Tourist information center of Veliko Tarnovo

Tourist information center of Veliko Tarnovo

Museum of Prison

The museum of prison is situated to the south of the Museum of the Bulgarian Revival and Constituent Assembly. It was built in the middle of the XIX th c. It worked as a prison to 1954.

The prison was built just in stones. There is a ground floor and two upper stories. There are two inner yards surrounded by high walls and some service buildings.

We could feel the real atmosphere in the restored cells where many famous revolutionaries were locked up and tortured. The instruments of torture are exposed there.

For group reservations: +35962 622 148 and +359887 659 829 or at


Veliko Tarnovo, 1 Saedinenie Sq

How to get here:

The following buses stop near the Museum 20, 40, 50, 110


+359 885 105 282, +359 62 638 841

Work hours

April-October: 9:00 - 17:30
November-March: 9:00 - 17:30
The visitors access is interrupt 30 minutes before the end of working time.


Sunday and Monday