Naval Museum Complex Balaklava, Balaklava

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Military Museum Museum
Step inside a nuclear fallout shelter at Naval Museum Complex Balaklava, which features submarine facilities, exhibits on the Crimean War, and an arsenal of weapons ranging from torpedoes to nuclear missiles. Located in an underground base below the mountains, the complex once possessed a highly sophisticated network of camouflaging equipment. Its protective systems kept it nearly indestructible--able to handle a direct hit by nuclear bombs. Here you'll see underground water channels with a dry dock, warehouses, and repair shops for the 21 submarines that could fit inside. Take a look at the exhibited warship models, naval equipment, and memorabilia. Dress warmly, as the temperatures here remain about 15 C (59 F) throughout the year. Work out when and for how long to visit Naval Museum Complex Balaklava and other Balaklava attractions using our handy Balaklava travel itinerary maker.
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  • This amazing place is a underground or more precise built in a mountain and housed and refitted Russian Subs during cold war. But it also houses a private collection of Crimean Battlefield relics seco...  more »
  • Its not pristine but it is really interesting as a architectural achievement. If your touring around the area certainly worth the visit.  more »
  • Well you do expect to see a submarine, and guess what NO submarine! Slightly interesting but seen better. At least I had my wife (Russian) to translate otherwise a few tunnels a bit of oily water and ...  more »
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  • One of the coolest museums that I have been through. When I went it was a self guided tour. Being in the underground submarine dry dock area was really neat!
  • Hardly anything left inside but still interesting to see.
  • I would love to visit this museum when I get the chance to go to Ukraine
  • Very cool
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