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Museums in Bulgaria

Balkan Museum

Inside the renowned Balkan factory, which assembled Moskwitch cars, produced a self-designed car, several motorcycles and scooters there is a museum featuring everything the plant once produced. 

Balkan

Cars of Socialism Museum, Peshtera

This museum is part of the Heat Hotel Complex and it is housed in an authentically preserved cinema, "which further contributes to the realistic feeling of being transported back to the time of Georgi Dimitrov and Todor Zhivkov.... Here you can see numerous retro cars from the socialist era and also many objects from the life of the people of that time, their toys, radios, TVs, numerous signs with slogans etc."

Moto-Pfohe Museum

A small exhibition depicting the story of Ford, which includes displays and three Ford cars:  two fully restored Ford Model A vehicles MY1928 and 1930, as well as the first car sold in Bulgaria by Mr. Karl-Heinz Pfohe in 1989, a Ford Scorpio MY1988.

Photo: Nikolay Koruderliev

Moto Pfohe

National Museum of Military History

The National Museum of Military History (NMMH) is a state museum, which from its establishment until today is a structure of the Ministry of Defense (respectively the Ministry of War and the Ministry of National Defense).It investigates, preserves, processes scientifically and popularizes cultural valuables connected with the national and European military history. NMMH develops its activities throughout the country.

National Polytechnic Museum

Established in 1957 this museum preserves over 22 000 exhibits distributed in separate collections: time-measurement, transport, photo and cinema technique, optics, sound-tracking and sound-reproduction, radio and TV, calculation technique, musical mechanisms, geodesic instruments, measurement technique, household technique, sewing machines, type-writers, physical appliances, communication technique.

National Polytechnic Museum

Retro Museum

Located in the parking house of this biggest shopping mall in Varna, this exhibition includes exhibits from the period 1944-1989, which shows artifacts related to how Bulgarians lived under socialism. Bulgarian unfiltered cigarettes, Russian vacuum cleaners, Gedera household goods, Polish cosmetics and the most coveted cars, produced in the former COMECON are being displayed.