Tuesday − Saturday
9:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:30
Closed on Sunday and Monday
20, Armeyska Street
Tel.: 042 622 109
There is a parking space on the west side of the museum. There is a "Neolithic Dwellings Museum" sign close to its entrance.
Adults − 5 BGN
Senior − 2 BGN
Children and students − 1 BGN
Groups of 10 or more − 4 BGN
Visitors with disabilities − no fee
Special combined passes for adults and children:
Adults − 3 BGN
Children (age 8 and over) − 1 BGN
Children (age 7 and under) − no fee
Museum guides speaking Bulgarian, English and Russian as well as a souvenir stand are available.
Lecture in Bulgarian − 10 BGN
Specialized lecture (on a specific topic) − 15 BGN
Lecture in English or Russian − 20 BGN
The Neolithic dwellings are one of the mandatory stops for tourists in Stara Zagora. The museum takes its visitors back in time more than eight thousand years. It tells stories and shows artifacts related to the daily life and the faith of the local prehistoric settlers.
You can find the most well preserved house in Europe dating 6 000 years B.C. at the Neolithic Dwellings Museum. The building is seven meters high and it is constructed with poles driven into the ground interlaced with wooden sticks. It was covered in a mixture of mud and straws. Three families lived in the house and left behind them furnaces, granaries, manual grinders and pottery covered with various designs.
The dwellers' votive altars are well preserved and they testify to the prehistoric people's rites and worship rituals. The representations of their gods were ceramic columns whose tops were ramified resembling the horns of a bull.
Discover one of Europe's best-preserved expositions of people of Antiquity and learn more about their lives!
THE MUSEUM IS ONE OF THE 100 TOURIST SITES OF BULGARIA