National Museum of Military History
National Museum of Military History

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. It investigates, preserves, processes scientifically and popularizes cultural valuables connected with the national and European military history. NMMH develops its activities throughout the country.


For its almost centennial presence in the cultural and historical space, the museum has preserved and investigated more than 1 000 000 artifacts – witnesses of the Bulgarian and the European military history.


NMMH disposes of 40 decares of exterior and 5000 sq m of interior exposition area.


The exposition of the museum is designed in a thematic, chronological and collection plan. 28 000 exponents are displayed as 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 provides access to about 13 729 volumes of specialized literature. The contemporarily equipped fund depositories cover an area of 4200 sq m.


Beyond its exposition area, NMMH also has temporary exhibition halls covering areas of 210 sq m, 250 sq m and 480 sq m respectively, a 200-seat conference hall with the possibility of interpreting in two languages; a 60-seat hall, a souvenir shop and a café. 


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