Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad Province

Regional History Museum

Regional Historical Museum – Blagoevgrad is a cultural, scientific and educational institution with more than half a century of history. Since its inception in 1952, the museum has vigorously pursued its mission of preserving, studying and promoting the millennial history and the everlasting beauty of the Pirin region. Located in the Varosha quarter, near the church “Vavedenie Bogorodichno” and together with them is the object of the National Movement “Know Bulgaria – 100 national tourist sites”. The exhibition area of RHM-Blagoevgrad is spread on four levels and shows the natural wealth, the archaeological, historical and ethnographic heritage of the Blagoevgrad region, as well as the struggles for educational, ecclesiastical and political independence of the Bulgarian population in the region. Biodiversity in the Pirin region is represented by scientific collections of rocks and minerals, protected and rare examples of nature – endemic plants, vertebrates and invertebrates.

The museum preserves outstanding cultural values from the period of the Bulgarian revival, among which special place is: the first printed edition of “Istoria Slavyanobulgarska” from 1844; “Nedelnik” of Sophronii  Vrachanski from 1868; valuable documentary material, including 24 letters from Gotse Delchev; personal belongings and documents of the fighters of the national liberation movement.

The magic of Bulgarian folk art reflects in the rich ethnographic treasury of the museum – collections of fabrics, costumes, ceramics, metal and wood from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 19th century.

Adress: Varosha Street Rila 1, Blagoevgrad

Schedule: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 18:00

                       Saturday - Sunday: 09:30 - 18:00

Phone: 073 885.370

E-mail: rimbld@gmail.com