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Wed – Sun: 10:00 – 18:00.

In connection with forthcoming repair activities, the National Museum of Military History will not be open to visitors
from 15 June to 31 July 2024.

Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 17:00.

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Closes at 17:00.


Children (up to 7 years old) – Free admission
Students – 2 lv
Adults – 10 lv
Family ticket – 12 lv

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Exhibition “1908. The Army and The Independence”

The “1908. The Army and The Independence” exhibition is dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the declaration of Independence and presents artefacts that had carried across time the spirit of the historical act which crowned the pursuit of the Bulgarian people for an equal status on the European map as an independent country.

Among the relics are personal belongings of King Ferdinand I, of the minister of war Lieutenant General Danail Nikolaev, and of the minister of foreign affairs Lieutenant General Stefan Paprikov. Bulgarian army’s participation in the processes accompanying the proclamation of the Independence is displayed not only through the mobilization of the 8th Infantry Tundzha Division, tasked with covering the border with Turkey, but also through the contribution of a number of senior officers – diplomatic envoys of Bulgaria (Colonel Hristofor Hesapchiev, Maj. General Nikifor Nikiforov) and military attachés to various European countries (Lt. Colonel Konstantin Zhostov, Major Hristo Burmov).

The atmosphere of the unforgetable days is brought to life by the memoirs of the ministers from Alexandar Malinov’s cabinet and contemporary press articles.