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National Museum of Military History

ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
+359 2 946 1805
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ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
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"war machines"
in 5 reviews
"cold war"
in 6 reviews
"indoor and outdoor exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"several floors"
in 3 reviews
"behind glass"
in 3 reviews
"world war"
in 5 reviews
"jet fighters"
in 2 reviews
"armoured vehicles"
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"fighter planes"
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"anti aircraft"
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"artillery pieces"
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"translated into english"
in 2 reviews
"soviet era"
in 6 reviews
"balkan wars"
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"extensive collection"
in 3 reviews
"free lockers"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The outdoor part of the museum is comprehensive but a bit run down; the grounds are great, but the military equipment is not in the best shape. Don't expect shiny and new, but everything is well labeled and laid out nicely. Inside, they have a...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

only go if history is you thing . starts in 1500 and go 1800. lots of old stones, money, gold hats, clothing , marble wall. 3 flights of history. you can spend 30min if not in to history or 4 hrs. reading lots of explantions....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check if it’s open. Despite what TA said and their own website said (ie that it was open), we caught a taxi only to find a sign on the gate that it was closed. We could see lots of cars, I presume staff, inside but...More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Great place to visit with children! All kinds of military vehicles in the yard, all kinds of exsibitions inside.

Thank Teodor T
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I'm not that big on warfare and military machinery, but this place was fascinating. So. many. big. guns. and tanks and rocket launchers and aircraft. The front part of the museum is free and open to the public. It's more like a park with German...More

Thank Ginny W
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The museum is at the back of Sofia so you will need to get a cab there. There is no Metro system near. Outside is a vast display of soviet planes and tanks /missle launchers and big guns.You walk though the gate and look around.You...More

Thank Z2698XUjohnp
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Full of the military history of Bulgaria. Plenty of vehicles, weapons, mock-ups and costumes. Inexpensive to visit, and you can easily sped half a day here. A bit odd that the staff insist on following you around, but it did not detract from the experience...More

Thank A_Brit_By_Sea
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I am a military history buff and this museum is a must. Incredible collection of military hardware outside (lots of guns and a whole SA-2 SAM battery!!) an is great also inside. I would have liked more english legends.

Thank Miguel_PM
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Amazing very educational historic military museum. Outside you can see planes, tanks and rockets, inside there are beautiful uniforms and medals. I enjoyed the visit.

Thank Mira-mane
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The museum has a great collection, with many vehicles, uniforms and weaponry. As with many places, the provided information is quite biased. Sometimes it seems they try to defend Bulgaria's role in history, which sometimes annoyed me as I prefer impartial information. Almost everything is...More

Thank 250milanv
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Asef1975
6 June 2016|
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no, however we met a guide who spoke german, because she lived there...
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Robert H
23 February 2016|
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Response from El H |
gotta park in the surrounding streets, museum self has no parking
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Laura K
27 September 2015|
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Response from MrWHolidayBeginner |
I'm a tourist too .... But in a nice weather , get off at Sofia University station, then walk 15-20 minutes..? Hope that will help..?
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