National Museum of Military History

National Museum of Military History 

National Museum of Military History there nearly a century. Created in 1916 After 40 years of its affiliates became Naval Museum in Varna Park Museum of combat friendship "Varnenchik" and the Museum of Aviation near Plovdiv. In the Military Museum are kept nearly 1 million artifacts that are evidence not only of Bulgarian and European military history. The Museum is Bulgaria's only offering the public three exposures: foreign - of arms, and permanent collections. In foreign exposure are at more than 230 pieces of artillery weapons, aviation and shipping equipment. It can be seen preserved Scud missiles, Frog and SS-23. The permanent exhibition is one that tells the story of the Bulgarian army, its defeat, glory and heroism. Track events and facts of the founding of the Bulgarian state until today. All visitors can see the image of the Bulgarian army in the Middle Ages, the national liberation struggles, the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 - 1878, the Balkan Wars (1912-1913) and become familiar with the brilliant victories of the Bulgarian army, which are recognized and in world military history. This exhibition shows visitors interesting sound effects reconstructions of events and successfully combines its exhibits of paintings by famous Bulgarian artists.

Collection halls of the museum are aimed at audiences with specific interests. The first room presents a cool gun. Special attention is paid to the arms of the royal collections - of Prince Alexander I Battenberg (reigned 1879-1886), the King Ferdinand I (1887-1918) and King Boris III (1918-1943) The. Collections of awards shows in two halls. In the first set are 960 medals and badges, tracking the development of Bulgarian reward system. In the other room first awards show of Todor Zhivkov, Bulgaria's head of state (ruled 1954-1989) the. In the hall of uniforms can be seen 600 specimens that track the development of Bulgarian military uniform in periods and branches of the army.
The museum offers educational programs for children.

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