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National Museum of Military History

ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
+359 2 946 1805
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“war machines” (4 reviews)
“cold war era” (3 reviews)
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ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
+359 2 946 1805
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the lovely lady didn't explain so well, but the security guard did at the end, each picture you take costs quite a lot, I took three pictures and it cost me 7.00 pound

Thank Pippa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit if you’re into your military history. There’s a decent collection of Bulgarian (Soviet) kit scattered around the grounds outside the main museum. Inside there are good exhibits taking you through Bulgaria’s participation in the major wars, as well as the Cold...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A must for all military enthusiasts. Great exhibition and you can get close to all the items. Not just Bulgarian, there are other countries it's too.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Place to see the history of Bulgaria through there victories and defeats through the ages. Most displays in English and Bulgarian. Inside mostly pictures. Uniforms and small arms. Outside an array of large weapons tanks, planes, rockets and the like. Well worth a visit if...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

It was supposed to be open and was difficult to get to, involving metro and trams but on arrival there was a sign outside stating that it was closed from 9 Aug to 6 Sep 17 and my last day was 5 Sep! There were...More

Thank travelpassion
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This museum is now fully open and it is well worth the trek out of town. It is possible to cut through the Borisova Park, itself a worthwhile diversion, to avoid the worst of the busy roads and to see some Soviet era monuments. Outside...More

1  Thank grimreaper21
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Not so musch a review as a warning a the museum is closed from August 9th till the start of September (4 or 9, nor sure, please call to check). A note on the gate and entrance had the dates on it, but I couldn't...More

1  Thank Huffenreuter
Reviewed 9 August 2017

So far the best museum I've visited in Sofia. Full of war material, nukes, tanks, fight planes etc. Quite cheap and accessible.

Thank Diogo M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

There are many uniforms, photos, weapons, tanks, aircrafts, helicopters and etc. The building have 3 floors of history and historical artefacts. Perfect for children. The yard is enormous full of war machines. I used to go there once I a year.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Really good museum and it is half price on Monday and Tuesday. Says staff only but was all open. Tickets are around 2 Euro. Possibly the best place to visit here. About a twenty minute walk from the nearest Metro. Well worth the walk.

3  Thank iantheextreme
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6 June 2016|
Response from El H |
no, however we met a guide who spoke german, because she lived there...
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Robert H
23 February 2016|
Response from El H |
gotta park in the surrounding streets, museum self has no parking
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Laura K
27 September 2015|
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..?