Archeological museum - Silistra

The Archaeological Museum - Silistra is located  in a building (cultural monument) built between 1923 and 1926 as a branch of the Romanian National Bank in the town. Since 1990 the Archeological Exposition of The Regional Museum of History -Silistra is located there. The exhibition covers an area of 400 square meters and includes monuments from prehistoric, ancient and medieval times.

The prehistoric collection contains unique exhibits, such as the treasure of copper axes and adzes  from the V millennium BC, the treasure of bronze sickles and axes dating to II millennium BC.

SITE MEANING

Silistra is an institution with a long tradition in the preservation, keeping and study of ancient material culture in the region. Specialists from the Museum annually conduct rescue or planned archaeological studies in the Town of Silistra and the whole Silistra region.

Thracian Period

The Thracian period is represented by monuments found in the town and nearby settlements such as the Thracian helmet, Herakleia amphorae, utensils  and objects  from the necropolis near the Village of Ishirkovo.

Roman Times

The Roman period  is represented by remarkable monuments related to the daily life of the military and civilian population of Durostorum. Impressive are the Roman funeral helmet- mask with griffins depicted, the ceremonial cavalry helmet, the chariot with its rich plastic decoration, the swords with precious stones and gold ornaments. The exposition is complemented by statues of Roman emperors, citizens of Durostorum and gods.

Unique with the scene presented on it is the sundial with the image of Orpheus. The fully preserved tomb statue of a young Roman woman of  Pudicitia type (modest, innocent) is emblematic.

The exposition includes rich and various exhibits from the medieval Drastar, the most important center in the Northeastern territories of the Bulgarian state after Pliska and Preslav, as well as from the fortresses around it. Among them are a column of Khan Omurtag, the seals of the Bulgarian and Byzantine rulers and dignitaries, a gilded belt of a Drastar aristocrat, gold earrings with a Terter monogram, and one of the largest collections of medieval crosses from  X-XIII centuries.

Especially  attractive are the copy of the Roman chariot from III century and the layout of the medieval Drastar.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

The Museum is not accessible to people with disabilities. Shooting is allowed.
Work Time

Summer Work Time
(May 1  – September 30 )
Tuesday - Saturday
9.30 – 12.00  o’clock
12.30 – 17.00 o’clock
Closed: Sunday and Monday
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Winter Work Time
(October 1  –  April 30 )
Monday –Friday
9.30 – 12.00  o’clock
12.30 – 17.00 o’clock
Closed: Sunday and Monday


Prices

Pupils, students, pensioners – 1 BGN
Adults – 2 BGN
Discourse  – 6 BGN
Guide:  086/822 075, 0879 20 31 80

Contact us
74  Simeon Veliki Street
7500 Silistra
086/ 822 075, 0879 20 31 80

museumsilistra@abv.bg

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