Radetsky Steamboat National Museum

tel.: for reservations: 0879 456 183; tel.: of the lead branch: 0879 456 966

The Austrian steamer Radetzky was built in 1851 in Budapest. On May 29, 1876, Hristo Botev's squad captured the steamer and forced it to stop on the Bulgarian coast near the village of Kozloduy, from where it headed to the Vratsa Balkan to fight for Bulgaria's freedom.

In 1966, an exact copy of the legendary steamship was built with funds collected by 1 Bulgarian children. Since 200, it has the status of a national museum. It is located on a permanent pier in the town of Kozloduy and since April 000, 1982 is a branch of the National History Museum in Sofia.

The "Radetski Steamship" museum is entirely connected with the life and work of Hristo Botev, with his tragic death, as well as with his crew. Over the years it has become a national shrine. There is an exhibition in it, where you can see valuable relics such as the flag of the Botev Chetniks, uniforms of the Botev Chetniks, the last letters written by the voivode Hristo Botev from aboard the steamer, etc.

The Radetsky Steamship Museum is the only traveling steamship museum on the Balkan Peninsula and in Bulgaria. He travels with organized groups every year from April to the end of October.

Information about visits

Opening hours:

No day off. National Museum "Steamboat Radetsky" is closed on: January 1, Easter (Sunday), December 24 and 25.

Monday - Sunday

(winter 01.11 - 31.03), 09:00 - 17:30 (checkout until 17:00)
(summer 01.04 - 31.10), 10:00 - 18:00 (checkout until 17:30)

Important information for visitors to "Radetsky Steamship". 
Due to compliance with anti-epidemic safety measures, the ship is disinfected between 12:00-13:00 and 15:00-15:30 and no visitors are allowed


Individual visits:

• citizens – BGN 7.00
• pupils, students, pensioners – BGN 3.00

Guided talks

• talk – BGN 5.00

Admission is free:

• for people with special needs and their companions
• every last Monday of the month after 15:00 p.m.
• May 18 – International Museum Day

Preferential prices:

• November 1 – The Day of the People's Alarm Clocks – free entry for children, schoolchildren and students, for all others BGN 1

Shooting prices: 


Prices for the use of areas for holding events (

 (business meetings, conferences, celebrations, cocktails, etc.) - by agreement. To request an event, fill out the form the attached request.

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