Historical Museum - Velingrad
Historical Museum of Velingrad was established in 1951, he succeeded the community center and school exhibitions. Several years after the museum was created, its status is changed to the museum "Vela Peeva", whose name it bears today the town. Wieliczka Peeva as was her whole name was a prominent figure of the partisan movement in our country during World War II. In 1991 the museum was transformed and he was returned to the status of the historical museum. Host of the museum is two-storey building built especially for this purpose. It has a spacious and practical rooms, which are over 17 thousand exhibits.
The main exhibits of the museum are "Memorial for Vela Peeva", here is traced the lives of courageous women became the patron of the city and "ethnographic" - this exhibition will acquaint you with the mores, culture and lives of the local population. Historical Museum consists of several departments: Archaeology, Modern and Contemporary History, Renaissance and Art Department. In which you can view the archaeological finds, household items, books from the very beginning of printing, icons, pictures and personal items of celebrities. The museum has a library, archive documentary and lecture hall, where lectures are held in Bulgarian, German and Russian .. Here you will find a souvenir stand and historical literature. Historical Museum is included in the German catalog "Museums of the World" published in Munich and is part of a hundred travel sites.