I went for a trip at the National Museum of Military History (Bulgaria) in Sofia in 2008. It is  dedicated to the military history. A structure of the Ministry of Defence, it has existed under various names and subordinate to various institutions since 1 August 1914 (in practice since 4 July 1916). It disposes of 5,000 m² of indoor and 40,000 m² outdoor (of which 500 m² covered) exhibition area, a library and a computer center.

The exposition of the museum is designed in a thematic, chronological and collection plan. 28 000 exponents are displayed as a part of the one-millionth fund of the museum. An accent in the thematic-chronological part, which follows the development of the Bulgarian Army is its participation in the wars for national unification. The collection exhibition presents weapons, uniforms and insignia – the three oldest and richest collections of the museum.

The Library covers an access to about 15 000 volumes of specialized literature. Soon it will also provide electronic access to the collections of the museum. Тhe modern equipped fund storehouses are located in an area of 4 200 m.square. Outside its exposition area, NMMH disposes of temporary exhibition halls, two mobile conference halls with 50 and 200 seats, bookstore, cafes.

The National Museum of Military History is a cultural and scientific institute. It is called to:

  • Search, investigate, collect, acquire, treasure, preserve, document, promote and present cultural valuables and patterns connected with the Bulgarian military history, with cognitive, educational and aesthetic purposes;
  • investigate, record, preserve and maintain the war monuments connected with the Bulgarian military history;
  • carries out activities in preservation, processing and servicing of its film archives, cinema facilities, television cinema and appliances, and production of educational and documentary films;
  • fulfills the arising from the previous points cultural-educational, educational and information activities;
  • accomplishes research activity, subordinated to its main activity;
  • organizes and carries out scientific events (conferences, workshops, discussions, roundtables and others).

Official page of the Museum

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