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National Museum of Transport and Communication

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

The museum is quit small, but it is nice to see the old royal trains. The guide is very nice and explains in English about the trains. She made the visit worth while.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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English first
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The museum is quit small, but it is nice to see the old royal trains. The guide is very nice and explains in English about the trains. She made the visit worth while.

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Ruse Province, Bulgaria
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is the only museum of that kind in the country... Here you will find old rail locomotives unfortunately no longer in use...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Your entrance to the museum actually entitles you to a personal tour, including descriptions of the history and former use of each of the trains on display, some of which are over 100 years old. The only unfortunate thing is that the whole tour only takes about a half hour. That said, there isn't much to do in Ruse and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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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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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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