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National Museum of Transport and Communication

Bratya Obretenovi str. 5, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria
+359 82 834 707
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A destination for railroad aficionados

The Transport Museum is located on the banks of the Danube, almost directly across the river from... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
Trip back in time

You can see quite nicely preserved/restored train cars which were used by MIthat Pasha, the Belgian... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Christian G
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Bratya Obretenovi str. 5, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 29 December 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

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Reviewed 28 August 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
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Reviewed 14 May 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
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Reviewed 4 May 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
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Reviewed 23 November 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
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Reviewed 24 August 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
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Reviewed 16 May 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
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Reviewed 9 February 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
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Reviewed 23 November 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
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Reviewed 20 October 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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