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Varna Retro Museum Tours

Varna Retro Museum
Focused on the period 1944–1989, when Bulgaria was under Soviet influence, the Varna Retro Museum serves up a dash of Communist chic in the heart of Varna’s No. 1 mall. Over 60 retro cars plus wax models of key characters from the era form the core of the collection, but you can also appreciate everyday objects from cigarettes to makeup.

The Basics

There’s a moderate charge to enter the Varna Retro Museum, with discounts for children and young people. (Kids under 6 get in free.) Alternatively, entry is included with a Varna City Card. Most travelers visit independently, but you can also join a tour that focuses on Varna’s Communist past. The museum spans around 43,000 square feet (4,000 square meters), so there’s plenty to see. As English-language signage is in short supply, some travelers might get more out of visiting with a guide.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Varna Retro Museum will fascinate design geeks, history buffs, and car lovers.
  • The museum offers free Wi-Fi, and the mall has a range of food options.
  • The Varna Retro Museum is wheelchair-accessible.

How to Get There

The Varna Retro Museum is located within Varna’s Grand Mall, about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) north of the city center. The Grand Mall is right next door to Varna’s central bus station, which has connections around the city, to the airport, and across Bulgaria. Bus 409 connects to the airport, town center, and as far as Golden Sands.

When to Get There
Like most businesses in the Grand Mall, the Varna Retro Museum is open from midmorning until late in the evening. It’s rarely overly busy, so plan a visit for a rainy day or aim to beat the heat with the mall’s air-conditioning.

Cars at the Varna Retro Museum
The core of the Varna Retro Museum’s collection is one man’s selection of classic cars. Founder Tsvetan Atanasov has restored hundreds of Soviet-era vehicles, and more than 60 are on display. Highlights include the iconic GAZ Chaika limousine, as well as Volga, Trabant, Skoda, and Moskvitch cars. Also don’t miss East German Simson motorbikes and Bulgaria’s own Balkan bikes.
Address: Varna 9000, Bulgaria
Admission: Varies
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Self-guided Retro Museum Varna Tour

Self-guided Retro Museum Varna Tour

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Take a break from the hot, crowded beaches and gain insight into Bulgaria’s modern history on a visit to Varna’s Retro Museum. Discover socialist-era memorabilia, including Comecon produced cars and Soviet domestic items, and snap pictures with wax statues of the era’s notable figures, such as Fidel Castro and Emil Dimitrov.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.76
From
$8.76
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The Ultimate Private Communist Tour of Varna

The Ultimate Private Communist Tour of Varna

Combine Communist history and local wine on 4-hour, small-group walking tour of Varna that offers a guided introduction to the town’s socialist-era monuments. Visit the Retro Museum to see artifacts from daily life under Communist rule, then taste three Bulgarian wines and get the inside scoop on the budding Bulgarian wine industry.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.62
Price varies by group size
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$59.62
Price varies by group size
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Private Action Day Karting & Paintball

Private Action Day Karting & Paintball

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Let`s head out for some wild and wacky fun! Off road fun on wheels and some adventures are waiting for us! Take an unbelievable experience with karting and paintball like no other. Done professionally for all ages and sizes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.43
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$103.43
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Varna Retro Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Varna Retro Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Varna Retro Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Varna Retro Museum 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Varna Retro Museum costs USD 8.76. Guided Varna Retro Museum tours start around USD 8.76 per person. See all 2 Varna Retro Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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