Neolithic Dwellings Museum
Neolithic Dwellings Museum information
Two 8000-year-old Stone Age houses are partially preserved in a secure and airtight environment at the Neolithic Dwellings Museum. These modest one-room homes were abandoned after a fire several millennia ago, making them among the Balkans’ best preserved neolithic dwellings.
Guided tours (5 lv per group, minimum of five people) are available, and are useful for distinguishing the doors, walls and chimneys from one another. Remains of handmade pottery used by the houses’ prehistoric residents exist. The Neolithic Dwellings: Stara Zagora booklet (2 lv), available at the museum, offers details.
The museum basement features exhibits of pottery, tools and jewellery from this and other excavations; nothing is labelled in English, so the tour and/or booklet are worthwhile. One of the strangest displays (here or anywhere) is the 6000-year-old headless hedgehog.
To find the museum enter the hospital gates, walk straight down about 100m and up the staircase; the museum is at the top.