Military Historical Artillery Museum, St. Petersburg

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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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  • If you know the story run in the production of ZiS-2, what is the r-1 rocket, which has done with German tanks Sergeant Sazonov under meet Lithuanian Siauliai, the forward, to render knowledge and touch to history! :) For the ordinary boys and their parents say briefly: show technology will not climb in the yard. However, this area is available for inspection free of charge, so that even when the guard comes out and sent back, will not lose anything:) In the huge halls of the Museum are just so bored fast walking. Decals from them, but reading them-not too bracing:) Well the barrel sticking out, then gun, well, what with that? I.e. typical conversations about those:-PAP-PAP, what was that? -Hmm ... This is... tank. Therefore: do not be stingy on the Guide. The staff of the Museum, which I heard enthusiastically worked a glimpse, with good, affordable supply of information.
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  • This excursion will be interesting for all ages! A lot of new and interesting! From Knights to today! Helmets, clubs, armours, warriors on horses, carriages, cannons, tanks, anti-aircraft guns, Katyusha, knives, daggers, swords and much more! Even where posmejat'sjaInteresno and girls and boys, many excursions with children who spend so fascinating! Children stand with their mouths open!
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  • After a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress walked on the spit of vasilyevsky island and saw this museum. Son said that the visit should be, and one day we came to the Discovery Museum-came out just before the closing. Initially ordered individual excursion, then long roamed the all floors have already independently considering the interesting exhibits and artifacts.
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