The regional historical museum in Pleven investigates, studies, represents, preserves and popularize the monuments of culture, the natural gifts, the flora and the fauna in Pleven county, where significant archeological sites are discovered - the Roman town Ulpia Esxus near by the village of Gigen, the fortress Storgozia, near by Pleven from the late Medieval and the early Bizantian period, the Medieval Bulgarian fortress in Nikopol.
As an organization the museum is a common historical one with a nature and scientific department. The following major special and servicing departments are included in its structure: Archeology, History of Bulgaria XV-XIX century, Contemporary and most contemporary history, Ethnography, Nature, funds and scientific archive, Public relations, Studio for restoration and conservation, Photo laboratory, Library.
The museum and museum funds are situated in a imposing two-floor building - monument of culture of national importance, with a total area of about 7000 sq.m. and a park with an open exposition on a area of 37 decares. The basic museum fund includes more than 180 000 museum units. The specialized library of the museum disposes with more than 10 000 volumes of scientific literature and periodicals.
Since 1976 together with the museums in Vratsa, Vidin and Montana, Pleven museum has participated in the publishing of the annual issue "Information for the museums in North-West Bulgaria", 27 volumes of which are printed up to the present moment.
Regional historical museum
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