The Retro Museum In Varna
The Retro Museum In Varna
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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 Brezhnev, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Erich Honecker, Nicolae Ceausescu, Gustav Husak, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Stalin, Lenin, Vysotsky, and others.
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B C
Livorno, Italy967 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The museum is outside of the city center/ touristic area and it is inside a shopping mall.
To visit it it is necessary to buy a ticket that it is far more expensive than the other museums in Varna.
The museum is quite big but unfortunately there are almost no explanation in english. There were some screens but 90% of them was off, the remaining ones where showing technical details of the car and some info about communist leaders. There were no explanation at all about the rest and very difficult to appreciate and understand it for a foreigner.
I spoke with a guy working at the museum ad he said that I was not the first one reporting this and that the owner is aware about these complaints but at the moment he has done nothing to improve it, despite also the employees tryed to suggest some actions to make the visit more enjoiable for foreigners.
It is a pity because I think this museum could have a lot of potential.
Written 8 July 2024
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Simona
Vilnius, Lithuania129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Unexpectedly large for the shopping mall; loads of old cars and other soviet time memorabilia; but even more that that we enjoyed vax figures museum next to it; had a good laugh and fun there :)
Written 28 June 2024
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Meander47246127031
Istanbul, Türkiye2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The museum was really good. but they have terrible employees. Rude, uninformed, racist. Why should we pay money just to be scolded? In Türkiye , an employee who behaves rudely is terminated. Unfortunately, we were exposed to such approaches in Bulgaria.
Written 19 June 2024
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Petar P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The best museum in Varna, you can see the socialist era. The entrance fee is cheap so everyone can afford it! Recommend you to go there with someone who lived in that time
Written 18 April 2024
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Nick P
Chatham, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
It’s in the Grand Mall, but well signposted when you get in the shopping centre. There is much old stuff (bottles, cigarette packets, toys, vacuum cleaners, watches, cameras etc etc) that it’s staggering. And all displayed beautifully. Plus cars so shiny they must be polished daily. My partner and I are advancing in years. She grew up in Poland and I’m English, but despite the fact much of the stuff appears to have been what was available in Bulgaria, there was plenty that we remembered or that was similar to what we owed in the 60’s and 70’s, so a good trip down memory lane. And the waxworks were entertaining too. One of the star attractions in Varna.
Written 17 August 2023
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Tony Tabb
Constanta, Romania16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Wow, history, cars lots to see, spent all day, learned a lot. Excellent collection and cars in perfect condition. Can I have one please, especially the Zil. Please 🙏🥺
Written 6 August 2023
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Alona B
Israel11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Very interesting, but there aren't many things to see. People who grew up in ex Soviet Union may feel strong nostalgia. Wax sculptures exhibition definitely worth visiting.
Written 15 July 2023
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Deya Y
Varna, Bulgaria22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
A walk back in time!
The smell, the music, the feeling just brings you in those years and you feel your grandparents stories becoming real!
The museum is huge and you can spend long time there. It's also located in a shopping center so there is free parking.
Written 3 June 2023
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Oguzcav
Tekirdag, Türkiye109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The place was well organized despite the fact that there were thousands of exhibits. you can watch and remember for hours for every item. We spent about an hour. It was cold inside. Every item shows you the past, near history and you will ask, where were we and where we are. The wax museum was also very good. I will bring more friends and family here, especially the older ones to show the marks of near past.
Written 18 March 2023
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Vladislav v
Varna, Bulgaria4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Museum is good, the owner is crazy Putler fan! If you miss the communism, just talk with the owner, he can explain you how Russia is the best!
Written 25 June 2022
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