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National Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Nice visit during the Museum Night

We've visited the National Maritime Museum during Museum Night, which provided free entry and some... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Leiden, The Netherlands
A good museum if you're into the stuff

Considering that Bulgaria isn't really a naval power or really known for its' maritime history... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Tampere, Finland
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Primorski Blvd 2, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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All reviews english translation nice collection closed due interesting history sea gardens worth a visit torpedo navy boats helicopter war ship exhibits bulgaria tickets paintings
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

First I read on the internet that the place will be closed due to renovation. It was not closed. We were happy. So we went in. Seems obvious that a country with a see has some fleets, but I was surprised that Bulgaria actually has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Very interesting history of Bulgarian navy, well presented with English translation on all exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank molliemoosmum
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Exhibition and museum that wont let you close to the objects except the torpedo boat( that costs 2 leva extra). Most signs in bulgarian and english. Exhibition inside is well done. Would have been fun to look closer into the helicopters in the garden.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 201henricj
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Little surprised by the price of inside collection versus the outside collection plus the ship but suggest to buy both tickets. Inside you cannot take pics of the historical collection but outside are helicopters, cannons, boats and separate boat you can access for small fee....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank pessomar
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Great, unusual museum. Friendly staff and lots of exhibits inside and out immaculately presented but not much signage in English.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mikebF6888OQ
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Only when we arrived did we find out that entrance was free on that day so it made the visit even more pleasant. The museum is in the old french consulate which is a nice building in itself.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CaptainC63
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We've visited the National Maritime Museum during Museum Night, which provided free entry and some nice events happening outside the museum (such as cannon shooting and tying knots). The vehicles outside are very impressive and also the inside of the museum shows the interesting history...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank itsLisette
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Considering that Bulgaria isn't really a naval power or really known for its' maritime history, this museum seemed to make the most of it. I found it interesting and the texts were also in English.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jipafin
Reviewed 22 October 2017

My teenage boys really liked looking at the military vehicles and artifacts that are located outside, but the adults in the group appreciated the indoor artifacts as well. Good way to spend an hour or so if you're in the gardens.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank T K
Reviewed 22 October 2017

If one is into maritime history, this is a very nice place to visit. Not too large with good exhibition of the last 200 maritime years of Bulgaria. Would definitely visit again.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RimonH10
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24 July 2018|
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10-18 every day except Monday when it is closed.
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