The Retro Museum In Varna
The Retro Museum In Varna
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
On an area of 4000 square meters, you can find more than 50 restored cars, manufactured between 1943 and 1989 from the socialist era.We also have 27 wax figures of ideologists, revolutionaries and national artists such as Todor Zhivkov, Leonid Brezhnev, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Erich Honecker, Nicolae Ceausescu, Gustav Husak, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Stalin, Lenin, Vysotsky, and others.
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Roy C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The museum itself is really good. many older cars in better condition than when they left the factory. The paint finishes really are stunning.

We spent over an hour and really liked it.

Wear a jacket in the winter as it is set on one level of the car park, so no heating!

They do a deal on the wax museum, some are better than others in that part, but its "half price" if you are visiting the museum anyway.
Written February 1, 2022
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Julian B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
Excellent museum the quality of the exhibits is remarkable ,. The cars and bikes look better than new . Cheap entry price when I was there two years ago it was quiet less.than 10 people deserves to be more popular . Located.in the main shopping mall on a level of the parking garage it's a good concept that would work in other locations .
Written November 18, 2020
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Oguzcav
Tekirdag, Türkiye109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The place was well organized despite the fact that there were thousands of exhibits. you can watch and remember for hours for every item. We spent about an hour. It was cold inside. Every item shows you the past, near history and you will ask, where were we and where we are. The wax museum was also very good. I will bring more friends and family here, especially the older ones to show the marks of near past.
Written March 18, 2023
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Nick P
Chatham, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
It’s in the Grand Mall, but well signposted when you get in the shopping centre. There is much old stuff (bottles, cigarette packets, toys, vacuum cleaners, watches, cameras etc etc) that it’s staggering. And all displayed beautifully. Plus cars so shiny they must be polished daily. My partner and I are advancing in years. She grew up in Poland and I’m English, but despite the fact much of the stuff appears to have been what was available in Bulgaria, there was plenty that we remembered or that was similar to what we owed in the 60’s and 70’s, so a good trip down memory lane. And the waxworks were entertaining too. One of the star attractions in Varna.
Written August 17, 2023
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262Blondy
Lagos, Nigeria476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I was nicely surprised from the large collection of all varieties of different items. From the bars of soaps, vacuum cleaners and radios to cars as “Chaika”. Everything from 1944 to 1989 years (the communist time). Ive got a nostalgic flash back. Really enjoyed. For the kids-I don’t think they understand anything. They’re not familiar with anything in the exibition. But next to it, it’s the wax figures museum (about 65 different figures like Messi, Ariana Grande, Todor Zivkov, etc. Separate tickets for both museums. Discount for kids/students/pensioners. Adult tickets less than 10$. Cards are acceptable.
Written August 19, 2020
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Anna Hristova
Varna, Bulgaria119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
This Museum is located in the popular shopping Mall in Varna.Lots of Memorabilia from cars, bikes, toys, cameras, telephones all from a retro era. Was really nice, there was pieces which bring back memories from my chilhood! Well done to the one who made this
Written July 25, 2016
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Lili G
Sofia, Bulgaria118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
This place is purely astonishing as it gives almost a full picture of what used to be truly valuable for the people who lived under Socialism. It would be great if you could have a local person with you and see his or her reaction to items that were part of their household, of their games, of their family traditions. This is not an exhibition with some randomly picked items - this is like a treasury of lives. Naturally, people from the Eastern Block would be more emotional but everyone can learn something there.
You should spare at least hour and a half - you should understand how valuable all items were not long ago.
Written November 2, 2018
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C K
Rotterdam, The Netherlands87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Wow, a museum where Stalin and Lenin are everywhere. The sexy Soviet cars, 0-60 in 3 minutes, CCCR/USSR manufactured goods with the busts of the great communist legend from soap to dishes. Soviet manufactured toys, every child had back then in the Eastern Bloc. Loved this place, took a few hours.
Written October 16, 2018
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Kamen N
Sofia, Bulgaria40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
This is definitely a must see museum. The experience was like a travel back in time. Especially if you are a retro car fan you can find a very rich collection of old cars from the communist block, all in perfect condition a looking like a on a car show. The collection however also includes a lot of everyday items from that time that were used not only in Bulgaria, but in all communist countries - old TVs, radios, cameras, etc. Signs with communist slogans on the walls are also very interesting, but if you don't speak Bulgarian you'll need someone to translate them for you.
Written September 26, 2016
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NataliaK
Tel Aviv, Israel60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Very nostalgic museum to people who born in 1970-1980 in eastern europe. Must to people who born in Russia/ Ukraine. many things from 1970-1980 ~ little museum- 40 min- 1 hour to spend
Written December 3, 2019
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