Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker, Murmansk

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The world's first surface ship utilizing nuclear power, Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker today serves as a museum to preserve the history of the pioneering craft. First launched in 1957, the vessel helped to clear shipping routes in Russia's northern reaches. Climb aboard the powerful ship, home to more than 1,000 rooms, cabins, and compartments, and explore the facilities that once housed the crew. See how they lived, worked, and operated aboard the icebreaker during the years of the Soviet Union. Learn a bit more about the vessel's history and operation, and Arctic exploration in general, by joining a guided tour from the museum staff. You'll even get a glimpse of the nuclear reactor itself. Tours are available in English, but you should be sure to call ahead to arrange one. Add Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker to your Murmansk travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Murmansk trip planner.
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  • "Revocation" point itself is gorgeous. Unfortunately, the machine was "out" and she had to admire her outside only. Powerful stuff! Straight delight takes the possibilities of man and his conquest of metal and water. Very sorry that the tour was "superficial" and did not see everything inside (((That was hard road to this monumental ledokolu)) particularly zaledenelye treads. Recommend to visit, but try to get into the working days and hours. An adult ticket 500 ₽.
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  • The Atomic icebreaker "Lenin" powerful building, right in the city! I never was a huge ship. Was shocked by the size of both outside and inside. Visited overview and interactive tours. Very informative and interesting excursions. If you visit in Murmansk icebreaker "Lenin".
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  • In Murmansk does not visit the first nuclear icebreaker simply cannot be! This is the heart of the city, in my opinion. Yes and very interesting tour. Such ingestion system: there are common excursions in 12.14 and 16, where you have to get in line on the street for about half an hour before the entrance and beyond 20 people the two groups allowed if you're 21, you can and not get caught. You can go individual excursion in 13 or 15 by appointment. It's more expensive, but inexpensive, but you personally lead, not the crowd. And there are also exhibitions: interactive, for example. Also in time, but the icebreaker will not see, but you learn a lot about the Arctic, all other ice-breakers, etc. in General, my conclusion: private excursion very even worth it! Interesting. Feeling almost of time travel))
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  • Amazing piece of history. It's great to see the raise of Russian nation and the way they have glorified it. Also who knew ice breaker is such an amazing piece of science! Must see
  • Very interesting to visit a nuclear ice-breaker from the soviet time. A guided tour will bring you through the main parts of the ship, like for example the nuclear facilities, the engineroom and the bridge. Here information about these places is beeing told, but unfortunately this is (at least in our case) only in Russian. The textual information on board is also available in English though. With all there is to sea, it is a real recommendation to visit the ship when you are in Murmansk. To make the picture complete one could visit Murmansk in winter and see the ship covered in ice, though because of the warm golfstream, the Murmansk harbour, and therefor the Lenin, will stay open and free of ice all year long.
  • Worth a visit. Very informative guide and unusual ship experience.
  • Very nice place to visit in Murmansk. This ship is the first nuclear icebreaker ship in the world and have lot of historical stories. They will guide you room to room if you visit this place. Maximum per-quota is like 10-12 people only and it cost you around 300Rub/person. They have souvenir shop in the entrance inside the ship, and the price is good. Tour guide will explain everything in detail about the story of the ship and their experience, but they only explain it on Russia (so make sure you bring your Russian speaking friend to translate it for you). The tour will take around 90-120 minutes depend on the tour guide. And they have many interactive room that you can play with, but time is short. You also can take photo and send the photo to your email for free (must try!!) Beside that, make sure you bring jacket/sweater, because temperature is so freezingly cold.
  • They don't offer online information. So when I got there on Sunday they had already close. They don't open Mondays and Tuesdays either. Still, in the outside lots majestic.
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