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National Museum of Military History

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Address: ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 2 946 1805
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need to see a large collection?

When you enter the front gate, the tone is directly set tanks aeroplanes. and this is just a teaser because there is so much more to see . not only more tanks and aeroplanes but a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jean C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you enter the front gate, the tone is directly set tanks aeroplanes. and this is just a teaser because there is so much more to see . not only more tanks and aeroplanes but a large collection of weapons ,uniforms, medals but historyfacts are very good displayed. If it is a hot day and need to cooldown then this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a great example of military museums. The museum has a large outdoor area with past and present military hardware e.g. SCUD-missiles, BTR60, BMP-1, T-52, T-72, various cannons pioneer tools etc. In addition there's 4 floors of indoor exhibitions show casing the regions history starting from 2000 years ago all the way until Bulgaria joining NATO.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This museum is the highlight of my visit to Sofia. The vast collection would easily cover double the area. The most complete warfare collection in Europe, from the dawn of history. With ample English description of each exhibit. Taxi from downtown costs 6 Leva. Ticket for the entire exhibition costs 12 L. They were kind to call a taxi for... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

You have to take the tram (No. 20) to get to the National Museum of Military History but it is certainly worth the effort. This is an absolute must see. The parkland outside is covered with planes, tanks, field guns and other military paraphernalia. The three or four Soviet T34 tanks from the Second World War were my favourite! Inside,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Come for the aircraft and weaponry surrounding the building, stay for the detailed Bulgarian history inside. The only turn-off...being followed once inside...it was a tad weird.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

As a bit of a military enthusiast I was eager to see this museum as they have some unique vehicles and artifacts, One thing that is annoying (And is the same everywhere we went in Bulgaria) is that you are not allowed to take photos of anything. Some of the outside vehicles and aircraft need to be better protected from... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

You can learn a lot from that museum. Very informative and interesting, I recommend this for everyone.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Clean. Good toilets the thing I did not like was being followed. It made me uneasy. But appart from that it was good. Oh the cafe was shut

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Quite good and interesting military museum. Most of displayed stuff needs some restauration, but is still quite informative. Ok location, near the Serdika mall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

So this place really has it all. You can learn about the history of Bulgaria, the uprising in the world wars and true accounts from people. Not just that but there are military vehicles you can touch and look in awe at how incredible they are. Slightly gutted you were not allowed to take pictures though, this was one massive... More 

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