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Address: 5, Bratya Obretenovi str., Ruse, Bulgaria

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One of the few museums in this field

One of the few transport museums. Rousse was the town where the first railway of Bulgaria has been built. Unfortunately, like all museums in Bulgaria, the budget is poor and this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Lilian C
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

One of the few transport museums. Rousse was the town where the first railway of Bulgaria has been built. Unfortunately, like all museums in Bulgaria, the budget is poor and this reflects on the quality. Also for the specific museum, to go there is almost dangerous - the park, the alleys, the stairs to go down to the museum...are in... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I liked tha fact this was a pretty old museum set up. They clearly do not have much money but with what they have there is plenty to see. Worth an hour or two of your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Bulgaria's National Transport Museum is located in the old Ruse train station, the nation's first, which was built in 1866 at the urging of the people who owned the Orient Express. The purpose was to get the train to Varna on the Black Sea coast, from whence the passengers would take a ferry down the coast to Istanbul, thereby shortening... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The CFR has tried to gather its historical artifacts and momentos. Many interesting and historical model trains as well as a sizeable and operating model railway.

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Bucharest, Romania
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84 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

From my childhoold I love to make trip by train and the small and sound of steam locomotives never I forget. And now still working in Romania some Steam locomotives in mountains regions but many beautiful exemplares are in this Museum. Every child must see them, not only to discover their beauty but to appreciate the evolution of engineering in... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Take a look at the old rail cars. The tsar Simeon REAL rail car is there DO NOT MISS. The entrance is about 5 EUROs

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Sussex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This is a lovely little museum. When we arrived the door was locked and we had to ring for entry. We had the museum all to ourselves and were shown round by a friendly, knowledgeable and English-speaking guide. The museum is only small but has an intersting selection of old trains including the royal trains of the Ottoman Sultan and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

An interesting place to visit, whether you like old transport or not. There is a small entry fee, and you may get asked for a few leva for a photographic permit too. The rail exhibits have changed several times between our visits (see http://www.phoenixwebhosting.co.uk/bgtm/index.html) but there's a good mix of steam, more modern locos and carriages. Don't forget to visit... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon. Rang bell on door as prompted and was greeted by friendly Bulgarian lady who showed us around the museum and it's exhibits. She was very good at explaining everything, especially in English! The museum had some steam trains and old carriages which were totally amazing! We were able to get inside the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

On a hot May afternoon we turned up and rang the bell (appointments not necessary). The guide came down and let us in and showed us round with limited but easily enough English language skills. The old station is interesting with clear display (though captions are all in Bulgarian.). The whole tour is very hands-on, so we were able to... More 

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