National Polytechnic Museum

Националният политехнически музей

The National Museum of Polytechnic preserves over 22 000 exhibits distributed in separate collections: time-measurement, transport, photo and cinema technique, optics, sound-tracking and sound-reproduction, radio and TV, calculation technique, musical mechanisms, geodesic instruments, measurement technique, household technique, sewing machines, type-writers, physical appliances, communication technique. At the museum are preserved precious evidences, related to the life and scientific activity of eminent personalities of Bulgarian science and technique, interesting separate products, etc. The scientific archive includes over 2000 archive units. The museum possesses video-archive, cinema-archive, photo-archive, a reference apparatus of history of science and technics, personal archives, specialized library-reading room with over 12 000 books and periodical issues, a collection of works of art with technical topic, cartographic works.

At the permanent exhibition on an area of more then 1 000 square meters only 1 000 objects of the rich fundus are on display. Collections and separate units are presented in other museums and museum collections. Interest inspired the permanent exhibitions "The beginning – 120 years of Bulgarian communications" at the lobby of Central Post / jointly with the Committee of Posts and Communications", "The Radio in Bulgaria", and "Let’s record and hear the sounds" at the Faculty of Journalism and mass communications and "History of training in astronomy" at the Observatory of Astronomy at Sofia University. Restored automobile "Ford" and other exhibits of the museum are present in the permanent exhibition of the representation office of "Ford" for Bulgaria – Ford Moto Phoe.

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