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National Museum of Natural History

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Address: bul.Tsar Osvoboditel 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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+359 2 987 4195

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Interesting enough but the displays are showing their age

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 general consensus seemingly developing among reviews that the 'dated' feel is a positive feature of... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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1 Thank runsammie
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank TimPickel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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

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Thank Georgia A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

4 floors you can gaze upon rocks and stones, manimals birds insects... shame this museum is a bit outdatet. seems the best time of this museum is long gone... lots of dust has been collected by the stuffed animals... there could be so much more to learn in this museum if they would update it a bit

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Thank Jean C
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

we enjoyed being there , many wonderful colored rocks and stones , besides to many archaeological paint art .

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Wilton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is an aging museum with quite a large and diversified array of specimens. We really enjoyed going through every room on each level. As you move upstairs the specimens get bigger and more impressive. It's also where you can see the hard times the museum has endured with economic strains. The glass case windows look fragile but also dusty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this museum. The building and exhibits are very old, but absolutely charming. The museum is filled with steel and glass cabinets full of animals. Especially the bigger animals are very impressive. The museum is not very big, so you can take your time to look around at ease. It would be a pity if the museum were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Nice little museum that is 4 Lev to enter. It has basic displays, more of a look what we have compared to themes grouping items together. If you don't read Bulgarian then you won't learn anything new. If you have an hour spare in the city this is worth a visit, even to look at what museums were like in... More 

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