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National Museum of Military History

92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
+ 359 2/946 1805
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Ranked #4 of 67 Attractions in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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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 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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17 reviews 17 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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126 helpful votes 126 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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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