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Earth and Man National Museum

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Address: bul.Cherni vrah 4, Sofia 1421, Bulgaria
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+359 2 865 6639
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Should be otherwise known as museum of minerals and mining

Only knew of museum by being told - the title "Museum of earth and man" is misleading. It is worth a visit if only to view the vast collection of amethyst, quartz as well as... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Bude, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It place is gloomy and the lights were dim. The exhibits have not been updated and it has practically nothing written in english. Dusty and not maintained at all.

Thank Nancy J
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It seems like someone forgot this huge building somewhere in the 1970s . Dirty, dusty, disorganized and it seems like they mostly use it for events as a rent-a-hall. VERY SAD!!! Don't bother going there.

Thank ShalomMK
Bude, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Only knew of museum by being told - the title "Museum of earth and man" is misleading. It is worth a visit if only to view the vast collection of amethyst, quartz as well as most obscure minerals and semi-precious stones. There is a small shop but it is quite commercial, There are public toilets also, but no cafe or... More 

Thank simmosu
Varna, Bulgaria
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Located near NDK (NPC - National Palace of Culture), this Museum has a curios name, that I can only explain with the exhibition on the second floor where is the effect on peoples progress and usage of different minerals, otherwise it should have been called Museum of mineralogy. The rocks/minerals are amazing and vary in colour and shape, but the... More 

Thank Dimitar P
Brussels, Belgium
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1,078 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The collection of stones is not the best in the world but very good though. Very badly (or not) illuminated in this sovjet style museum that others would call "old charm" perhaps.

Thank Jurgen B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This museum has an amazing collection of huge crystals. All the displays are in Bulgarian, so I didn't really learn anything, but loved it anyway. Shame they don't have a gift shop selling little polished stones to,take home.

Thank John R
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271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

There are thousands of exhibits, but little labeling in English. There are a few posters presumably advising how the crystals were formed and where on earth they can be found however none of these are in English - a shame.

3 Thank Superhoopa
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Every kind of mineral known to man on display, along with some giant crystals.

1 Thank Janelle S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

From the name you would assume that this museum is something to do with the universe.In fact it is a museum of minerologyThere are hundreds of exhibits of different minerals with a minimum of explanation.the building was constructed in the 19th century.It doesnt look as if much was done to the building since it was built.There are a few english... More 

1 Thank wingate

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