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The Retro Museum In Varna

Andrey Saharov Str. 2 | Grand Mall, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
+359 88 600 1070
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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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“old cars” (10 reviews)
“wax figures” (6 reviews)
“communist era” (7 reviews)
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Andrey Saharov Str. 2 | Grand Mall, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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"car show"
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"eastern block"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to visit the Retro museum in Varna with some feelings of sentiment and excitement, like anyone who has experienced his youth under the conditions of communist society in the former Eastern European block - with all its negative sides but also some positive...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was an 'off the cuff' visit while in Varna, and so glad we did, as a car and transport buff this was really interesting for me, not only that but the history of Bulgaria in past consumer items all displayed too

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Walking aorund this museum you really get a sense of what life was like in Bulgaria during the last century by seeing what they used - cars, toiletries, magazines, perfumes, and foods. It takes you back to that era and is well worth a visit.

Thank Leonine949
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Liked it a lot, especially the restored cars, but reminded me the Soviet era! It's an interesting place to visit and spend some time (about an hour). Recommended.

Thank CC24_2011
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Fantastic!- cars in great shape, polished & shiny- motorbikes & so much more memorabilia. Big space & lots to see in detail. Matchboxes, toys, telephones, recordplayers, perfumes etc etc. Very interesting for anyone who loves the past!

Thank Francesca T
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

cheap ticket to enter, therefore shouldnt expect a lot. even thought my husband felt like it brought him back to the childhood :)

Thank Zenia M
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

If you grew in the Eastern Europe during the 50's/60's/70's - it will be a great to hours or more of reminiscing. Had a great time there. The Museum has an impressive collection of cars, toys and other products that no longer exist ♥

Thank Rimon H
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The museum has a quite big collection of different household items, cars and toys from communism time. There are also wax figures of famous people from this time period. Since we're are Bulgarians, for us (and especially for my mother) this visit was a dive...More

Thank wayvy7
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

From cars, bikes & cycles (full size and toy) to cigars, cigarettes & matches & includes collections of everything in between.

Thank Ky R
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

great collection of cars, motorbikes and even some washing machines. All displays seem brand new! 10 lev to get in and takes a couple of hours to see everything, good value for money.

Thank Mike B
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andy h
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Response from KrisKP1982 | Reviewed this property |
We had a shopping bag that they took in for us but a whole set of luggage I'm not sure
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JoandBarry
26 July 2017|
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Response from JoandBarry | Reviewed this property |
It is 10 zen for an adult, or you can get a joint ticket including the newly opened wax work museum (also in the Mall) for 15 zen. Hope this helps.
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