Military Historical Artillery Museum, St. Petersburg
(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Gain an appreciation of the history of Russia's military weaponry at Military Historical Artillery Museum. Peter the Great opened the museum in 1703 with an exhibit of a cannon cast by Andrei Chokhov, a renowned cannon and bell caster during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. The museum boasts a collection ranging from the 15th century to the present, with weapons, armor, and military uniforms from Russia and Europe. Keep your eye out for the personal effects and arms of Russian emperors, Napoleon’s personal arms used during his disastrous invasion of Russia, and a gallery devoted to the AK-47 and its designer. The museum contains very little information in English. Plan to visit Military Historical Artillery Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. Petersburg attractions using our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.
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  • A wonderful Museum! Beautiful, rare exhibits. Held in the Museum of the 5-o'clock. However ... The first time I visited the Museum of the year 1976. But now the impression that nothing has changed since then. Dusty, burnt artifacts? The case is probably not in this. Parquet rassohsja so that simply became dangerous. JAWS rotate in the most unexpected moment. Toilet in such a State that once visiting it-the desire to go back only to the masochist. Water was no booths. So-that smell and condition you can imagine! I want to wish permission, staff say. object culture walk 200 meters in the Peter and Paul Fortress. In the Museum "Commandant's House". Here's where you realize-modern Museum should look like. That's where the filling of exhibits and presentation of the material on the most modern level!
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  • This is really a MALE Museum. Purely masculine, because I haven't seen in my life no women that liked this apotheosis of lethal. So do not tense your wives, daughters were visiting this place. Go there with his son or take time for independent visits. Commentators are right that nothing changes here-only 30 years, not much more. And assessing the lack of modern means of killing the enemy please don't forget-it's history and a very nice history of our country. And looking at a piece of military engineering please do not zatrudnites' to read the date of the appearance of a gun and relate this with dates in the history of our country. And of course explain all of this to your son or sons. I'm sure for them it will be absolutely unforgettable. My recommendation-younger than 9-10 years is still a bit early, and ceases to be the child Museum is simply immense.
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  • This is an excellent museum of the history of artillery. I have never seen so many cannons and guns under the same roof. The exhibits start in early times of sword and mace to the present day of missi...  more »