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Address: Bratya Obretenovi str. 5, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria

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Amazing history

We visited this museum as a family group. We had a lovely lady tour guide who walked around with us showing us inside the trains and talking to us about the history of the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Victoria S
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this museum as a family group. We had a lovely lady tour guide who walked around with us showing us inside the trains and talking to us about the history of the museum and its contents. Great opportunity to take photos and such a shame that we will miss the chance to see the orient express which will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Although ticket for visit was rather cheap (1 or 2 euro, could not remember), there was nothing special to see. Curator was not helpfull at all, like someone said before, it looks like we are disturbing her. If you are not train lover, save your time and money and visit something else in nice town Ruse.

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Thank Dejan P
Ruse, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

In Ruse was built the first station and the railway line. The museum is known among mladozhensite who organize there wedding photo shoots.

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1 Thank efrea
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Small museum but interesting. There are several old trains. There is entry fee but very cheap. The woman from the museum did a private tour for us in bulgarian. It was very detailed. We got a chance to see Sultan's train car, sit in it and take some pictures. After that we had a ride on a small train car... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

the woman guid was probably sleeping until she apeared at the balcon on 2nd floor and looked as we are disturbing her. we paid for a tour and after the she started explaining - we took 1 picture of 2 old trains, and then she said we must pay more for taking pictures of the other trains !!!! amazed and... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A worthy look if you are interested in the history of trains and railways in Bulgaria (and even fun if your not). There seems to be two parts to the museum the inside where all the information is written in Bulgarian and the outside where the trains can be seen. You pay for inside, outside (and a photo ticket to... More 

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1 Thank chefchrisw
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The theme is quite unique and the items on display quite exorbitant. Particularly worth a one time visit especially if interested in trains, engines etc.

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1 Thank Himanshu86
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The museum is quit small, but it is nice to see the old royal trains. The guide is very nice and explains in English about the trains. She made the visit worth while.

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2 Thank renskie
Ruse Province, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

This is the only museum of that kind in the country... Here you will find old rail locomotives unfortunately no longer in use...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Your entrance to the museum actually entitles you to a personal tour, including descriptions of the history and former use of each of the trains on display, some of which are over 100 years old. The only unfortunate thing is that the whole tour only takes about a half hour. That said, there isn't much to do in Ruse and... More 

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