Military Historical Artillery Museum, St. Petersburg

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Military Museum Museum
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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  • This museum is brilliant. Not a lot in English but you can work out what most of the exhibits are. This is also one of the few places that sells a guide book in English. Be warned you have to pay to t...  more »
  • ... Just bring a 14 year old boy with you! Seriously- my son LOVED this museum and excitedly told me what everything was. It's a real museum for boys, although I (middle age female) enjoyed it as well...  more »
  • The dozens of cannons, tanks, rocket launchers etc. on the courtyard can be accessed for free. Inside the building, the exhibition is very retro and reflects both the might and shabbiness of the Russi...  more »

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