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National Historical Museum, Sofia

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Discover 8,000 years of Bulgaria's natural history at National Historical Museum. The museum features 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine art, history, and ethnography. The building looks more like a communist palace than a museum, as it is a former governmental residence. Explore a rich collection of stone columns and antique and medieval monuments in the museum's courtyard. The 500 years of rule by the Ottoman Empire are covered in two displays. Climb to the third floor to see the hall of traditional clothes. Most descriptions are in both Bulgarian and English. Use our Sofia vacation trip planner to add National Historical Museum and other attractions to your Sofia vacation plans.
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  • Visited with 3 children under ten and there was enough to keep them occupied for a couple of hours. Very cheap entrance cost and some stunning rooms, the wood carving beautiful. Views of the hills and...  read more »
  • You will need to take the trolleybus line 2 to the far end then walk 5 minutes (crossing a large road). Due to traffic on workdays you may need of 1hour to reach it. I recommend you organize a combine...  read more »
  • The building may look less inviting from the outside but once in, the well organised exhibitions will take the visitor through a huge time span of regional history - pre-dating the current state and p...  read more »
  • Quite frankly, I had higher expectations for the exhibits. The building itself is arguably the better showpiece. It's still worth a visit, though.
  • It was amazing, interesting stuff about our Bulgarian history, real clothes of important people in the history, weapons, medals and a lot more to discover!
  • The place ir really far away from the city center, which is great. Place always empty with an amazing collection about Bulgaria's history
  • Amazing things to see, very poor experience and museum arrangement. Marketing approach needed.
  • Amazing history, fantastically unique building inside and out. Would have been even better if the area with fountains out back were running and maintained.
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