Държавен архив – Шумен

  • Durzhaven arhiv - Shumen
  • State Archive in Shumen


18 Tsar Kaloyan Street


+359 54 877597 – reading room
+359 54 875338 – head of division


The Shumen State Archive was created in 1952 as a division of the County directorate of the Ministry of Interior, Shumen. After 1961, it was subordinated to the People’s County Council of Shumen and, in 1988, was incorporated within the structure of the Municipality of Shumen. In 1992, it passed under the direct governance of the General Department of Archives at the Council of Ministers. In 1978, it received the status of a directorate, but in 2010 it was reformed a became a division of the Regional State Archives of Varna Directorate.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Shumen State Archive is a division within the Regional State Archives of Varna Directorate. It manages the selection, acquisition, registration, processing, preservation and provision for use of the documents identified for permanent storage, which come from the district administration, the municipalities of the Shumen region, the territorial structures of the state bodies and other state and municipal institutions, organisations and important figures of local significance. The archive is also responsible for scientific and methodological guidance and control of the organisation, preservation and use of documents in the archival services.


The archive has a reading room and a library.

Archival and Other Holdings

As of January 2018, the archive contained 3,569 archival collections (237,800 archival units).

Opening Times

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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