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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  • I love this museum as much as I loved it as a kid. All those weapons, missiles and war machines. Only the Iron Man suit is missing, hahahaha!  more »
  • Superb museum and exhibits worth seeing! We really enjoyed this museum and it's in our top 6 in Bulgaria.  more »
  • Fantastic museum. Their collection of artefacts is without compare. Do buy the ticket which allows access to the top floor, the weapons collection is incredible. I’ve never seen so many pieces collected in one space. The outside park has a collection of aircraft, tanks, ‘b’ echelon vehicles, missile launchers, and so many artillery pieces it took forever to see them all. I spent over 4 hours here, and enjoyed every minute. One thing that’s fun to do is look for translations that aren’t perfect. :) Also, a few tags missing. Used google visual translate and it mostly worked.
  • Very interesting museum. Great pieces of military vehicles, planes, guns etc. on the outside space. In the building you can see the Bulgarian military history since the ancient times.

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