The Puppet Museum was opened in 1985. The exposition contains about 140 theatre puppets, elements and decors. After a period of interruption from 1990 to 2002 the artist Tsvetana Vekova rearranged the exposition.

Unique puppets made by Georgi Saravanov (founder of the theatre) welcome us first. After that their younger colleagues from 24 emblematical performances (1952-2002) join the exciting parade. Their medals and distinctions are put in three show cases. The exposition twists the creative efforts of authors, directors, actors, artists, and constructors. Different techniques, styles and trends in this free genre of applied art had been followed. Also the creative hand of leading Bulgarian stage designers like the architect Ivan Tsonev, Maia Petrova, Lubomir Tsakev, Maia Kuzova, Anna Pulieva, Angel Nedelchev, Kosta Ortodoksov, Petia Stoikova, Encho Avramov, Vasil Rokomanov etc.

Puppet Museum of Varna was presented on a special exhibition at the Festival in Tolosa, Spain in 1994;at the17thUNIMA Congress and World Puppetry Festival in Budapest, Hungary in 1996; at the International Puppet Festival in Subotica, Serbia in 2005.

The tour is accompanied by an interesting lecture(booked in advance) and it enriches the theatre culture of audience.

Puppet Museum

5, Sheynovo street
Varna, Bulgaria
tel: +359 52 608 172
mob. +359 885 12 40 12
e-mail:[email protected]

Working hour

Working hours:

Tuesday to Friday - from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday - 10.00 am  to  1.00 pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday








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