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“Very good”

National Museum of History
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$91.98*
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Sofia Full-Day Tour
Ranked #18 of 168 things to do in Sofia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The National Museum of History has the most impressive collection of national treasures and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Through more than 650,000 artifacts – Thracian gold and silver, pottery, icons, art & jewelry, mosaics – it tells the story of the European civilization from the dawn of times to the modernity. With focus on the 1300 years history of the Bulgarian state, the museum is a must-see attraction to visit while in Sofia. Closed on national holidays - 1 Jan, 24, 25 Dec.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

This museum is a must for history and archaeology students. Situated on the ring road just along from IKEA. Fascinating insight into the country by various galleries , right up to World War Two. Photography is permitted with permit from the ticket office for 5lev, entry 10 lev , takes a good two hours to go around . No all signs are in English so a guide is advantageous. Lots of jewellery and golden artefacts , some replicas!

Visited March 2014
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
“Great collections”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

The museum features great and exceptional historic collections. Definatelly a must to see! It might be a bit too far off the city but it is worth visting!

Visited February 2014
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Fisherville, Kentucky
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208 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good place to spend a few hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

We tried to walk here and it didn't work out very well. Luckily, a kind Bulgarian guy gave us a lift and dropped us off at the front doors. We spent a few hours wandering around, looking at all the neat stuff inside and then popped outside to eat lunch and play with the dogs.

Visited March 2013
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Toowoomba, Australia
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“WORTH A VISIT”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you are interested in the History of a country then this museum is worth a visit. Some of the rooms which contained good items of interest were closed, but overall we enjoyed it.

Visited September 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Intresting museum outside of the city center. You can grab trolley No2 and get off at the last stop. Very intresting collection of historic artifacts, from gold treasures to folk costumes, military and theatical exhibits, you can find important memorabilia from Bulgaria's old and recent history.

Visited November 2013
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