Military History Museum in Sofia

Last updated Jan 2015

 

Address:
92 Cherkovna St.

 

Tel: +359 2 9461805

 

Opening hours:
Wed-Sun: 10 am-6 pm

 

Closed Mon and Tue

 

Getting there:
Buses 9 and 72 
Trams 20 and 21

 

Price: 10 lv.
/2 lv. for students/

 

Free each last Wed of the month

 

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This is a surprisingly large and well-maintained museum, with staff that is as friendly as they come. 

If you are curious about seeing a great collection of old Soviet military equipment, regardless of which side of the Cold War you were on, this museum will be a real treat!

The large outside area in tightly plugged with old tanks, trucks, rocket launchers, torpedo launchers and more. 

The three floors of exhibition space offer an overwhelmingly visual and easy to follow walk through Bulgarian history, with a military spin.

The exhibit starts with Spartacus, the most famous soldier to be born here. 

It goes through medieval battles and revolts, Russo-Turkish conflicts and the countless 20th century wars. 

Several wall-size photographs of the devastation of Sofia after the Allied bombings during World War II provoke thoughts about the pointlessness of it all, but the exhibition ends on a more hopeful note, with the Bulgarian accession into NATO. 

The English signage is more than adequate, though often exhibiting the strange sentence structure typical for a translated text.

The museum is outside the immediate city center but is still reachable on foot. It is right next to Serdika Center, one of the bigger shopping malls in the city.

 

Last updated Jan 2015
 
   
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