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National Museum of Military History

92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #9 of 64 attractions in Sofia
Type: Military Museums
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went there with some friends, they have a free area, that you can see and touch the 2nd world war tanks and aircraft without paying a penny. But also they have several expositions inside totally worth the money ~8 BGN per person. They have really cool and interesting machinery and there is a Bulgarian history exposition which gives you... More

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Sofia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great place for military lovers, especially the outside exhibition - you can see there almost every piece of military equipment that was used in the BG army, including ballistic missiles and jet fighters. The inside exhibition is also wonderful , showing all moments of our 1300+ years history.

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Wash, D.C.
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Easy 30 min walk from tourist area of Sofia and neighborhoods seem safe to walk through. Easy to navigate to from the Russian Army monument. Outside has tanks, planes and artillery from various years. Inside doesn't have the level of detail normally associated with a military museum but has English information and tracks the history of the Bulgarian military. Provides... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Quirky and interesting. Parts of it are boring to be honest but just rush past those. The best bits are the tanks etc outside - Russian and NATO.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Quite a nicely done museum in a dingy little neighborhood, but very well done. Sufficient English signage to make the history and displays come alive, and do a wonderful job of telling the history of Bulgaria. A large amount of military memorabilia, both inside and out. What to do with some of your old left-over stuff, I guess.

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Velika Gorica, Croatia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

a little hard to find, this 45 000 m2 (yes, 40000 m2 outdoor+ 5000 m2 indoor space) will leave you breathless... Everything you ever wanted to see + much more!

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Quebec, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This museum as so much to see, I have to say that we were very impressed about the way everything is displayed. Even if you are not a military enthusiast or do not know anything about Bulgaria military history, the place is fascinating. Starting with the backyard where you will find a huge variety of military vehicle, tanks, canon, helicopter,... More

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Samokov, Bulgaria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A nicely put together museum, lots to see in well looked after grounds. Entrance was a bit confusing but that may very well have been me!

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The place is amazing. Quite expensive (for Bulgaria) but taking a tour guide is worth it. It iv ery hard to reach with public transport. Take a cab.

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The museum displays and amazing array of weaponry and history of the military past of Bulgaria. With everything from Swords to flintlocks to antiaircraft arrays and scud missiles.

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