National history museum is Bulgaria’s largest museum, founded on 5 May 1973 and its first representative exposition was opened in 1984 to commemorate 1300 years of Bulgarian history.
National history museum was moved to a former governmental residence in 2000 and currently stores and owns over 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine arts, history and ethnography, although only 10% of them are permanently exhibited.
In 2000, the National history museum shifted to a new location – Home 1 in the former Boyana residence, where on 10 November, 1989 the last communist leader was removed from power.
The National Historical Museum disposes of a cloakroom, a buffet, a museum library and a souvenir shop, also offering professional conservation and restoration of historical monuments, authenticity investigations and expert valuation.
The museum’s director is the historian Dr. Bozhidar Dimitrov.
The National Museum of History in Sofia is one of the largest history museums on the Balkans and the largest archaeological and historical archive.
The Museum collections are its greatest treasure. They comprise materials from Prehistoric ages till our days.