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National Museum of Natural History

bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 922 6575
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Good for a quick visit

Quite an impressive collection of taxidermied and preserved creatures, as well as minerals on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bex C
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Great museum. Plenty to see for children and they even host birthday parties. Some of the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark R
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
bul. Tsar Osvoboditel 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 922 6575
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite an impressive collection of taxidermied and preserved creatures, as well as minerals on the ground floor. Worth a quick visit if you're wandering around that part of the city as it's only 5 lev per adult and can be easily done in an hour....More

Thank Bex C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. Plenty to see for children and they even host birthday parties. Some of the exhibits are tired and could do with refurbishing.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the exhibits in this museum are over 100 years old,and you can easily imagine people from that era visiting long ago-very little has changed.Fantastic geological specimens on the ground floor.Worth a visit.

Thank maggieyoung888
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Due to our flight being cancelled, we had four extra days to fill and while we had a passing interest in the natural history museum it wasn't a priority for us to see. I wish I could say that visiting it made us change our...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter insisted to visit, but actually it was boring and nothing but stuffed animals and some rocks. I don't recommend for teens, maybe young children will like it.

Thank Walid101
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I would highly recommend spending an hour here. There are 4 floors of interesting exhibits. A quiet and peaceful break from the hustle and bustle outside

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not a big fan of taxidermy but there is a certain charm about this museum. Be warned if you are taking kids that this is not interactive in any way but really old school. Doesn't matter of you hate all of that. It is...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Extensive collections of allsorts, but the displays don't look as they've been touched for quite some time. Some of the taxidermy jobs aren't top notch but as a whole an interesting place with lots to see.

Thank PeterB64
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went there with a lot of hopes but we couldn't read almost any word! You can't learn anything. You can only see a lot of animals. Ps:no air-conditioned.

Thank mask8888
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This museum opens at 10 Am and closes at 6 pm ( last tickets can be bought at 5 pm). The ticket cost 1 leva ( 2 euro) for students and retired people (they don't check if you are truly a student). There are a...More

Thank FrancescaFal
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