Town history museum is one of the oldest scientific and cultural institutions in Vidin, important society centre engaged in keeping, scientific processing and popularizing the cultural and historic values.
The foundations of the museum activity in Vidin region were laid in 1910 when the Archaeological Society was established and the first museum collection was arranged. When the wars from the mid 20-ties of the 20th century were over Bononia Archaeological Society activated its collecting activity and under the guidance of the teacher Vasil Atanasov arranged an exposition of numismatic materials and Bulgarian embroideries in the old Turkish post-office building.
Vidin history museum has strengthened its positions in the national museum network by its successfully arranged museum expositions, structuring of the departments and achievements in the science and research domain.
The museums boasts a well built-up and complete structure corresponding to its general history profile:
The library fond of the museum has over 4600 volumes and serves the museum experts as well as many citizens, students, etc.
Highly qualified staff - historians and philologists take care of the museum funds, preserving over 63 thousand exhibits.