We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Aquarium and the Black Sea Museum

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Poor fish, wrong sign

It's pretty cheap and could be nice for kids, but it's really small. Some of the signs are wrong... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Yoav R
via mobile
ClAssic E European museum

We enjoyed the visit, albeit short. Displays are in English and Bulgarian. Some interesting live... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
829tuckerm
via mobile
Read all 87 reviews
94
All photos (94)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good13%
  • Average28%
  • Poor32%
  • Terrible18%
20 Aug 2018
“Poor fish, wrong sign”
10 Jul 2018
“ClAssic E European museum”
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-2°
Feb
Mar
14°
Apr
Contact
Varna, Bulgaria
Website
+359 52 632 066
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Varna
from US$72.70
More Info
from US$6.35
More Info
from US$72.70
More Info
from US$65.77
More Info
Reviews (87)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveller rating
2
4
8
8
6
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2
4
8
8
6
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Old-fashioned, dull and boring. There are boring scientific descriptions under the fish displayed. We expected so much more from a major marine city like Varna. Don't waste your time there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FloLyTeam
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It's pretty cheap and could be nice for kids, but it's really small. Some of the signs are wrong (unless the salamander looks like a turtle), and the tanks are about a meter above the ground. There's also a display of dead /preserved fish and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yoav R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the visit, albeit short. Displays are in English and Bulgarian. Some interesting live fish and a lot of old fashioned preserved fish. We paid 18 BGN for five of us and hat was about what it was worth. (9 euro).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 829tuckerm
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

My boy is 5 and passionate about sea animals. He liked to sed some fish there but even him (easily to be enthusiastic) was surprised “this is all?”. Small, precarius, poor experience. Enjoy the park and the sea instead.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AdrianaI57
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I think calling this an aquarium is something of an overstatement It's probably got about as many fish as a local pet store The whole building is pretty run down needs a good revamp Not really worth visiting unless you have half an hour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Seriously the fish should be rehomed before the place falls to pieces. Glad we found other things to do after this visit or the day would have been a washout. The most drab colourless conditions and it took 20 minutes at the most.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank msjuliesaunders
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Not sure this place worth the money. Maybe the fossil exibition, for the ones who are interested in such. There are many many fossils , some of them in professional cathegory as far as i can see. The live stock is poor. Some aquarium fish,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sza_bee
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is not easy to locate in the Sea Gardens but when you do it is very cheap to enter. it is very small but it is interesting to see the marine life that is in and around the Black Sea.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank priorysides
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Walking around the Sea Garden and Varna in general, we stopped by the Aquarium for a coffee and to view the attractions. The dolphins seemed to be well cared for and the attractions were clean and accessible. It was a surprise to find this place,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank davidpipgras
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

It's not the best or the newest aquarium in the world but is an interesting attraction in the city of Varna. No more than 150 species of fish and marine life form, but is kids friendly and it's a way to spend the afternoon. If...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Marius N
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Alekta Hotel
33 reviews
.07 miles away
Sveta Elena
19 reviews
.12 miles away
Dahlia Gardens
16 reviews
.14 miles away
mOdus Hotel
378 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 332 nearby restaurants
The Sea Terrace
343 reviews
.19 miles away
mOdus bistro
102 reviews
.14 miles away
Mr Baba
421 reviews
.13 miles away
Morski Valk
63 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 168 nearby attractions
Sea Garden
912 reviews
.32 miles away
National Maritime Museum
138 reviews
.04 miles away
History of Varna Museum
48 reviews
.22 miles away
Church St. Nicholas the Thaumaturge
20 reviews
.29 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
KioT5
5 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Marius N | Reviewed this property |
The price I can't remember, but it was cheap, around 5 leva BGN for adults. for the live dolphins you have to go to the Dolphinarium, down the road, but when I was there(during Eater) it was close due to the national... More
0
Votes