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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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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Arinamiteva
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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
146 helpful votes 146 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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