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National Museum of Natural History

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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 15 March 2018
Hristina S
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Worth a visit but be prepared

Went here while on a weekend break with my wife. A lot of animals which were shot during the late... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum is very simple and set up in a very tasteful way. It has access for handicapped people and is very spacious and easy to get around.

Thank EstherL2508
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a fun way to spend an hour or so. It's four levels of mostly taxidermy and some rocks and stones. The collection is big, but it seems like it is aimed at kids as there is very little information about the exhibits....More

Thank KsenijaSiljic
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Great for kids or adults. They even have a small rock from the Moon and another small rock from Mars on display.

Thank Dobromir G
Reviewed 7 June 2018

My partner and I were wowed by the collection. If you're an English speaker don't let the lack of English information on the ground floor put you off, there is more information in English on the other floors.

Thank Jamwill1
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This museum seems really 'dated'. Lots of stairs to climb, which I found to be fairly challenging, given the stifling heat. Specimens were definitely not preserved through 'cutting edge' taxidermy, given obvious fabric seams and tiny nails holding them together. However, the groups of little...More

Thank starlightShanghai
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I visited this museum for the first time when I was a child, it became one of my favorite places in the city because I was thirsty to learn as much as I could about animals. I went again last month and I realized it...More

Thank SvetlozaraK
Reviewed 31 May 2018

My wife and I toured the National Museum of Natural History when visiting Sofia during a 10-day holiday in Bulgaria. It is located on the main highway through the city (Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd) and the entry fee for seniors was only BGN 2 pp, which...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
Reviewed 15 March 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

Thank Hristina S
Reviewed 3 February 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.

Thank scott1barden
Reviewed 20 December 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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