Rousse Regional Historical Museum

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The Regional History Museum in the city of Ruse develops its activities in the regions of Ruse, Razgrad and Silistra, Bulgaria.

The Ruse Museum was founded in 1904. It is based on the archaeological collections of Karel and Hermengild Shkorpil and the naturalist Vasil Kovachev, which were collected in the Ruse Male High School "Knyaz Boris". In 1937, the School Museum Collection became the City Museum under the management of the municipality, and was housed in one of the halls of the Revenue Building. In 1949, the museum was nationalized under the name of the People's Museum. In 1952, it received the status of a District Museum, and from July 2000 it was transformed into a Regional Museum. Since 2007, the museum's permanent exhibition has been housed in the District Administration building, built in 1882-1892 by arch. Friedrich Grünanger. The original plan was for the building to be used as a residence for Prince Alexander I of Battenberg, which is why it is still called the Battenberg Palace.

Institutionally, the Regional History Museum in Ruse unites the expositions of the History Museum, the Pantheon of the Revivalists, the House Museum "Urban Life of Ruse" (known as the House of Calliope), the House Museum "Zachary Stoyanov", the House Museum "Toma Kurdzhiev", as well as three outdoor expositions: Ivanovo rock churches, the medieval city of Cherven, the Roman fortress of Sexaginta Prista.