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National Museum of Military History

Address: 92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 2 946 1805
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Ranked #6 of 59 Attractions in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

From military machines of all types...missiles to migs ..from helicopter gunships to heavy weight tanks..then a four storey tour of the history of Bulgaria from the start to the present day with brilliant exhibits and all for 12lev admission..great value and a good way to understand bulgaria

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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I decided to buy the ticket that included everything in the museum. We were not disappointed. It took us about 2 hours to get through the entire museum. There was a lot of history to learn and the artifacts to go with it. It's incredible how much they have to include in the museum. I'm not the... More

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Serres, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Being a fan of aviation, I had to visit this museum while in Sofia. Among the exhibits are MiG-15, -19, -21s and -23s both single and double seaters. Also there's a German Tornado and an L-29 trainer. The heli collection includes a Mi-4 a Mi-8 and an awesome Mi-24! As for the "non-aviation" exhibits and collections, are very impressive for... More

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Zakynthos, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

only for those really into it. nice collection small and big. from WWI tank (smaller then current family sedan) to airplanes and missiles an extensive part of the exhibition cover Bulgarian history. takes 3-4 hours well worth it

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Anyone interested in Bulgarian military history should visit here. Amazing collection of firearms and good labelling. Also interesting display of Soviet era heavy weaponry

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Stockholm, Sweden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This museum has a huge collection of airplanes, medals, uniforms, weapons and everything else related to the military. The collection reflects the entire history of the military in Bulgaria, of course including the time when the country was a part of the Soviet Union. If you are even remotely interested in history and/or warfare - you have you visit this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
85 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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