We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Museum of Natural History

bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 922 6575
Review Highlights
Old school museum

Extensive collections of allsorts, but the displays don't look as they've been touched for quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stockholm, Sweden
Why only Bulgarian language??

We went there with a lot of hopes but we couldn't read almost any word! You can't learn anything... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 106 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 922 6575
Write a Review
Reviews (106)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive collections of allsorts, but the displays don't look as they've been touched for quite some time. Some of the taxidermy jobs aren't top notch but as a whole an interesting place with lots to see.

Thank PeterB64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with a lot of hopes but we couldn't read almost any word! You can't learn anything. You can only see a lot of animals. Ps:no air-conditioned.

Thank mask8888
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This museum opens at 10 Am and closes at 6 pm ( last tickets can be bought at 5 pm). The ticket cost 1 leva ( 2 euro) for students and retired people (they don't check if you are truly a student). There are a...More

Thank FrancescaFal
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Unfortunately, it is a little boring. There is a lot of flats with different kind of history stuff. But I think it's funnier for kids and younger people. :)

Thank sbirkelyng
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Quite refreshing to visit a good old fashioned museum. No trendy ideas here, just lots of exhibits in lots of glass cases.Everything that ever walked the earth seems to be stuffed and displayed. Its in the city centre close to the St Alexander Nevsky cathedral...More

Thank markhartley10
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Go there, don't be put off by the unassuming entrance with its quirky shops (do look for the huge dinosaur in the one on the lhs) and read nothing into the ludicrously low price (4 lev for adults). It's a gem. I agree with the...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of the best museums in Europe. The museum's collections are very extensive and date back to the Bulgarian monarchy. A perfect visit would be at night (only possible during European Night of the Museums) as the museum has a very peculiar ambiance!

1  Thank Filip M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is not a "must visit" attraction, but it is very interesting albeit most of the displays are looking a bit unloved. The exhibit on ammonites is very interesting (if you like that sort of thing). Entry fee only 4 lev.

1  Thank runsammie
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I went to this museum and found that I was the only one there. The exhibits were not kept in the best shape i.e. dusty. The museum as a whole was interesting though. I would say it was worth the visit.

Thank TimPickel
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The museum is a delight to the eyes of a nature lover.It is also a delight to the curious and restless children since tbere are somany they can discover

Thank Georgia A
Nearby Restaurants
Crystal Steak House
146 reviews
.20 km away
Spaghetti Kitchen
395 reviews
.24 km away
Edo Sushi & Teppanyaki
159 reviews
.07 km away
Moskovska 15
110 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
3,699 reviews
.31 km away
Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)
1,102 reviews
.04 km away
Saint Sofia Church
607 reviews
.24 km away
Ivan Vazov National Theater
223 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from National Museum of Natural History staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines