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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  • Very good and informative tour on a warm sunny day. It was a pleasure for us to sit on the bench and hang out with her sister while the boy ran around and looked at the exhibits.
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  • The last time the Museum was more than 30 years ago. Very large impressions. This time everything is much more mundane-just an exhibition of guns and even coy. The biggest impression left the aeroplane FARMAN life-size, that has no relation to the artillery. Sad.
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  • Impressive display of decades of military activities. There are some information in English but the majority is in Russian. You have to leave your jacket in the wardrobe but it is included in the tick...  more »