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The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian Art and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The museum consists of a sculptural park (7,500 square metres...more
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7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Socialist Art has an impressive collection of statues from the socialist era. But the we visited, there was no exhibition except contemporary posters made by students. Well, not what we expected to be an exhibition of socialist art.

Thank makr80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is rather far away from the city centre but you can easily get there by metro and it's definitely worth it especially if you are not from Eastern Europe.

Thank Lucia B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well, there was a time the ideology and ideologist tried to persuade people that the so called Light Future, is comming soon. In that museum you can see a lot of books, pictures, media and vice versa of materials of propaganda. It is hard to...More

Thank nta_12
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This place is a collection of socialist era statues from all over the country. Despite the fact it is quite small, it offers a unique opportunity to discover Bulgarian socialist art. Furthermore, there was an interesting exhibition of socialist posters when I came -a shame...More

Thank FrenchTraveller001
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The museum consists of three parts. There is a garden filled with the monuments which were erected in Bulgaria in the times of socialism. Then there is a documentary film shown to explain the history of socialism in Bulgaria and how and the monuments from...More

Thank Ксения Г
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The Museum of Socialism is two parts. The outdoor sculptures are all communist era pieces that were once all around the city. After the fall of communism, they were removed and this garden museum is now their final resting place. The people do not want...More

Thank TravelTrooperX2
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The museum is broken into three; there is the sculptures outside, which are vast and almost haunting. Then there is a video which is in the same building as the shop - the video is about half an hour and shows Bulgaria's political history in...More

Thank Jamwill1
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The museum is really a sculpture garden ... It is other-wordly, truly, for Westerners who lived through the Cold War. Here are some tips: 1) Read up on Bulgarian Communists so you know who you are looking at ... There are signs in English, but...More

2  Thank Ginny W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I expected much more, but its just a garden of communist statues and a 35 minute film. I would have thought there would be much more to offer.

Thank Lara J
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Totalitarian iconography is seldom illustrated on such a scale : the garden comprises a stunning collection of statues representing the gods and semi-gods of the Communist pantheon : Lenin, Dimitrov... In the indoor area, you can watch a film about Communist propaganda : don't skip...More

Thank severus75
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