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National Museum of Military History

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Address: ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 2 946 1805
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One of the best museums in Sofia

The museum is one of the largest ones in Europe and has a very extensive collection of military vehicles, flags and weapons. Definitely should be on everyone's itinerary!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is one of the largest ones in Europe and has a very extensive collection of military vehicles, flags and weapons. Definitely should be on everyone's itinerary!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the easiest museum to get to but worth the effort if you like military hardware. I took a taxi from my hotel as it was 50 minute walk although only 25 minute walk back to Cathedral. Museum is absolutely packed with planes, guns, tanks and historical weaponry. I was absorbed by all the large equipment positioned in the garden... More 

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Rosh Haayin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very impressive. It has a huge outdoor exhibition, with Tanks, fighter aircrafts, cannons and large collection of ballistic missiles. Inside the building they have different exhibitions for each war, starting from the 19th century. Of course the World War 1 and World War 2 are more interesting. Additionally they have very big collection of rifles, guns and... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and encompassing collection of tanks, fighters, missiles and ancillary equipment, available in open air and with clear although essential russian and english descriptions. Inside the building the history and the development of the Bulgarian army, a nice collections of objects spanning over two centuries. Definitely it's worth the visit. Take a taxi to get there, and be ready to... More 

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum today and as it was the last Wednesday of the month entry was free, result. Take a taxi to the museum from central Sofia 5Lev (£2.50) and it's a cheap morning trip. There is s sign on that gate that says no photography but I took pictures of everything and had no problems, just be a little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Four stars. It would have been five and then some if they were not such obstinate pains in the feet about photography. I have to tell you that the indoor museum they have is absolutely essential viewing material for anyone interested in the First and Second World Wars. Unbelievably, they have some priceless hundred year old model ships out on... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Musium is situated comparatively close to the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. A lot of military historical exponats present the struggle of the Bulgarian people through the centures for the liberty.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is an ideal place to find out about the historic military struggle for Bulgaria to achieve its identity - Fantastic uniforms and medals - armaments. Outside exhibits displaying Tanks, planes and Rockets .

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Loads of stuff in here friendly staff my partner loved all the Soviet planes and tanks outside but we don't have any photos due to a notice saying no photos outside at this time which was a shame. You can get up real close to the planes ,and tanks outside which is great to see the real roughness of those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very educational museum, runs through two thousand plus years of history. I've studied history all my life, and retired from the military and learned a great deal during the visit. The outside displays are increadble and the four floors of indoor displays are as well. Get used to the staff following you though they are ever vilgilent in protecting their... More 

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