National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum
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Military MuseumsHistory Museums
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Nick P
Chatham, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Inexpensive. The museum itself is ridiculously cheap, and adding boarding the torpedo boat doesn’t cost much either. Some goods exhibits inside and out.
Written August 18, 2023
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Torinobaba
Godollo, Hungary1,337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We enjoyed the time here, outside it was mandatory to wear masks but outside no.
The outside part was more interesting for us than the inside museum as these 2 is totally 2 different style / thing. Plan to visit the outside exhibition also, so do not go there on rainy day.
The staff was kind and helpful.
Definitely worth the money to visit.
Written January 9, 2022
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Seda Aykut
Istanbul, Türkiye257 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
The museum is in the very beginning of the park. İt is not very big inside okey you can see some old objects.outside there is also garden with old navy subjects . Across there is medicine museum you must see this as well
Written October 30, 2021
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beradrian
Brasov, Romania226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The exhibition area is quite small, but you could find some interesting and unique artifacts. Unfortunately we couldn't get an English guide as it wasn't available on Monday.
Written July 7, 2021
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Well located in the Sea Garden, at the southern end, this is a small but perfectly arranged museum with many items on display and tons of information about the history of Bulgarian Navy (and a small room about the merchant shipping).
You may choose to visit the museum itself, its indoor and outdoor exhibitions, or to visit the torpedo boat "Drazki" as well for which you will have to pay an extra 1 €. On board "Drazki", there is access to the wardroom and the officers' quarters and the forward torpedo compartment where are some plaques with some explanations and old photos.
The outdoor exhibition consists of, except "Drazki" and another fast torpedo boat, plenty anchors of different types from various ships, some found in Bulgarian coastal waters; ship's guns and such of shore battery; large collection of sea mines; 2 helicopters used in the Navy; etc. But probably the most valuable exhibit, displayed on a separate platform, is the yacht "Cor Caroli" with which Captain Georgi Georgiev circumnavigated the globe in 1976/77 and his achievement was recorded in the Book of World Records "Guinness" in 1982 as the shortest for yachts.
The indoor exhibition is displayed in several rooms on the 2 floors of the museum in sort of a chronological order - ship's bow figures and other stuff from ancient sailing vessels found in the Black Sea, items and machinery from the first ships of the Bulgarian Navy, various paraphernalia of famous sailors and commanders of the Navy, old and modern uniforms, plenty of information boards in Bulgarian and English, models of naval and cargo vessels and so on.
I may say this museum is simply unique for the scale of the Bulgarian Navy and shipping in general, compared to those of countries with much longer standing Navies.
A visit to the Naval Museum would be of great interest to every boy and man for sure!
Written June 8, 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
From the outside, the museum is very interesting, although relatively small. Unfortunately we could not enter, but a lot of military equipment was visible. I think they have a big exhibition of sea mines.
Written August 5, 2020
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Djh612
Greater London, UK120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
With a collection of small naval boats and two helicopters this museum tells some of the story of Bulgaria's naval history. Inside exhibits include dioramas and naval uniforms.
Written October 22, 2019
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Trip_Reviews
Bulgaria5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
It turned out that Bulgaria have a rich history when it comes to seacraft. I was amazed by the full sized vessels equipment and gear preserved and gathered right next to the center. For me it was very interesting to be able to touch and get inside the exhibits. I strongly suggest to check it out if as it is close to lots of other attractions and it just haves tons of things to see.
Written October 3, 2019
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AKC60
Reigate, UK81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The museum is a bit all over the place... but in an understandable way, I suppose. The history of Bulgaria means there's lots to say about its maritime past but there's not always been continuity - most recently its Soviet rule. The museum picks its way around all this quite diplomatically while adding a sense drama.
It's good fun - getting into a real submarine! - but it's lacking a coherent narrative. Don't let that put you off - it's fun and cheap and a good way to pass an hour.
Written September 29, 2019
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Bagus
Ljubljana, Slovenia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
The museum is small but packed with naval history. The museum has a very nice layout. The upper floors are hot but there is some air conditioning :) I think everyone can find something interesting for himself. And the best part was that one can go inside the torpedo boat and play "a marine" :)
And yes you can take pictures.
Written September 13, 2019
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