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“Dated, but some signage in English”

National Maritime Museum
Ranked #8 of 97 things to do in Varna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Dated, but some signage in English”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

The best part of the museum is the outside area. In front of the museum is the Druzhki which was used in the First Balkan War (1912) and was used in the only Bulgarian naval victory in that war - this is an important national artifact. The rest is more standard and includes helicopters, cannon, boats, etc. Near the Sea Gardens if the "boys" want to do more then enjoy the gardens....

Visited October 2013
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enjoyable visit”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Enjoyed our visit -it was useful that the information was in English and it was interesting to learn about Bulgarian maritime history. I would suggest two hours is ample to view the exhibits. Entrance fee charge is very reasonable compared to other museums.

Visited April 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good museum”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

National Maritime Museum is in the primorsky park.There are old battle ships, submarine, cannons and guns

Visited August 2013
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Whyteleafe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Enjoyed the trip to this museum. The information was provided in English which was a big bonus and proved interesting. Bulgaria has gone through many struggles during its history and clearly has been on the receiving end in most of its military struggles, unsurprising considering it has usually been up against an empire. Here they celebrate the few success but don't shy away from the struggles. As well as the information there are plenty of things to see including torpedos and helicopters and mines. Well worth an hour or two of time in Varna.

Visited August 2013
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Edwinstowe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“boys and their toys”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

What a great way for the boys to spend a few hours, it has all-sorts from helicopters, to mines from the 2nd world war and loads of things in-between, this museum does have English translation so we did know where the exhibits came from. It was quite for me as well as my husband, it was well worth the 5 lev entry fee (about £2.50)

Visited June 2013
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