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National Museum of Natural History

bul.Tsar Osvoboditel 1, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 922 6575
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Huge diversity of animals but some innovation is needed

I have visited the museum multiple times. In fact, that was my favourite museum as a child because... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2018
Hristina S
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interesting i liked the exhibits old fashioned quality

I enjoyed this museum. I liked the old fashioned nature of the museum. lots of exhibits, some of... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2018
scott1barden
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

I have visited the museum multiple times. In fact, that was my favourite museum as a child because it gave me the possibility to see animals I had only read about. Unfortunately, taxidermy is very outdated practice nowadays and the museum needs a little refreshment,...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

I enjoyed this museum. I liked the old fashioned nature of the museum. lots of exhibits, some of the taxidermy was pretty good, others were pretty bad but kind of curious. interesting and I learned a lot about fishes.

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

Went here while on a weekend break with my wife. A lot of animals which were shot during the late 1800's so no protection. It was actually a bit distressing to see so many birds, fish and exotic animals in that way but it is...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

This would be interesting to kids who wouldn't have seen real stuffed animals and fossils etc before, but is now sadly outdated.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Compared to natural history museums in other national capitals, this one is very limited. It is small and most of the collections are limited and appear in need of attention. They do have one of the largest collections of birds I have seen, however, and...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Decided to pay a visit as part of a four day trip and was slightly underwhelmed. Although only 5 Lev entry and being spread over four floors, there isn't much to write home about. pretty much the usual specimens including some large stuffed beasts! Needs...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Quite an impressive collection of taxidermied and preserved creatures, as well as minerals on the ground floor. Worth a quick visit if you're wandering around that part of the city as it's only 5 lev per adult and can be easily done in an hour....More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Great museum. Plenty to see for children and they even host birthday parties. Some of the exhibits are tired and could do with refurbishing.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Most of the exhibits in this museum are over 100 years old,and you can easily imagine people from that era visiting long ago-very little has changed.Fantastic geological specimens on the ground floor.Worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Due to our flight being cancelled, we had four extra days to fill and while we had a passing interest in the natural history museum it wasn't a priority for us to see. I wish I could say that visiting it made us change our...More

Thank Kat H
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