The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet, Mykolayiv

(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet, the only Museum of Shipbuilding and Fleet in Ukraine, is situated in Mykolaiv, also known as Nikolayev, Ukraine.History of the museumAncient House, where museum is situated, is a monument of history and architecture of the late 18th – early 19th century. Built in the style of the ancient Russian classicism, it served as chancery and premises of the main commanders of the Black Sea Fleet during 1794–1900. In due time such admirals as M. S. Mordvinov, I. De Traverse, A. S. Greig, M. P. Lazarev, G. I. Butakov, M. A. Arcas lived and worked here.ExhibitionsThe museum exhibition is located in twelve rooms and numbers nearly 3,000 exhibits. Exhibits in the first hall depicts antiquity and time of the Kievan Rus, describes the beginning of navigation through the Dnipro and Southern Bug rivers, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. There are pictures of ancient Greek ships, illustrations of a deserved painter V. Bahtov to the "Histories" of Herodotus, archeological finds of antique Olbia, fragments of stony anchors. Exhibits which are devoted to the fleet history of Zaporizhian Cossacks, their heroic combat for the access to the Black Sea rouse a great interest.
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  • A lot of high-quality ship models. The exposition is built from the first Russian ship Eagle, until the last ships built in the USSR. Special attention is given to Nicholas shipyard near the plant. The only thing that is not convenient, and not all exhibits inscriptions on Ukrainian dubbed in Russian
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  • I was given a tour of the University by friends and faculty. Was given the grand tour and really enjoyed myself. Was impressed with the knowledge of the nice young lady that was the curator, luckily I...  more »
  • An excellent museum. Almost in the Centre of the city. Recommend in any season. Great layouts, dioramas ships.
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  • Great museum for understanding history of the city and shipbuilding industry in southern part of Ukraine. It's not yet 100% comfortable for non-russian speakers, yet very informative museum, even in visual way only. Must-visit place when you are in Mykolaiv
  • Nice and very relaxing :-)
  • The most interesting museum about the history of Ukrainian shipbuilding and fleet, which I visited in Ukraine. Entry 15 UAH per adult + 5 UAH for the opportunity to photograph exhibits guide then was not, so we were like and admired. Highly recommend this museum here is worth a go.
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  • A wonderful Museum, which is open on weekends. The rich Exposition, covering the whole history of Nikolaev shipbuilding and not only. Pet peeve just twist of curiosities, but perhaps this was an isolated incident.
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  • A good Museum, an interesting story on 🚢 vehicles. To be photographed there need to buy 🎫bilet for pictures, although cost should be automatically
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