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National Museum of Military History

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Address: 92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 2 946 1805
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A treasury for Military enthusiasts.

Unfortunately it was snowing and -14 when we visited the Museum. All the tanks, missiles, aircraft parked outside were covered with snow but still it is a breathtaking sight. One... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ronaldellul
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately it was snowing and -14 when we visited the Museum. All the tanks, missiles, aircraft parked outside were covered with snow but still it is a breathtaking sight. One can only imagine its' beauty during warmer weather conditions. Museum has extensive grounds and loads of 'live' exhibits and one must also visit the interior exhibits which are overflowing with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Lots of big toys.!! They have Tanks , helicopters, artillery, etcetera I..!! Those outdoors. Indoor exhibit mainly history and soldiers 'uniforms & firearms..! Exciting place

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Thank GoldFish W
Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. The collections are extensive , the museum is modern, there are some interactive sites. I highly recomend it.

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Thank tripadvis8r
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours viewing the museum in November. There was a lot to see and there is personnel at each floor willing to give you more detailed information about the items and events.

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Thank Tania2805
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Outside there are the german and russian military equipment. It's quite interesting to stand next to MIG jets and Scud missiles but it's even better inside, where over 4 floors of bulgarian history is displayed and explained.

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Thank Stephen N
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

If you want to know the history (as perceived by an Eastern European country especially the Balkans) go to their Military History museum. This one is one of the best I have visited. In fact this was the second visit.

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Thank kingofhma
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

How cool would it be to look out of your window onto the museum full of planes, tanks and other types of military paraphernalia! Free attraction worth the interesting 30 min walk from the city centre.

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Thank Ok_Kid75
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a large museum about a 20 minute walk from central Sofia. It has a large collection of tanks, artillery, aircraft and other military vehicles outside on the property. Some of them I have never seen before. The museum itself has three floors of the chronological history of wars Bulgaria has had, given they have several neighboring countries it... More 

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Thank ConstantTraveller74
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A superb collection of military hardware, uniforms and decorations, from ancient times all the way to today. Interesting to see all the Soviet era stuff

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Thank David T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

If you have at least 2-hours, visit this Museum. Both outdoors and indoors will eat your time easily. Overwhelmingly Rich selection of anything military you can think of from 19-20th centuries related to the turbulent Balkan history. Surprisingly we saw many paintings - like an art museum within the history museum! The outside exhibit is fascinating also, so plan on... More 

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