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National Museum of Military History

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Address: ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
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+359 2 946 1805
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Go and se IF you like military history

Make sure that you have time to visit this museum If you like military history, it's a large museum. It is located close to a shopping mall (Serdika Center), if someone of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure that you have time to visit this museum If you like military history, it's a large museum. It is located close to a shopping mall (Serdika Center), if someone of the family or friends want to so something different during your visit at the museum. The shopping mall also give you great possibilities to eat after your visit.

Thank Pia H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I visited here in Feb 2017. It's a mixture of indoor and outdoor exhibits. The outdoor covers a whole range of jet fighters, helicopters, tanks and missiles. The indoors are all sorts of uniforms, guns, swords etc. It's an eastern european version of the Royal Armouries. It was very cheap and I found it very interesting. Allow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a great stop while in Sofia. The grounds are covered in war machines from through the ages, from planes to rockets to cannons and tanks... There is an indoor display as well which tells Bulgaria's military history through the ages and has a collection of weapons, uniforms and artefacts! Although it doesn't follow the best and is... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Its hard to know where to begin as this museum experience was far superior to any I have ever experienced - and that comes from someone with barely moderate interest in Military history - that being said my family very interested, especially teenage sons. The museum begins as you go through the gates with every conceivable tank, airplane, rocket, carrier... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

As an aviation enthusiast and lover of history, this museum scratched all my itches. The displays vary in terms of quality of upkeep, with quite a few looking somewhat beaten up, but to me this was the distinctive attraction of the outdoor museum. If you're interested in Cold War instruments of war, particularly of Russian design, this place is for... More 

Thank Lorenzo A
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The museum is one of the largest ones in Europe and has a very extensive collection of military vehicles, flags and weapons. Definitely should be on everyone's itinerary!

Thank Filip M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Not the easiest museum to get to but worth the effort if you like military hardware. I took a taxi from my hotel as it was 50 minute walk although only 25 minute walk back to Cathedral. Museum is absolutely packed with planes, guns, tanks and historical weaponry. I was absorbed by all the large equipment positioned in the garden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The museum is very impressive. It has a huge outdoor exhibition, with Tanks, fighter aircrafts, cannons and large collection of ballistic missiles. Inside the building they have different exhibitions for each war, starting from the 19th century. Of course the World War 1 and World War 2 are more interesting. Additionally they have very big collection of rifles, guns and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Interesting and encompassing collection of tanks, fighters, missiles and ancillary equipment, available in open air and with clear although essential russian and english descriptions. Inside the building the history and the development of the Bulgarian army, a nice collections of objects spanning over two centuries. Definitely it's worth the visit. Take a taxi to get there, and be ready to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum today and as it was the last Wednesday of the month entry was free, result. Take a taxi to the museum from central Sofia 5Lev (£2.50) and it's a cheap morning trip. There is s sign on that gate that says no photography but I took pictures of everything and had no problems, just be a little... More 

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