Military Historical Artillery Museum, St. Petersburg

(4.3/5 based on 240+ 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 very interesting educational Museum. A large number of exhibits of miniature battles panorm. Well presented military technics and equipment of our army from the time of Peter 1 and before WWII. Open-air museum a lot of military equipment. I advise you to visit this Museum
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  • At the weekend visited the military historical Museum of artillery, really wanted to see her son on weapons) picked up a Museum and not make a mistake, the Museum's stunning Exposition, with exhibits in the building of the Museum for a fee, and there are exhibits outdoors by the Museum. So enjoy the power and the development of our armed forces can and free. I am part of the exhibits outside the Museum territory generally available to their touch, climb and pose-) in beautiful sunny weather is sunny you can just walk and kids tell and show the development of armed equipment. It is interesting not only for boys) and it is particularly important that this better plan a long walk, so take a look.
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  • Better to go to the Museum in comfortable shoes, because a huge territory and go get tired. In my opinion, the most interesting and the old exhibits are presented at the beginning of the examination, but the bypass definitely worth it. Some weapons are impressive with their beauty, subtlety and complexity of the work, the scale and grandeur.
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