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The Retro Museum In Varna

Andrey Saharov Str. 2 | Grand Mall, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
+359 88 600 1070
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“old cars”(10 reviews)
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On an area of 4000 square meters, you can find more than 50 restored cars, manufactured between 1943 and 1989 from the socialist era.We also have 27 wax figures of ideologists, revolutionaries and national artists such as Todor Zhivkov, Leonid...more
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Andrey Saharov Str. 2 | Grand Mall, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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+359 88 600 1070
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"old cars"
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"wax figures"
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"communist era"
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"household items"
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"classic cars"
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"communist past"
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"everyday life"
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"everyday objects"
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"car show"
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"eastern block"
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"recent past"
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"extensive collection"
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"in perfect condition"
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"shopping mall"
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"last century"
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"young people"
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"eastern europe"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is in the Grand Mall in Varna, which is on the bus route to/from the airport and Golden Sands beach resort so easy to access. It's about a half an hour walk from the city coast. The mall itself is a decent size...More

Thank Eliham
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend an hour. Full of lots of history and some outstanding vehicles. Not just an automotive museum either, got tons of other items and clothing. The information boards are in English too. Well worth a visit!

Thank Craig A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location for the museum is strange and very convenient at the same time - in the shopping mall. Ticket is 10 levi per person and it is absolutely worth it. In the museum you will find a lot of items (not only cars!) from old...More

Thank Тагир Ф
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I decided to visit the Retro museum in Varna with some feelings of sentiment and excitement, like anyone who has experienced his youth under the conditions of communist society in the former Eastern European block - with all its negative sides but also some positive...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was an 'off the cuff' visit while in Varna, and so glad we did, as a car and transport buff this was really interesting for me, not only that but the history of Bulgaria in past consumer items all displayed too

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Walking aorund this museum you really get a sense of what life was like in Bulgaria during the last century by seeing what they used - cars, toiletries, magazines, perfumes, and foods. It takes you back to that era and is well worth a visit.

Thank Leonine949
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Liked it a lot, especially the restored cars, but reminded me the Soviet era! It's an interesting place to visit and spend some time (about an hour). Recommended.

Thank CC24_2011
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Fantastic!- cars in great shape, polished & shiny- motorbikes & so much more memorabilia. Big space & lots to see in detail. Matchboxes, toys, telephones, recordplayers, perfumes etc etc. Very interesting for anyone who loves the past!

Thank Francesca T
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

cheap ticket to enter, therefore shouldnt expect a lot. even thought my husband felt like it brought him back to the childhood :)

Thank Zenia M
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

If you grew in the Eastern Europe during the 50's/60's/70's - it will be a great to hours or more of reminiscing. Had a great time there. The Museum has an impressive collection of cars, toys and other products that no longer exist ♥

Thank Rimon H
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andy h
25 August 2017|
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Response from KrisKP1982 | Reviewed this property |
We had a shopping bag that they took in for us but a whole set of luggage I'm not sure
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JoandBarry
26 July 2017|
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Response from JoandBarry | Reviewed this property |
It is 10 zen for an adult, or you can get a joint ticket including the newly opened wax work museum (also in the Mall) for 15 zen. Hope this helps.
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