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National Transport Museum description and photos - Bulgaria: Ruse. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is National Transport Museum.
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The National Transport Museum, located on the banks of the Danube in the city of Ruse, is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria. It is located in the building of the first railway station, built in 1866 by the Barkley brothers. In 1966, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the railway in Bulgaria, it was declared a national museum of railway communications, and the museum building was officially named a historical monument.
The expositions are located in two parts of the station building and in the open air. The museum consists of three sections dedicated to railway transport, shipping and communications.
Here visitors can see several locomotives, different car models (for example, the personal carriages of Tsars Ferdinand I and Boris III can be considered as one of the most interesting, Sultan Abul Azis) and many other curious exhibits (old archival documents, forms of conductors and railway signs). In the communication hall, visitors can get acquainted with the technical development of telegraph, post, radio and television, and at the exhibition dedicated to shipping, see old ships and maps.
This museum will allow its visitors to immerse themselves in the amazing atmosphere of antiquity and help to improve their erudition with many interesting facts.
For Russians it will be interesting to know that the museum's exhibits participated in the filming of the Russian-Bulgarian production "Turkish Gambit" based on the work of the same name by the writer Boris Akunin.
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