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National Museum of Military History

92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #6 of 65 attractions in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Check opening times, as it is only open for part of the week. I am an aviation buff, so it was like being in a toyshop. Helpful staff, and english spoken

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Rome, Italy
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a must see for anybody interested in Bulgarian history. Don't let the name deceive you. True is the garden is a yard of old soviet era military hardware (which would be anyway interesting in itself) but the inside of the main building is a very well organised and maintained series of halls taking the visitor through the history... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was quite disappointed with the museums in Bulgaria. This one was a clear exception. In this well-taken-care-of museum I was (finally) able to get a glance on Bulgaria's History. Mainly due to its permanent conflicts. Rich in objects, details, explanations and even in fake scenarios. The outside of the buildings is filled with pieces of artillery, aircrafts, tanks and... More

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Sofia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place to visit with kids. Many tanks, vehicles and more. We spent good and interesting time there...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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9 reviews 9 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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