The meeting was created on the initiative of businessman C. Atanasov, who was engaged in collecting retro cars and various items that were in use by residents of the Warsaw Treaty member countries. Over time, the exposition grew to such a size that it had to rent a separate room. The main "gem" of the collection is the car the seagull, which belonged to Todor Zhivkov.
This must be the best presented exhibition of Soviet Era manufactured goods that has ever been put together. From lifestyle to domestic, cars and motorcycles. Being of an age that remembers this era, to view the other side as it were was truly fasc.. Read more »inating. 5 Star
Pretty museum on the last 80 years of the bulgaria. Incredible to keep all these distincts things for remember.
Great place, super pristine exhibition. There are separate parts, one with wax figures and one (the larger one) with restored old cars from the communist era. Also, there are lots of showcases with communist era objects, from cosmetics to cigarettes&.. Read more »#039;, vacuum cleaners and toys. Its a trip down memory lane for the ones who lived through communism. The place is in a Mall, the ticket per person, for both the exhibitions, is 20 leva. Its a must see in Varna.
Very nice museum ! Opens At 10 costs 15 Leva for retro and 15 for wax museum 20 if you take both.
You can do both in one hour.
The museum located inside Grand Mall shopping center. Tickets you can buy before entering on reception. 2 tickets 1 is for retro museum, another for Wax Musseum.
Quite interesting places, with some retro Soviet Union things, cars, etc.
It's a bi.. Read more »t cold inside( visited in april), so recommend to have some warm cloth. Full round inside will take around 40 min. to 1 hrs.
Took a trip to the Tetro museum to fulfil memories of the past of my own and other cultures, it was not disappointing that much is for sure.
If you have a passion for vintage cars this is definitely the place for you, although they all looked the sa.. Read more »me to me!
Really enjoyed looking at the 70’s and 80’s merchandise.
Good place for nostalgic memories if you were a kid in the 80's in soviet union.
The museum is very well maintained and the exhibition is nicely laid out, but it lacks descriptions of items.
Nice place to discover cars from an other era, cars we couldn't find in France. One small detail: It was WAY too hot inside. No air flow.
Still it was well worth it. Can check the wax museum just next to it also.
I expected a little bit more, feels a lot like a collection on display in a large hall and not a museum. The air was warm and reeked of oil inside, I guess because of the many cars. Would be nice to get some story behind the objects.
Stunning collection of Eastern bloc cars FSO, Zaz Lada Moskvich Volga Skoda etc etc along with everyday items from the period 1944 to 1989 plus there is also a Wax works museum as well
This place was amazing! If you are in Varna and you are car or motorcycle fan, definately go visit !
Next to it there is vask figure moseum.
Take combo ticket - will be cheaper and also the vask museum is realistick and thats why a bit creepy and i.. Read more »nteresting to visit ! ?
My second visit here, and I'm still finding new and interesting exhibits to discover!
Some might find the ticket price a little high, but I feel its very good value for the wide scope of exhibits here.
There are examples of every household ite.. Read more »m you could imagine from a rich history here.
I guarantee I'll visit a third time!
It is an incredible museum to take you back into past. There are a lot of old exhibits which tell the story of life of the past century.
Not to mention huge collection of cars.
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Great collection of soviet objects (from toys, radios or typewriters to cars, including a lot of objects honoring the sovietic leaders) with some information regarding the historic context and historic or political most important events. I would add .. Read more »some of this: more contextual information would be awesome. I enjoyed how it transported me to a different time, though.
Wonderful nostalgic museum about Bulgarian life in 1944-1989. Aside from many communistic cars, all in pristine condition, there is an abundance of everyday items. From vacuüm cleaners to toys to electronics and sign posts. Also nice for Western.. Read more » European visitors as they'll surely recognize some items from this era.
Tickets can be combined with access to the wax museum in the same place. Recommended.
This is by far one of the best Retro Museum i know! Cars are like new and you can see a lot of other things you have never seen before in same place at once! The wax museum is not that wow but the Retro Museum is WOW and deserve 5 stars!
Very big exposition of cars, bicycles, tools and toys from the 80s and 90s in Bulgaria. Everything is in perfect condition. Old music is playing all the time which helps to feel yourself in the past. You can also visit the second room with realistic.. Read more » bodies of famous people, made from wax. You can show to your kids wat were your radio, camera and toys when you were a kid. It was really nice, recommend.
Many or better most of the pieces that are shown here, remind you on the time 30 and more years ago. The retro museum is located in the Varna Grand Mall and gives you a "flashback" into former times. There are pieces from the every day life.. Read more », toys, money, signs and even cars and motorcycles from the eastern Europe manufacturers of this time span. Even if you didn't live at this time period, it is a nice and interesting experience. The museum is well sorted and next to it is also a wax figure exhibition with well known persons and former political leaders. Go there and enjoy!
Top place to visit. The musium is pretty big, as it tooks a whole parking level. The items are so many and interesting. Very nostalgic and you can find cool old staff.
American Perspective: Great retro museum that is a nice blast from the past and representative of the communist era vehicles and collections of everyday items a local Bulgarian would remember growing up using or seeing. The location is convenient wit.. Read more »hin the Grand Mall Plovdiv. This is either convenient or annoying, depends how you look at it. I found it very smart as you could shop, tour the museum, watch a movie at the cinema, and grab coffee or dinner afterward. Realistically the best combination of a day out. I enjoyed the experience, as coming from an ignorant tourist/American with little awareness of the history or past here, this provided a nice visual perspective of what was produced, used, and enjoyed by a country and region cut off from the rest of the world. If you're a car lover, you'll enjoy this thoroughly like myself who is now actively searching for one of these collectors to restore. And well there is a small wayx museum, which is a bit fun and gimmicky, but it's included, so why not. Enjoy!
Amazing place for anyone that have love for cars, motorcycle and etc, definitely need a visit! Also the Wax museum was great touch!
Beautiful place. The collections are irreplaceable, the music was an addition that only Bulgarian speaking people can understand, the environment was flashy, sparkly, like a Las Vegas casino. The ticket was worth it and I highly recommend you visitin.. Read more »g. You can take pictures an you will definitely reminisce about old times. Thank you.
Great exhibit of old memorabilia - cars are especially beautiful and well kept. A lot of other items to see to - from home appliances to coins and banknotes. Don't miss the sings on the walls. You may need to do a few laps of the hall, to see ev.. Read more »erything
I could not believe how immaculate these renovations are. It is a pity the cars are possibly too immaculate to be used. The origins could be better described. Ordinary people would be very lucky to own a car like these and would need to work years to.. Read more » buy one. Probably not as well finished as these cars.
Very impressive collection of old, communist time memorabilia. It brought me back in time. The museum is truly remarkable with exposition placement, cleanliness, restoration of items.
The museum is wonderful, very beautiful, I recommend visiting.
Brings back memories of comunist eastern Europe
Brutally good! Like a ride back in time. The Soviet/Socialist cars were extremely well renovated. There is an additional memorabilia of items such as toys, books, electrical appliances and much more. Entrance in September is 12лв and 18лв for the com.. Read more »bination with the wax figures. Extremely recommended!!
A must see. Lots of memories came back. Cars, furniture, old music devices, TVs, perfumes and many more items from the past. Highly recommended.
Worth the visit. English speaking helpful staff
Interesting place and stuff from 1944-1989.
Best remember of communism times. Great eastern european cars and a lot of things that only in eastern European countries have been sold, chocolate, toys, computers etc. As eastern European great place to remember old times. Must see Wax Museum which.. Read more » is nearby.
It is an unique experience. The old cars are like brand new. Some of them are better than new :). Its a part of comunism brought to us.
A huge collection owned by one man. Great passion. I could give at least 10 stars. Its a must see.
Totally worth the money and existing to see childhood toys. Also good to show kids how did we love. Loved a lot.
Very nice exposition, all items are in quite genuine condition. It really conveys the spirit of that period of time.