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National Museum of Military History

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Address: ul.Cherkovna 92, Sofia 1505, Bulgaria
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This superb museum is a reason in itself to visit Sofia although some way from the centre of town. There are some good bars within walking distance. The massive display of Soviet... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This superb museum is a reason in itself to visit Sofia although some way from the centre of town. There are some good bars within walking distance. The massive display of Soviet planes, tanks, armoured vehicles and missiles is stunning and I feel would not be seen in Western Europe. It should be the number 1 attraction in Sofia without... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

worth to be seen not for the military mahines in the garden, but because of the large collections of Fine art pictures telling the Bularian history, the collection of medals, and unique collection of guns , good for children to spend all day long there

Thank angel922
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Make sure that you have time to visit this museum If you like military history, it's a large museum. It is located close to a shopping mall (Serdika Center), if someone of the family or friends want to so something different during your visit at the museum. The shopping mall also give you great possibilities to eat after your visit.

Thank Pia H
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited here in Feb 2017. It's a mixture of indoor and outdoor exhibits. The outdoor covers a whole range of jet fighters, helicopters, tanks and missiles. The indoors are all sorts of uniforms, guns, swords etc. It's an eastern european version of the Royal Armouries. It was very cheap and I found it very interesting. Allow... More 

Thank Nick H
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37 reviews
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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 a collection of weapons, uniforms and artefacts! Although it doesn't follow the best and is... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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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 museum begins as you go through the gates with every conceivable tank, airplane, rocket, carrier... More 

1 Thank synanh2015
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 interested in Cold War instruments of war, particularly of Russian design, this place is for... More 

Thank Lorenzo A
Sofia, Bulgaria
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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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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 and historical weaponry. I was absorbed by all the large equipment positioned in the garden... More 

Thank Philip L
Rosh Haayin
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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 War 2 are more interesting. Additionally they have very big collection of rifles, guns and... More 

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