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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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Sense of Bulgarian army history

Although Bulgaria is small this museum contains good collection of weapons that were part of Bulgaria's army history. The museum is excellent for families with kids even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
George_Rusev
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Although Bulgaria is small this museum contains good collection of weapons that were part of Bulgaria's army history. The museum is excellent for families with kids even girls. You can spend there 1-2 hrs or if you want to can certainly spend more (but probably without kids)

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Gabrovo, Bulgaria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited the museum in 4th April this year. It impressed me very much - the building is modern, all facilities are modern, the exposition halls are spacious. There is much to be learnt and seen from the expositions. I strongky recommend visiting that museum, you'll not be disappointed. The only one thing that did not appeal to me was... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Me and my dad were going a lot of times there when I was younger.There are plenty of remarkable facilities.It's very interesting and instructive.You should visit this place if you didn't yet.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Although we did not expect too much, the museum turned out to be impressive. One of the best organized museums in Bulgaria so far - it's renovated, clean, exhibits are organized and represented very well. Lights are good (unlike in other museums in Sofia and Bulgaria in general). There is children tour, museum shop (a small one). The spirit of... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Visited the gardens of the.museum full of military relics of the cold war during a sunny Saturday, definitely fascinating

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great - Especially if you're used to western museums. Some of the outdoor displays are not in good shape (mostly aircraft)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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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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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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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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