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National Museum of Transport and Communication

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First railway line Ruse-Varna

In Ruse was built the first station and the railway line. The museum is known among mladozhensite... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Ruse, Bulgaria
An odd place

This museum is not bad, but if you don't read Bulgarian, there's not a lot on offer. The carriages... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Seoul, South Korea
via mobile
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Bratya Obretenovi str. 5, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria
+359 82 834 707
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 January 2012

It's a little bit hidden in the city park, on the Danube riverside, and the trains there are a little bit rusty (because of the low maintainance and budget, I guess). However, this is a unique place to visit, and you can get onto old...More

6  Thank BORIME4KA
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 April 2013

The CFR has tried to gather its historical artifacts and momentos. Many interesting and historical model trains as well as a sizeable and operating model railway.

3  Thank Juan M
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

This Transport museum along the banks of the Danube was Bulgaria's first rail line and station, connecting to Varna. Today the station is closed and there remain 2 steam engines and some rolling stock to look at outside. One car can be entered. All are...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This museum is not bad, but if you don't read Bulgarian, there's not a lot on offer. The carriages out the back are interesting, but the main displays inside are not worth the price of admission.

1  Thank Bambloozled
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

1  Thank Gabriel H
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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