Every year Bulgaria takes part in the European night of museums. More than 50 museums and galleries in the whole country open their doors free of charge for the event. It is held normally on the Saturday closest to the International Museum Day which is the 18 May. During the whole day you can visit as much museums as you can and discover the rich Bulgarian culture and traditions.
The good news is that some museums host other “free admission days” on monthly or annual basis:
Architectural and Museum Reserve “Tsarevets”, Veliko Turnovo:
November-March: 9:00 – 17:00
Free admission days: Every last Thursday of the month
National history museum, Sofia:
April – October: 9:30 – 18:00
November to March: 9:00 – 17:30
Free admission days: Every last Monday of the month
The National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia:
May-October: 10 am-6.00 pm (open every day)
November-April: 10 am-5.00 pm (closed on Monday)
Free admission days: Last Sunday of the month
Muzeiko (children’s museum), Sofia – not free but much cheaper than usual!
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Every second Sunday of the month –2 leva entrance
(Regular price Adult – 10 leva; Children – 6 leva)
Museum of History “Iskra”, Museum of Roses, Kazanlak tomb – Kazanlak
Museum of History “Iskra” – every day from 9:00 to 18:00
Museum of Roses – every day from 9:00 to 18:00
Kazanlak tomb – every day from 9:00 to 17:30
For all of them free admission: Every last Monday of the month.
Regional History Museum, Plovdiv
Winter working time: Monday – Friday: 8.30-12.00 and 12.30-17.00
Day off: Sunday.
Summer working hours: Monday – Friday: 9.30-12.00 and 12.30-18.00
Day off – Sunday.
Free admission days: every first Thursday of the month.
Regional Historical Museum, Burgas
Winter (1 October – 31 May):
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00-17:00
Sunday and Monday: upon request
Summer (1 June – 30 September):
Monday to Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Free admission days:
– every Monday from 10:00 – 16:00 (only for students!)
– 3rd of March – for all
– 6th of December – for all
Museum “House of Humor and Satire” , Gabrovo
Winter (1 November – 31 March)
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 – 18:00
Day off: Monday
Summer ( 1 April – 31 October)
Every day : 9:00 – 18:00
Free admission day: 1st April