The Academician Yordan Ivanov Regional Historical Museum in Kyustendil was found in 1897. It is one of the oldest ones in Bulgaria and it has an extremely rich stock and collections from all historical periods.
The museum has the following sections: Archeology, Etnography, New and Most Contemporary History, Renaissance, Scientific Group, Funds, Workshop for Gonservation and Restoration, Photo Studio and Laboratory, Library and Science Archive, Publishing Point.
Archeological exposition – it is set up in the exposition hall of Asklepius. It includes exhibits from the whole region of Kyustendil. The presented exhibitions and their wide chronological frame give the visitor the opportunity to get information on the cultural-historical development of the region and to get deep back into the centuries – from 7th – 6th century BC till 14th century.
Numismatic Hall – it is set up in the exposition hall of Asklepius and presents a significant part of the museum’s numismatic wealth. The information given by the exhibited coins is complemented by the exposed maps and photos illustrating the coin circulation within the region of Kyustendil.