Archaeological Museum Plovdiv

The Regional Archaeological Museum in Plovdiv (RAM - Plovdiv) is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Bulgaria. Officially opened in 1882, its development passes through the archaeological-numismatic cabinet until its final unification as the Archaeological Museum in 1920.


Initially, his collections contained a numismatic collection of 1500 coins, ethnographic and historical documents, church plates, printed books from the 17th and 18th centuries, three hundred icons and paintings by the famous Bulgarian artists Stanislav Dospevski, Tsanko Lavrenov, Ivan Lazarov, Nikolay Raynov, Zlatyu Boyadjiev and other.


The museum has one of the richest collections containing nearly 100,000 exhibits, works of human art and life related to the history of the Plovdiv region and the city of Plovdiv - heir to one of the largest and most significant ancient cities on the Balkan Peninsula - Philippopolis.