton growing, metalwork, but also the construction of a new port, the development of the navigation and the shipbuilding, the first loom from 1902, а printing press from the end of the 19th Century, with documents and models of the first boats and ships. А slithery, dressmaking and tailoring shop, shoemaker’s atelier, farm implements and machines are restored, with printing, weaving and brewing.
The transformation of Varna into an international resort and a summer capital of the Bulgarian culture is shown on the second floor. The cards, the beach articles, the old swimming suits are very interesting. There is an exhibition of original photos of ancient buildings, plans and maps of Varna, musical instruments, etc.
On the third floor one can be absorbed in the specific atmosphere of the city house and the life after the Liberation. There are presented also, a hotel room from the Hotel London (now the Grand Hotel Musala Palace). There is an eating-house Uncle Mityu's Café, a pastry shop, a hat shop, a toy shop and a lawyer’s and insurance offices, a photographer’s atelier, and the first bookshop in Varna. You can have your photo taken sitting behind the major’s desk.

Contacts:

3 ”8 November” Str.
tel: +359 632 677

Opening times:

May - October: 10:00 - 17:00; Closed on Mondays
November- April: 10:00 - 17:00; Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

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