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National Museum of Transport and Communication

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First railway line Ruse-Varna

In Ruse was built the first station and the railway line. The museum is known among mladozhensite... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2016
Ruse, Bulgaria
Must see for train fans

Small museum but interesting. There are several old trains. There is entry fee but very cheap. The... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2015
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Bratya Obretenovi str. 5, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

The Transport Museum is located on the banks of the Danube, almost directly across the river from Giurgiu (Romania). It is housed in the (now non-functioning) train station, said to be the oldest train station of Bulgaria. It was completed in 1866 and converted into...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed August 28, 2017

You can see quite nicely preserved/restored train cars which were used by MIthat Pasha, the Belgian King, King Ferdinand, Marshal Tolbuhin. Photography is allowed against surcharge, and you can leave with unbelievable photos. A bit far from the centre - 30 min walk, but worth...More

1  Thank Christian G
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

I loved my visit to this small museum which is based in a British built train station that was a stop on the original Orient Express route. A particular highlight for me was seeing the Sultan's carriage which included a compartment for his harem!

2  Thank ruth w
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

The National Museum of Transport in the town of Rousse has the only authentic exhibits of the history of transport in Bulgaria. The building of the museum, which is the first Railway Station in the country since 1866, is a unique and memorable atmosphere.

2  Thank Kosturov
Reviewed November 23, 2016

For any train enthusiast this is a great way to spend a few hours. The museum is not large, but is full of interest. Reconstructions (booking office, station master's office), displays (of railway uniforms, equipment, etc), models, and photographs are all interesting. Outside, the collection...More

2  Thank TouringTimothy
Reviewed August 24, 2016 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...More

2  Thank Victoria S
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...More

1  Thank Dejan P
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.

1  Thank efrea
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...More

1  Thank Velislava24
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...More

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