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National Museum of Military History

92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #3 of 65 attractions in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Hands down the biggest collection of military equipment I've ever seen. Some really rare things as well, very complete and we appreciated that everything was translated in English. A must see !

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In my opinion, Boyana Church is the only other attraction that is as much worth seeing as this museum. It has a great range of military equipment from WWII and later - both Soviet and German. This museum should appeal to both military equipment enthusiasts (the courtyards are full of war machines) and those interested in Bulgarian history - there... More

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UK
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Worth a visit for anyone, would no doubt be lapped up by military/history enthusiasts, whilst even appreciated by kids in awe of the impressive range of vehicles and machinery. I wish I'd been a little more familiar with Bulgarian history before visiting, but a very well presented museum with an excellent range of equipment (from arrowheads to aeroplanes), paintings, maps... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I though they did a nice job showing buglarian military and political history with a focus on the 1800-1918 (pre-world war one period). This was helping in understanding the fist balkan war, the second balkan war and then world war I. The museum is not very modern in its approach to exhibits. I was reading books and visiting other museums... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A great place to learn about Bulgarian history, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! The attraction covers over 2000 years on Bulgarian history, right to the modern day. All the information is displayed in English too (very useful!). An amazing display of military equipment and machinery, fighter jets, guns, helicopters and vehicles. An excellent visit!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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