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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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Great selection of artefacts

I have visited many museums in Bulgaria, and I think this is the best of the lot. There is large outdoor display of military hardware which is all well labelled in Bulgarian and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited many museums in Bulgaria, and I think this is the best of the lot. There is large outdoor display of military hardware which is all well labelled in Bulgarian and English (if a little time-worn in places). The kids will love all these items as much as the adults - even if, like us, they are ex-military.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My friends and I visited here as we thought it might be interesting to have a look at the different vehicles used currently and previous wars. We had a great time! Then as we were leaving we realised we hadn't seen half of the exhibits! There were a whole lot more behind the building which we didn't know about -... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Boring. This is what communism does to people. No profit needs to be made and that is obvious. Boyana church is near.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Despite signs saying that you can buy tickets until 5pm and that it is open until 6pm - they will try and turn you away, and warn you that it will actually close at 5.30pm And as others have mentioned - expect a secret police style escort (at times just a couple of metres away from you) as you walk... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The museum has a huge outdoor exhibition with a lot of military equipment, trucks, tanks and aircrafts. The indoor part is also very interesting and large. There are signs in English and it is highly recommended. The only negative part is that there is no café in the museum. It is easy to walk back to the centre from the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

maybe the best modern designed museum in Sofia , with special place for small children to interact , beautiful park full of different military vehicles ready to be used,

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is not near most of the other sights, but it is worth the short trip. They have an extensive outdoor collection of tanks, planes, and other large military equipment. Inside is mostly art and artifacts from WWI and various other Bulgarian conflicts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I really enjoyed this museum. I couldn't give it 5 stars for two reasons. First, the lady at the ticket counter spoke exactly zero English, which is no problem until you have a question. I wanted to know about the audioguide so I tried pointing to the "English audio guide: 2 lv" line in the price list (in both English... More 

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This wonderful museum is situated in a very nice and quiet neighbourhood just a walking distance away from city center. It is very big and spacious and covers all periods of the history of the country.I really like how the first floor starts with ancient history and as you climb up you get to the modern day times.There is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This museum is worth a visit; it's not often you get to see ballistic missiles, tanks and fighter aircraft up close! If you are into this sort of thing it is obviously worth visiting but even if you are not you'll probably still enjoy it. The site is a little out of the cenre but it is walkable, or just... More 

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