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National Museum of Military History

ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
+359 2 946 1805
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“cold war era” (3 reviews)
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ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
+359 2 946 1805
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is a great stop while in Sofia. The grounds are covered in war machines from through the ages, from planes to rockets to cannons and tanks... There is an indoor display as well which tells Bulgaria's military history through the ages and has...More

1  Thank scott s
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Its hard to know where to begin as this museum experience was far superior to any I have ever experienced - and that comes from someone with barely moderate interest in Military history - that being said my family very interested, especially teenage sons. The...More

2  Thank synanh2015
Reviewed 20 December 2016

As an aviation enthusiast and lover of history, this museum scratched all my itches. The displays vary in terms of quality of upkeep, with quite a few looking somewhat beaten up, but to me this was the distinctive attraction of the outdoor museum. If you're...More

1  Thank Lorenzo A
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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!

Thank Filip M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...More

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...More

Thank Tzacki
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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....More

Thank alfonso p
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...More

1  Thank DaveRuss
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...More

1  Thank antonvanold
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Vesselina N
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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..?