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. Use our St. Petersburg journey planner to add Military Historical Artillery Museum and other attractions to your St. Petersburg vacation plans.
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  • I was not even aware that this Museum existed in the first place . I became aware of it when my wife and i were visiting the St Peter and St Paul Fortress accompanied by Ms Julia of Ulko Tours. Me... 
    I was not even aware that this Museum existed in the first place . I became aware of it when my wife and i were visiting the St Peter and St Paul Fortress accompanied by Ms Julia of Ulko Tours. Me...  more »
  • Great place to visit since early time till date ll kind of war machines are present seperate gallery for kutuzov , bagrateon , huge gallery for kalshnikov rifle and gun collection , arms ammunition... 
    Great place to visit since early time till date ll kind of war machines are present seperate gallery for kutuzov , bagrateon , huge gallery for kalshnikov rifle and gun collection , arms ammunition...  more »
  • I recommend this to everyone who likes military ground forces. You have 2 collections, a paid one inside the building and a free one outside. I personally liked more the outside exhibition where... 
    I recommend this to everyone who likes military ground forces. You have 2 collections, a paid one inside the building and a free one outside. I personally liked more the outside exhibition where...  more »
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  • Note that the outside part of the museum is free. Great collection of Artillery. No information in English, but just interesting and impressive to walk around. I haven't been inside.
  • Real tanks! Real Guns! A Katusha! The complete russian history of weaponry can be found there. I found it really amazing to look at all this machinery to have a better picture of the warfare back then. Amazing history! I also saw little kids putting a AK together (its a sort of 'tiny' workshop). Amazing xD
  • Only for Russian speakers. An incredible exposition of cannon guns. No explanation for the cannons. Good the Alexander Kalashnikov rooms. Need a renewal of the installation. They are on this renewal. No audioguide..
  • It's an interesting museum. But after seeing so many weapons I started to realizing that it is a museum to dead and mauve massacres, a museum to war and pain. If you plan to go with children, please bare in mind that you will see tons of weapons, guns...
  • What a fantastic museum. Heaven for anyone interested in rockets, missiles, automatic weapons, or, erm, artillery! Just plan to double your estimate on how long you wil need there. One negative is although the collection is probably second to none, the inside items are very badly displayed- dingy rooms with bad lighting, makes for hard work photographing.

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