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National Museum of Military History

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Address: ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
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+359 2 946 1805
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An absolute must see

You have to take the tram (No. 20) to get to the National Museum of Military History but it is certainly worth the effort. This is an absolute must see. The parkland outside is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2016
Richard H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

You have to take the tram (No. 20) to get to the National Museum of Military History but it is certainly worth the effort. This is an absolute must see. The parkland outside is covered with planes, tanks, field guns and other military paraphernalia. The three or four Soviet T34 tanks from the Second World War were my favourite! Inside,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Come for the aircraft and weaponry surrounding the building, stay for the detailed Bulgarian history inside. The only turn-off...being followed once inside...it was a tad weird.

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Lake Ronkonkoma New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

As a bit of a military enthusiast I was eager to see this museum as they have some unique vehicles and artifacts, One thing that is annoying (And is the same everywhere we went in Bulgaria) is that you are not allowed to take photos of anything. Some of the outside vehicles and aircraft need to be better protected from... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

You can learn a lot from that museum. Very informative and interesting, I recommend this for everyone.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Clean. Good toilets the thing I did not like was being followed. It made me uneasy. But appart from that it was good. Oh the cafe was shut

Thank jwk18
Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Quite good and interesting military museum. Most of displayed stuff needs some restauration, but is still quite informative. Ok location, near the Serdika mall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

So this place really has it all. You can learn about the history of Bulgaria, the uprising in the world wars and true accounts from people. Not just that but there are military vehicles you can touch and look in awe at how incredible they are. Slightly gutted you were not allowed to take pictures though, this was one massive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I loved this military museum just seeing tanks, helicopters and plans out in all there glory from WW2 onwards. You could get a real sense of scale and terror from each vehicle. Particlar highlights are the hind helicopter and tiger tanks. The best bits are outside. There is an inside museum showing a wide range of swords, muskets and more... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Two huge fields full of MiGs, tanks and missile launchers going back to WWI? I think so! Unbelievable opportunity to see history right up close. Inside is first class as well: multimedia section on Bulgaria in WW2, plus original uniforms, medals and arms from earlier wars. Two odd things: signs request you not take photos of the vehicles (no-one enforced... More 

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Newcastle, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We visited here with my 5 year old son and his grandfather, and all enjoyed it. You can get up close to lots of military machines in the outside areas, such as tanks, MIG fighter jets and ballistic missiles - great for children. Inside there are interesting historical exhibitions which were of more interest for the adults. Most exhibits have... More 

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