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National Maritime Museum

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Address: Primorski Blvd 2, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Phone Number:
+359 52 633 015
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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One of the must see attractions in Varna city. We gladly visited during our stay in Saints Konstantin and Helena, we took a day to visit Varna and it was worthed. Interesting to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marius N
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the must see attractions in Varna city. We gladly visited during our stay in Saints Konstantin and Helena, we took a day to visit Varna and it was worthed. Interesting to see the ancient warships and helicopters, ammunition and mines. To bad that the interior was closed due to the holiday of Easter but we saw lot of... More 

Thank Marius N
Varna Province, Bulgaria
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

It is a different museum with its unique story and objects. If you are keen on maritime history you definitely should visit it. You can see also old ship head decorations, uniforms of seamen and officers, ship collection of the naval and the commercial fleet in various periods, maritime flags, torpedoes, optical devices of lighthouses from the Bulgarian shores, medals,... More 

Thank Kalina I
Varna, Bulgaria
1 review
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The museum is not so big and impressive, but interesting for people interested by marine history. Especially the last existing torpedo boat in the world.

Thank VeselinNikolov
Varna, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 25, 2017

You love the ships and the recent war history this is the place for you...you will see the battle ships helicopters and submarine from the 1st and second Mondial wars...the submarine is also available for the visit inside

Thank mimikun
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

It is a small museum but that should be expected of small naval country, Some articles you would expect from a small Eastern European naval country but others are unusually large for the purpose they were intended for. Unfortunately a number of the outside displays are just becoming remnants of a scrap yard. Still if you pass by it may... More 

Thank Gordon G
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89 reviews
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

A nice place to spend a morning, although not impressive, just good if you are there and you want to spend sometime doing something different than walking along beachside

Thank Santi C
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Don't bother to go. There are better 'nautical sights' on the nearby beach!! lol A collection of scrap displayed in an open museum.

Thank John A
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable place to visit but due to the lack of a developed sea history it cannot be expected for people to be impressed on a global scale, it is however rather appropriate for an individual person to learn something.

Thank Ivelin M
Aosta, Italy
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13 reviews
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Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Small but very nice, it brings you through the history of the Bulgarian Navy and its important port of Varna from ancient greeks to the end of cold war and nowadays. Recommended

Thank Mauro L
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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Learned a lot. There is much to be seen, lots of history. Has this romantic sense of battle and the sea. Loved it. Going again definitely

Thank Radoslava B

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