Earth and Man National Museum

The Earth and Man National Museum is a mineralogical museum in the centre of Sofia
The Earth and Man National Museum is a mineralogical museum in the centre of Sofia

The Earth and Man National Museum (romanized Natsionalen muzey „Zemyata i horata“) is a mineralogical museum in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

It was founded on 30 December 1985 and opened for visitors on 19 June 1987. The museum is situated in a reconstructed and adapted historic building with an area of 4 000 m² constructed in the end of the 19th century (1896-1898). It has a number of exhibition halls, stock premises, laboratories, a video room and a conference room. In addition to natural minerals, it also displays man-made ceramics prepared by Bulgarian scientists.

Apart from its permanent expositions related to mineral diversity, the museum also often hosts expositions connected with various other topics as well as concerts.






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