Throughout the history Bulgaria took part in many wars. Ever since the Bulgarians came to these lands they led a lot of battles. They fought against the Byzantine Empire to establish their own Kingdom (Tsarsdom), defended from many tribes during the Middle Ages, organized uprisings, participated in the Russian wars against the Ottoman Empire, were part of the Balkan Wars and the World Wars.
A small part of all that is kept in the museum. The chronological exhibition will lead you from a helmet dated 5th century B.C. up to NATO times nowadays. That presented through the eyes of the Bulgarian soldier. There are 3 more permanent exhibitions: armour, uniforms, medals and orders (both Bulgarian and foreign). In addition to that there are two more halls for temporary exhibitions – private ones or organized by the museum.What I like most about this museum is the huge amount of paintings that they have. Military painters were often part of the army on governmental duty. A lot of paintings by Yaroslav Veshin are also part of the collection.
The museum thought of a nice way to make us feel the atmosphere of the presented time by playing different sounds corresponding to the period. Sounds of floating rivers, the national military anthem, the Hurray of the soldiers, the bombings during the II World War and more will take you to the glorious battles of Bulgarian history.