National Museum of Military History, Sofia

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At National Museum of Military History, learn about the victories, the glory, and the heroism of the Bulgarian military. Over nearly 100 years, the museum has collected almost a million items related to Bulgarian and European military history. Browse through weaponry, rebel flags, uniforms, insignia, medals of honor, and an impressive collection of Soviet-made military hardware. See dioramas of Bulgarian military participation in the two World Wars and in other military campaigns up to the present day. Keep an eye out for weapons from the imperial collections of Prince Alexander I of Battenberg, Tsar Ferdinand, and Tsar Boris III. The facility includes a library and a computer center. Use our Sofia trip builder to arrange your visit to National Museum of Military History and other attractions in Sofia.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Not so musch a review as a warning a the museum is closed from August 9th till the start of September (4 or 9, nor sure, please call to check). A note on the gate and entrance had the dates on it, but...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    So far the best museum I've visited in Sofia. Full of war material, nukes, tanks, fight planes etc. Quite cheap and accessible.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    There are many uniforms, photos, weapons, tanks, aircrafts, helicopters and etc. The building have 3 floors of history and historical artefacts. Perfect for children. The yard is enormous full of war ...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    Tanks, big guns, howitzers, lots of howitzers, and some aircrafts, mainly Migs. Very interesting place, an open air museum of military vehicles used by Bulgaria, most of them produced in Germany or USSR. The indoors section covers Bulgaria's history, main battles fought through the ages. Some of it is translated in English. A must go and see!
  • June 13, 2017
    If you are into old Military models from the IIWW and old Bulgarian machines this will be a very interesting place for you. BUT there are a lot of problems - there is no parking (you need to park to the near Mall), the infrastructure to the Museum is very bad and if you are going with kids or with bycikle you probably will face a lot of problems.
  • June 2, 2017
    Wonderful museum with a lot of interesting things and a nice collection of military vehicles. Stuff is nice and helpful.
  • July 4, 2017
    Nice museum, worth losing some time there. CONS:No shade at all.
  • April 29, 2017
    Very interesting museum, low price and a great part of the exposition is translated to english. Just the vehicules in the entrance by themselves are worth the watch!

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